Location: Escaleras, Dominical, Costa Rica
This Escaleras home is a must-see work of art. The house and its fittings were painstakingly handcrafted out of local timber by a North American builder, giving the overall look of a luxurious coastal treehouse. Its mountainous position affording breath-taking jungle and ocean views and the soothing soundtrack of tropical birds just add to the tree-house atmosphere.
The home’s design centers around beautiful Pacific Ocean views. Large glass walls and sliding doors make the outdoors the focal point of each room. Each of the 3 bedroom suites faces towards the ocean, allowing you to check the surfing conditions from bed. The ensuite bathroom face towards the jungle for privacy, but the covered open-air design allows you to listen to the serenade of the dawn chorus as you bathe. And as it should be, the relaxing curve of the infinity pool is positioned to make the most of sunset views over the Pacific Ocean.
If you can peel your eyes away from the view, you will be delighted by the teak, acacia, and purple heart wood interiors. Not only does it adorn the dramatic vaulted ceilings, floors, and stairs, it also features kitchen cupboards, counters, and cabinets. Every wooden detail has been custom-made to make nature the statement piece in this modern home. Follow the wood grain as it flows through the open living spaces, through the gourmet kitchen, living and dining rooms, leading you through telescoping doors to the pool patio. In addition to the 3 bedrooms, there is a kids’ nook just off the living areas. Children will be delighted for sleepovers in their bunk-bed cubbies.
Located 15 minutes from both Uvita and Dominical, this unique home offers the serenity of mountain scenery with the convenience of living by the region’s hotspots. Both towns are popular with tourists, which has increased the amenities and selection of eateries. The neighborhood of Escaleras is home to discerning residents who value their privacy. Even with its proximity to some of Costa Rica’s best surfing beaches, it retains its serenity. Escaleras is described by locals as an oasis. The area is home to a small family of sloths as well as monkeys and toucans.