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Barbara is one such artist who settling here in 2003, wasted no time in finding a new building project. It has been her passion as witnessed in her California homes. Her love of landscape painting and brilliant designing talents coalesce in this wholly hospitable Mexican bed & breakfast.
Once a bordello, it was run by a strong woman known as La Turka. All the action ended in 1962, and the property fell into disrepair. Not one to part easily with the past, Ms. Poole put her skills into high gear. She enlarged the four working girls' rooms - even giving them names: La Chiquita, La Pepita, La Rosita and La Jovita (named after her wonderful in-house cook).
These cozy rooms however are just part of Ms. Poole's penchant for expansion, recycling and quest for natural beauty. "I can see through walls. I'm a renovator and love to reinvent spaces with the environment and recycling in mind," said the gifted artist as she pointed out a beautiful set of terra cotta Saltillo steps, she kept them from the original building and repositioned them in another area leading up to one of the lovely suites. In fact, five spacious suites - each with its own kitchen and lounging area present the charming rustic hand-hewn craftsmanship in the objects and furniture inside the 7000-square feet of living area.
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Indeed, relaxing inside brings the eye to so many appealing paintings and indigenous crafts. Native artist, Ruben Morales with his robust primitive figure paintings hang in a central gallery area. This space is used for local artists to display their work.
Aside from the lovely hues colouring the walls, the stunning array of authentic Mexican adornments, and the sensational Mexican cuisine Jovita cooks up for Casa de la Noche's breakfasts, Ms. Poole is bringing something exciting and much needed into her vision. She has put in place a fabulous large workshop space for artists of all kinds: painters, sculptors, dancers, yoga practitioners, and actors to utilize to their hearts content. Workshops of all kinds will find a happy home here. What a great place for wedding guests and reunions!
Painters can even hang their works in the main floor gallery."I want it to be used by people who are stimulated by this environment so they can bring out their creative selves."
Casa de la Noche has been reborn out of its bordello past. Splendid in its present form (all amenities you’ll ever need), this is the place to stay in San Miguel de Allende.
The web site is: http://www.casadelanoche.com for beautiful guest lodgings
For more information and reservations (prices are very reasonable), email Barbara and leave your number at: email@example.com
Mexico - toll free vonage from USA/ Canada: 831-373-8888
Local in San Miguel de Allende: 415-152-0732