Luxe Contemporary Living in El Paso, Texas

After many years of hard work in medical school, Dr. Silvia Villa-Royval and Dr. Ismael Rodriguez returned to Silvia’s hometown of El Paso to serve the community – and to buy their dream home. Realtor Debbi Hester helped them navigate the tricky process of buying the perfect first place.

Photo By: MB Gross/MiCasaTours.com/El Paso, Texas

Photo By: MB Gross/MiCasaTours.com/El Paso, Texas

Photo By: MB Gross/MiCasaTours.com/El Paso, Texas

Photo By: MB Gross/MiCasaTours.com/El Paso, Texas

Photo By: MB Gross/MiCasaTours.com/El Paso, Texas

Photo By: MB Gross/MiCasaTours.com/El Paso, Texas

Photo By: MB Gross/MiCasaTours.com/El Paso, Texas

Photo By: MB Gross/MiCasaTours.com/El Paso, Texas

Photo By: MB Gross/MiCasaTours.com/El Paso, Texas

Photo By: MB Gross/MiCasaTours.com/El Paso, Texas

Home Exterior

Silvia and Ismael wanted to live on the west side of El Paso, which boasts some of the city’s best views and most elegant subdivisions. After touring more than a dozen properties, the couple revisited this contemporary home during the daytime, when they could enjoy the home in natural light and fully appreciate the mountain view.

Living Room

Built in 2006, the home offered a great location and many of the high-end features Silvia and Ismael were searching for: travertine floors, stainless steel appliances, high ceilings, a swimming pool, a view and a yard.

Living Room Fireplace

A fireplace with a wood and stone surround adds an elegant touch to the living room.

Kitchen

All the features you’d expect in a high end kitchen can be found here, from granite countertops to stainless steel appliances.

Dining Room

The home has an open-concept floor plan, with a large great room overlooking the pool and the nearby mountains.

Master Bedroom

The home comes with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, including this spacious master suite.

Master Bathroom

The high-end finishes continue into the master bath, which features both a tub and a glass-enclosed shower.

Patio

A canyon behind the home provides privacy for outdoor entertaining.

Jacuzzi

Behind the home, the pool is the perfect place to take in views of the Franklin Mountains.

Pool

“All the years of hard work and sleepless nights have paid off, and we now own the home of our dreams,” Silvia says.

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