This NEW Luxury Home with Expansive Ocean Views and Contemporary Style is the kind of home you walk into and are awestruck. Not too big, but with all the bells and whistles and a view that covers half of the country’s Pacific Seaboard. In other parts of Costa Rica this home would have a price tag of 2 times the listing here.
Built into the side of a mountain, enjoy views from the Tarcoles River in the Central Pacific, North to Guanacaste. The truly magnificent seascape includes the Pacific Ocean, the Nicoya Peninsula, Nicola Gulf, and all the Gulf islands almost at your fingertips. Surrounding the house are green coffee fields, blue skies, and tranquil gardens. Inside the home itself, each fixture, appliance, material and color was chosen by the present owners in hand with the famous architect who designed it.
Started 10 years ago, but left abandoned due to the unexpected fetes of the project, the present owners took everything back to the studs and rebuilt to American Standards from scratch. The result is breathtaking. Perched on two levels, the home takes in the views at every angle and from every room. Wrap around porches on both levels and terraces with sitting areas dot the outside of the home. Each room of the home has windows and sliding glass/screen doors to open almost the entire indoors to the open air when you choose to. Custom shades were designed for warmer and sunnier days when you may want to hold back some of the natural light that fills the space. As you drive up to the home, the clean architectural lines from its modern build stand out against the rolling landscape, while the steps and entry garden create texture to bring out a lovely designer curb appeal. The home itself is a nice size for a couple, small family or an upscale B&B. There is room to expand in many areas, or to change some the interior rooms to meet your needs. The house was built with flexibility. And it is just the right size to maintain without little effort, has beautiful gardens, and ample space to add a pool, gazebo, greenhouse or other personal touch.
The homes is laid out as follows
You are immediately greeted by the stunning views as you walk in through the main entry onto the upper level of the home. The walls are mostly glass, but because the mountain slopes below, your privacy is maintained. An open layout on one side of the home includes a chef’s kitchen with all stainless steel appliances, large center island with workspace and breakfast bar. All custom wood cabinetry and granite counters. The dining area, living room and wet bar complete the entertaining portion of this floor, with vaulted ceilings and specialty lighting for the evenings. Privately tucked on the opposite side of this level is the large guest bedroom, again with complete open views to the Pacific Ocean and Nicoya Gulf, and a walk-out terrace. A full, modern guest bath completes this floor.
The lower level is set up with a nice common area coffee bar off the atrium - step right outside and enjoy your morning on the lower terrace with a cup of our locally grown java. Off the common area is an office/gym with a half bath (could easily be converted to full). This large room has its own private entry/exit to the outside. Again, part of the flexibility of the home as a future B&B or rental. If its a day dos tay inside, just across from the coffee bar is the indoor garden providing a beautiful interior area to enjoy nature even on a rainy day. To the other side, the Master Suite is positioned to look out towards the islands of the Gulf and the Nicoya Peninsula – see the cruise ships come in by day, and the sunset by night. A special lock-off closet has a full walk-in area of specially built-in closet shelving, a full laundry room with brand new washer and dryer plus utility sink, and an ensuite bathroom fit for a queen. Tastefully tiled from floor to ceiling with double sinks, walk-in rain shower and jetted jacuzzi tub. All new.
Sharing the back of the ground level is an efficiency apartment with private entry along the side. Sleeping area houses a full bed and a large window with views of the Nicoya Peninsula, small but well-appointed kitchen and beautiful bathroom with shower. It is cable and wi-fi ready. Towards the other end of this level, on the side of the office gym, is yet another entire room with full water hookups for an additional W/D, but can be used in any way you wish – art studio, workspace, gardening room. Like the efficiency apartment, this room only has private entry from the outside. But it could be built on top of to create a little duplex apartment, or joined with the office/gym area which shares a wall.
The present owners have been enjoying this home as a project for the past year. It is designed to be flexible, either as a large home or sectioned off as a B&B or rental property. Presently, it is rented regularly as a Vacation Home for upwards of $800/week or $2500/month. Every room has its own entry from the outside, giving the home great potential for a business. There is also the preliminary workings of a small, 2 level 20×20 casita at the NW corner of the property. Change up the plan and add an infinity pool or rancho and outdoor hot-tub area. The other side of the home could be added onto as well. The possibilities are there for expansion, or simply enjoy this beauty as is.
This is a unique home, less than 15 minutes from the major town of San Ramon with all it amenities, UCR Occidental campus and main hospital – Cafes, restaurants, beautiful parks and even its own little Museum. Minutes away are hiking trails, waterfalls, horseback riding – this is a beautiful, welcoming part of Costa Rica. Come take a look today before someone else snatches up this property. San Ramon is starting to grow, and in other areas of Costa Rica this home would start at 2x the asking price. Don’t wait!