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For $12M, Mexican Colonial Offers World in Tiles, Drapery

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Here's a bit of lovely historical real estate to kick off the week: Mexico's Casa de la Marquesa (House of the Marquis), an old mansion-turned-boutique-hotel in Santiago de Queretaro, boasts an UNESCO World Heritage pedigree—it's hosted the Emperor of Mexico Maximilian of Hapsburg and Emperor Don Agustin de Iturbide—and 13 bedroom suites. Completed in 1756, the estate's real moneymaker is its quintessential Mexican Baroque architecture, "replete" with "hand-forged iron lattices, carved Cantera stonework, Moorish filigrees, and painstakingly restored Morrocan murals all complemented with exquisite period furnishings," per the brokerbabble. The ask? $12M.

Not feeling all the yummy Moorish grandness? Another stunning Mexico property, this one a flat-line minimalist, right this way.

· Casa de la Marquesa [Sotheby's]
· All Globe Trotting posts [Curbed National]