Location, Location, Location. This house has it. Located in Santa Ana, the best place to live in the greater metropolitan area of San Jose. Located in Villa Real, the best urban housing development in Costa Rica. Located in the center of Villa Real on one of the best lots that has security, privacy and amazing views. The Santa Ana/Escazu area west of downtown San Jose is now the preferred place to live among professional Costa Ricans and Expats alike. Many major business have relocated their offices to Escazu and Santa Ana, making this a dynamic center of business. The restaurant and entertainment scene has exploded in the last few years and for families, some of the best international schools are located in the area.
Villa Real is San Jose's most exclusive gated community. Villa Real has long been known as one of the most sought after communities both for security, location, and exclusivity. The people who live in Villa Real are diverse. Your neighbor could be the President of Costa Rica, the President of a successful Costa Rican company or an international business expatriate from anywhere in the world. You can hike on beautiful tropical forest trails that are integrated into the development's green areas, play tennis and enjoy a swim in the Olympic sized swimming pool at Villa Real's Casa club. Villa Real is like a tropical Oasis in the middle of a city. Even better, Villa Real has its own exit and on ramp to Highway 27, a newly built freeway that provides direct access to San Jose and to the Pacific Coast. Driving to your destination in the city or on the coast has never been easier.
With such a spectacular property, the owners have spared no expense to take advantage of the location's best attributes. The Balinese Style architecture and house floor plan result in spectacular spaces in which every square inch of the 10,000 square feet of the house are intelligently utilized. As a security and privacy plus, the house is not visible from the roads in Villa Real or from nearly anywhere else inside or outside of Villa Real.
The driveway to the house is located at the end of a cul de sac with only three other houses, therefore, it is very quiet with no through traffic. There is an electronic remotely controlled gate at the top of the driveway. Upon entering the property, you are welcomed by lush gardens, and a cascading staircases Bougainvillea, providing a peaceful ambiance. The house is surrounded by beautiful, indigenous tropical landscaping and large trees. The entrance to the house is made by walking on a floating marble and wood bridge over a reflecting pool. To the side, there is a three car garage with quick access to the kitchen. The first and upper floor of the house contains the kitchen, dining room, living room, master bedroom and a large office. The second and lower floor of the house has three bedrooms, each with its own office/entertainment areas, a movie room, a large entertaining area with bar which opens out onto a 3000 sq.ft deck, part of which is covered for year round entertaining. The deck leads to a 15 meter salt water lap pool and a hot tub. The lower level also has a wine cellar, a large laundry room and a maid's quarters. Additionally there are several large storage areas and closets.
The goal of the architectural plan was to bring the "Outside, In," making the inhabitants feel as if they are living in a tropical garden with all the comforts and ease of modern living. Every room in the house has a spectacular view, whether it is of the surrounding jungle, the city lights or the Bay of Nicoya on the horizon. The house is located on the lot in way that ensures unobstructed views to the south and west providing sunsets yearlong and wonderful indirect solar lighting throughout the house. The house is finished with natural materials to complete the "Outside In" effect. Marble and hardwood floors, bamboo beam ceilings, stone finishes in counter tops and bathrooms all integrate to make the inhabitants feel centered and at ease with their surroundings. There are more windows than walls and most of the windows slide open to allow the adjustment of ventilation and breeze inside the house to ensure the perfect level of comfort. The windows have screens to keep what is not desired inside, out.
In addition to the natural finishes, the owners invested in the best technology where it counts. The house is equipped with a "Nuvo" sound system. All common areas are configured such that one can select from multiple music sources and listen to high fidelity quality music. The movie room has an A/V system that will knock your socks off. All plumbing fixtures were imported and are from top notch companies such as Grohe and Franke. The house has a telecommunications system such that any room in the house can be configured for multiple phone lines, internet or cable access. In addition to electric power the kitchen, hot water heaters and deck areas are plumbed for LPG use.
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