Monday, January 23, 2012


  This estate was built 300 years ago, it was from my MIL's side of the family, as it was very abandoned and there are frescoes, paintings on the walls that were also restored by professional curators that work on antique art work paintings and the owners, my Sil and Bil went through the difficult  task of having it restored.  There are also many beautiful things that I guess the family did to the hacienda while they lived there for many years. The buildings adjacent to the old hacienda were barns that later became living quarters as the family grew.  Now most of the original heirs are dead and their children and great-grands live in the capital, or other city's. 

 Here is the entry to the gorgeous 300 year old home.
 Everything you see here has not been touched since, not the center patio, or the open porch floors.
 I just love the open porches of the house.

 The paths are all with this river stones as they were originally.
An old trees

Thank you for coming to visit my friends.  See you next time.

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Have a wonderful week my friends.  Lots of hugs.

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  1. Fabby, what a beautiful estate and heritage you have. The hacienda and the grounds are beautiful and I look forward to your next post. Have a wonderful week! Pamela

  2. Beautiful, but you had me at the temperature range. I dislike hot weather and I think I must be a rose!

  3. OMGOSH- I would feel like I had died and gone to heaven to live in such a beautiful place. How wonderful that it has stayed in the family for all these generations..and has been loved and restored to grandeur! BEAUTIFUL. I am just wondering what part of the country this is in? xo Diana

  4. Thank you for bringing me to this wonderful post! It is amazing to think of a home 300 years old--and looking so good. We don't have much that old in this country! Truly fabulous! I enjoyed the tour and the one on the roses too. I imagined the scent of the roses at that wedding reception table!

    Yes, Little One is in my header, she has longish blonde hair ! ! ! It's nice how you always mention her!

  5. Ma chère Fabby, je viens de faire une visite fabuleuse... Quelle beauté que ces lieux...
    Je suis très admirative des fresques qui sont extraordinaires.
    Une sérénité parfaite règnent dans ces fantastiques jardins...
    Comment ne pas vivre heureux et créer dans un tel endroit ?
    Tu nous as offert avec cette dernière publication une grande part de plaisir...
    Gros bisous

  6. Che casa e giardino bellissimi!Baci,Rosetta

  7. It is beyond words, fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing. It looks beautifully restored. OMG. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  8. Wow Fabby, how gorgeous!! What an amazing heritage. Thanks so much for the beautiful tour.

    Jocelyn @

  9. Thank you so much for the tour, Fabby. The hacienda is breathtakingly beautiful!

  10. Fabby ... I want to go to Ecuador !! this looks so lovely ... I love that there is so much family history! Can't wait to see the inside... xo HHL

  11. What a beautiful estate. I had no idea your weather was so mild, no wonder the roses are so beautiful!

  12. What a wonderful tour! I can see why you had such a marvelous time. I look forward to the next tour to see the interior. Great post, Fabby! Hard to imagine some families have such a property to call "home." Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  13. Fabulous, Fabby! Oh my, this is just glorious. I can only imagine how special it was and how much you loved staying there. Your husband has such rich heritage... knowing who his ancestors were through hundreds of years! He is one lucky man. And you are one lucky lady to experience all of this. Thanks for the tour, it was wonderful.

  14. Thanks so much for joining in with my linly party! It always fun to see what you have been up to on your side of the world.

    Best wishes,

  15. Hi Fabby,
    The beauty of this estate and the grounds are just stunning. What a grand place to see. The gardens are beautiful. I love the paintings and the design of the hacienda. So looking forward to the next tour of the interiors. I know it will be inspiring.

    Thank you for your visit today. See you again soon.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  16. Your weather is so mild, and everything is very lush. Thank you so much for sharing this Fabby. The hacienda is breathtakingly beautiful! I look forward to Part 3, and will come back over and over again to see if I missed anything ;o)

    I am visiting from the Cozy Home Party.

  17. Fabyy gracias por haberme permitido compartir tu viaje por esa antigua hacienda Esperaré disfrutar más en la próxima
    Cariños desde Argentina
    Siempre es primavera

  18. Hi Fabby-

    I loved reading about your family's history including this truly breathtaking home. I loved the outdoor area the best, but it's all just wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing this at my party. Sadly, you forgot to link back, so please make sure you do that. Thanks in advance!

  19. wow this is unbelievable! fascinating story & beautiful flowers...roses are the best!

  20. absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

  21. Beautiful Fabby! Thanks for sharing and giving us the lovely tour. Have a wonderful day.


  22. Wow what an amazing estate just beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful day my friend.

    Always Wendy

  23. Oh my, such a gorgeous place. I loved seeing all the pics. The architecture and the grounds are stunning. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  24. Hi Fabby,
    this is a beautiful house and garden. I am overwhelmed by that generous architecture and landscape. Thank you so much for sharing, it is all like a dream.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  25. Oh Fabby, what a gorgeous place to visit! How wonderful that you have given us a chance to see your husband's families beautiful hacienda. It looks like a park, the landscaping and the porches are so lovely and perfect. The artwork is wonderful. Thank you so much for letting us see this!
    Hugs, Cindy

  26. Hi Fabby,
    What a magnificient, beautiful and stately place. Loved seeing it, and so glad you shared it with us. Must be a wonderful place to visit or stay. So much history and culture.

    Hope you are doing well hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  27. WOW! That's quite a place! So much heritage too- how wonderful! It sounds unreal to be able to live in such a comfortable temperature all the time!

  28. I'm drooling here. Enjoyed your cyber hacienda tour very much.

    Joyce M

  29. Wow, what a fabulously preserved treasure! I think my favorite part, although it is all so beautiful is that wonderful staircase out of stone with the moss growing on it and the stone balustrade. Absolutely gorgeous drive, walks and grounds too. I am so glad someone could bring it back into the family and preserve it.

  30. Fantastic! I am short of words. Love everything about this beautiful estate.
    Thanks for your sweet words on my blog. Your visit is always my pleasure dear friend.
    Have a great week :)

  31. Oh, Fabby!!! What a gorgeous home. Thanks so much for the tour! :D I enjoyed it so much. I would love to have gardens like that! *sighs*

  32. What a wonderful hacienda & to have remain in the family is so special, Fabby! I'm so glad they have kept it up & restored it. Thank you so much for sharing the photos. I can't wait for the next postings.


  33. What a beautiful villa~I love the painted mural Fabby! Thx for the tour.

  34. What An amazing story and house! The landscaping is stunning!

  35. oh my are surrounded by beauty!

  36. Hi Fabby,
    What a fantastic house and gardens!
    I love these old interiors, the antique trunks, the painted walls, everything so evocative of the old days...
    I won't miss the next tours, for sure!
    It was a pleasure to visit you.

  37. Hi Fabby,
    This is my fist visit to your lovely blog. I am visiting through Bunny Jeans Bunny hop Wednesday.
    Your family hacienda is amazingly beautiful, it has touched my heart in so many ways.
    The love of the families that have been born and died in this great estate lives on though the land and through the ones now who care for this fabulous home. What a treasure you have, I love all the brick and stone also the stories that the beautiful hand painted al fresco's are telling! I can't wait to see more.
    I have become your newest follower.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  38. Hi Fabby, I am so glad you took a lot of pictures to share with us. What a gorgeous, gorgeous hacienda! I love old Spanish homes. They are so interesting and so beautiful. His landscaping is really lovely too. Amzing paintings on the walls!...Christine

  39. How beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  40. That is so gorgeous! Just breathtaking!

  41. I am always amazed by you and your family, Fabby! Thanks for telling me to come by as you know I would NOT want to miss these three tours you will be sharing with us.
    How lovely and how gorgeous. They have done such a great job restoring the place, it is hard to believe it is 300 years old!

    Just gorgeous grounds.
    Thanks so much for allowing us into your life and all of its beauty.


  42. Hi Fabby,
    those fresco paintings are simply delightful, amazing that they are so aged........marvelous tho!

    Thanks for sharing your warm fuzzy with us, Yea, love letters and nice things people say to you in cards are on my list of things too. Very inciteful as we look back and enjoy that. Have a great rest of the week hon,
    Blessings, nellie

  43. what a beautiful piece of property, such a wonderful legacy.

  44. Oh Fabby..... the hacienda, the grounds and the wonderful history.... so beautiful!!!!

  45. Fabby, thank you for shring this with us.. I love the history you shared. The place is so charming. I could just stay there forever! xo marlis

  46. Magnifique! I can hardly wait for the rest of the tours! Cherry Kay

  47. The Altaflor Hacienda is beautiful. It is all in such wonderful condition and shows the love and care it has been given throughout the years. Can't wait for views of the interior!! Hugs!

  48. Hi lovely lady.
    Your photos of the your estate and heritage are Gorgeous. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my 2011 Tablescape for Valentine's day. I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend. I'am going to put a new Tablescape on this Sunday for Valentine's hope you come see me.
    XXOO Diane

  49. it! I think I could live very comfortable in that magnificent hacienda. Excellent pics. Diane

  50. Hi Fabby,

    This is a wonderful post -- what a beautiful hacienda! I've never had the opportunity to see much authentic Spanish architecture, and this is fascinating. I love all the different architectural details. The frescos are lovely, and the flowers are gorgeous!! This is quite a large hacienda and a real treasure to have in your family.

    Thanks for sharing, Fabby, and have a great weekend!!



  51. I can just envision myself walking along one of those river stone paths on a warm, lazy afternoon and then taking a breather beneath the shade of one of those beautiful porches. My pretty! La hacienda es muy bonita!

  52. The hacienda is just gorgeous! And your photos are wonderful. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  53. So pretty!

    My PINK. I would like to invite you also to my meme, come link with me with Color Connection.

  54. Awesome architecture and gardens. The hacienda is in amazing condition to be 300 years old. I'd love to see it and the gardens "in person".

  55. Very nice house! Looks like it is still well maintained despite so many years. :)

  56. Fabby, Wow....what a wonderful home. So fun to view a 300 year old home that has been so loved! I'm your newest follower and want to thank you for your kind comments on my blog. Looking forward to visiting with you here.

  57. What a peaceful place to visit. You really captured all the beauty that is surrounding this amazing place. The landscape is so green and groomed. Such a historic hacienda. Your pictures are so vibrant that it is almost as if I were walking these beautiful grounds myself. Maybe in my dreams. hehe
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  58. Hello Fabby, I can only say this home is stunning. How wonderful to have this lovely estate in your husbands family. I too love the open porches. If only these walls could talk. Smile.

    I also enjoyed your trip to the rose farm. I adore roses and these were a feast for my eyes.
    Happy days to you Fabby.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  59. Dear Fabby...I saw this post the day it came out and THOUGHT I had left a comment.....senior moment?? I so enjoyed reading about your husband's family's estate and seeing the beautiful grounds and some portions of the hacienda. It is a lovely setting, with the natural woodlands and the planted gardens. The hacienda is gorgeous and it has been so wonderfully restored. I love the porches, and the paintings at the entrance....
    well, it is all beautiful, and I am looking forward to the next post and seeing the inside of the house. You are always so interesting!!
    Have a happy week...Hugs, Francy

  60. What a gorgeous home and gardens.



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