Location: Dominical, Costa Rica
Situated in the hills of Platanillo on a 19 acre property is this spectacular ocean view executive home. At 1200 ft above sea level, the air is fresh and AC usage is optional. Designed and structurally engineered to the highest North American standards, this home incorporates fine luxury, security and functional design for an enjoyable living experience in your Costa Rica.
Immaculate landscaping with attention to detail starts at the gated entrance to the property. A 200 ft driveway curves toward the house where there is a second gate.
A professionally installed 6 foot chain link fence with block foundation encloses the entire living space of the house, pool and parking area providing security for your pets. The house has an inside area of 2000 sq. ft. and an outside covered area of 3000 sq. ft.
The single story home is built with a large level footprint which means the entire living space, inside and outside has no steps. The 40 ft lap swimming pool was designed in consultation with an Olympic swimmer.
The inside of the home is inspiring to those who appreciate the warmth and grandeur of exposed wood beams and rafters. The large continuous beams are Douglas Fir, imported from British Columbia. The design allows for the open concept kitchen/living room/office with high cathedral ceilings and few vertical columns. The windows and doors are the highest quality, made in the U.S. by Pella. Rollup sunshades and blinds are by Canet. Special kitchen features include a large Ron Ron wood island, Kraus sink, Kohler faucet and Wolf cooktop and a Canadian made Frigidaire Professional wall oven.
Although there is one large bedroom and ensuite, it could easily be sectioned into 2 or 3 bedrooms. The large carport offers an opportunity to add a large bedroom/bath with a very modest/minimal investment. Other ideas could include remodeling the oversized storage room in the home to create a 3rd bedroom/ bath,, making 3 bedroom home an easy option are an option if desired.
The 19 acres includes 3 km of groomed walking trails, year round creek, several small waterfalls and natural water springs. There are mature fruit trees throughout, as well as all the beautiful tropical birds, butterflies and monkeys typical of the tropical rainforest. The home faces west, where the rainforest valley opens to a Pacific Ocean view.
The home was functionally designed to ensure long life, durability and minimal maintenance with cost savings. This includes a 3 layer roof system for strength, impermeability and rain noise damping; excellent drainage system for rainwater and greywater; an oversized septic tank with a tiled drain field; solar panels and a collector water tank provides zero cost hot water, and a solar powered pool pump. A second electrical panel (for critical loads) is in place and wired for a backup generator.
There are 3 additional building sites on the property with access from the driveway.
This house and property will appeal to someone looking for the best in a home, with all the features and amenities for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Someone looking for his or her own private rainforest reserve, with 19 acres to explore.