HEYNE is a colonial hacienda style home built in 2000 of adobe
in the Lavanderia area. Local workmen, wood workers, stonemasons,
ironworkers and decorative painters handcrafted this 18,000 square
foot plus Casa. Set on a hillside on the edge of the Historical
district on a rock wall amid bougainvilleas and extensive gardens,
it is only a 12-minute walk to the Jardin.
cathedral-like entry takes you up the mountain from the front
door to the main living areas. There are eight different patios
and a central courtyard filled with palms and citrus trees beside
the fishpond, waterfall and heated dipping pool. The pool is hidden
from view by layers of boulders and landscaping. There are eight
different stairways leading to different gardens and patios, with
hammocks and seating for sunbathing, reading or for sitting and
enjoying the view. Birdcages resembling the different churches
are filled with parakeets and canaries.
this essentially two-story home there are eleven fireplaces, a
central sound system, four fountains, and both indoor and outdoor
dining areas that seat twelve. The water purification plant treats
all of the water coming into the house. There is a 50 foot long
beamed ceiling great room with pool table and wet bar, as well
as numerous outdoor seating areas, two with wood burning fireplaces.
Casa Heyne has been featured in two books on Mexico homes: Traditional
Mexican Style Interiors and Traditional Mexican Style
Exteriors – A Schiffer Design Book by McMenamin and