Enjoy all that Guanajuato has to offer from this 369 M2 (3,972 Sq. Ft.) property near downtown with great views of the city. Remodeled in 1996, this fully-furnished 188 M2 (2,024 Sq. Ft.) house is elegant in its simplicity, feels modern, open and airy, and is located on a quiet street just a 5-minute walk from downtown GTO. Casa de las Ranas boasts three gardens: A gated front garden with two decorative stone frogs, mature plantings including bougainvilleas and other drought-tolerant plants, a large yucca that provides shade and is a stopping point for migrating song birds; and an unused green area that can be developed into a car garage. A winding stairway connects these two gardens and leads to the front door. The larger back garden is a haven for wildlife in the city including pollinating insects, butterflies, hummingbirds and other native song birds that visit the mature Jacaranda tree, numerous bougainvilleas, cacti, roses, orange trees, and other drought hardy landscaping. This larger garden also has two patio areas: one is a stone patio great for entertaining large groups or enjoying intimate dining outdoors under the dappled shade of the Jacaranda. The other patio is right off the kitchen and laundry room. A raised garden planter, excellent for growing herbs and other edibles, runs the length of the patio and extends to nearly the end of the wall separating this property from the next. A third patio seating area can be built toward the back of the property where the jasmine vine perfumes the air and the elevation is just right for a perfect view of El Pipila. This pet-friendly garden also has a green area/lawn perfect for homeowners with dogs. The downstairs living areas include: A large master bedroom with built-in closet space and large window with views of the back yard; this spacious bedroom allows for a TV viewing area; bright living room with floor-to-ceiling window; dining room and furniture to seat six; breakfast nook; foyer or greeting area by the front door; one full bathroom; a galley-style kitchen with lots of open storage and lovely views to the patio and garden; and a laundry room large enough to double as a pantry and storage room. An outdoor stairway provides storage for garden supplies and connects the downstairs patio with the upstairs apartment. This apartment has a terraced entry with a view of El Pipila and downtown. This terrace, right off the kitchen, can be enjoyed as-is for dining outdoors; or it can be converted into an enclosed patio or sun room to be enjoyed year-round. The upstairs living areas include: A bright and open kitchen with natural light and lovely views; a second entry from the terrace into a foyer with a large closet; one full bathroom; a large master bedroom with built-in closet space and views of the back garden; a second bedroom with an adjoining dressing area with large closet; and a bright and airy living room which can function as an office or as a bedroom as it is currently being used. The current owners resurfaced and painted the exterior structure in 2016. The roof top, resurfaced and waterproofed in 2015 and maintained yearly, can be improved into a rooftop terrace with fantastic 360 degree uninterrupted views of the city and surrounding mountains. Close to grocery stores, shopping, historic downtown, restaurants, entertainment, museums, this elegant home is worth a look.