It is a typical house in the Colonial City. Mid nineteenth-century, the property with its front located overlooking Calle del Arquillo (today the Arzobispo Nouel) was formed by two intertwining houses: one at two levels, and a one level adjoining house. The two-story residence was until 1850, home to Ma. Dolores Sterling, an advocate of Independence heroes; while the corner house belonged to Don Tomás de Portes and Mrs. Antonia de Portes Vda. Mena. ￼The residence was acquired in bad shape in 1980, when it was restored by William J. Reid and his sons Carlos and Patricia Reid Baquero. After its restoration, the house was suited to feature the social and service quarters on its ground floor, while the bedrooms are on the second level. Today it is the family home of Patricia Reid and her husband Kevin Egan. Year after year, it has been converted into a cozy and stunning residence combining colonial architecture and the exquisite decoration by the designer Reid Baquero. ￼A house located further south was purchased by the Egan Reid family in 1997, and was annexed with other facilities to the residence. The set is a beautiful home featuring arcades and vaulted ceilings, where walls coexist with beams, floors, wooden doors and windows, all in colonial style, as well as gates and ironworks. In the courtyards, lushly adorned with tropical gardens, feature several wells and a cistern, which was turned into a wine cellar. ￼The house is complemented by regal furniture to the taste of the colonial era, interspersed with other objects and items of equal beauty from all over the world, thus forming a very cozy collection. ￼This house fully displays the charm of a colonial house. Its details, spaces, corners and contrasts, lights and colors, create an atmosphere designed by its current residents that, aware of where they are, have made the most within their possibilities.