Current Listings Properties for Sale or Lease
Rancho Japito (10 Acres), Michoacan, Mexico
1 hour’s drive from Morelia, the big modern state capitol, with its international airport, Rancho Japito is 5 miles outside of picturesque colonial (1519) Santa Clara del Cobre (copper). Along the way you pass larger charming Patzcuaro (est.1319) on the shores of large multi island Lake Patzcuaro.
Located in the beautiful central Mexican Michoacan, 5 miles from colonial (1519) St Clara del Cobre, the copper town. 8,000 feet elevation, surrounded by avocado orchards, mountains, and clean spring fed lakes. Rancho Japito’s iron gates open to a 300 foot long tree lined driveway at the end of which is a beautiful 2003 2 story American style house with an open & sunny floor plan, vaulted ceilings, lots of dual-pane windows, exposed log beams, hardwood floors, and a charming Romeo’ balcony overlooking the huge 23 x 29 ft great room. Big island kitchen, with lots of cabinetry & counters, a living room with corner fireplace, and a dining room. Big master suite with 2 person spa tub, shower, twin sinks with hand painted tile. 3 covered patios = 1,150 +sq ft. Huge 2 car garage/barn with lots of storage. A brick 4 stall stable with tack room opens to a fenced paddock area and fenced pasture. Property surrounds a 10,764 S.F. lot & unfinished 2 bed 1 bath 1,000 S.F house also for sale. See below.
Troje (Barn House), Michoacan, Mexico
Also located in Michoacan, Mexico, adjacent to Rancho Japito, this “troje” home is an empty log cabin like shell, ready for interior walls & stairs to become a 2 bedroom house. Troje homes are unique to the local Purepecha Indians and are made of heavy, hand-hewn, thick pine beams. Traditionally, no metal elements, such as nails or screws, were used. Even the tejamanil (flat pine boards/shingles) ceiling was attached with the thorns from the Tejocote Tree. It has a dug well, large underground cistern for fresh water, a septic tank with leach lines and electric available. This property is surrounded by and once was part of the 10-acre Rancho Japito with a barn, 4 horse stables, and a large beautiful American style home. See above.
I am personal friends with the Washington State seller and have personally visited the property and area. By appointment, neighbor will show you the property & area. Broker is a friend of owner & has visited it and area.