Without a doubt, Cerro Alto is distinguished as Escazu's most exclusive and sought after gated community. The convenient location provides residents easy access to the area's finest restaurants, international schools, shopping, business district, as well as access to the highway to head out to the coast for the weekend, or into the city for work. The development offers spacious common areas, and amenities including tennis courts, swimming pools, clubhouse, as well as sidewalk lined, expansive streets in what is the ideal setting for a family looking for the privacy and exclusivity in a premiere gated community. This particular residence, being offered for the first time in this private offering, was designed by reknowned architect Jean Garnier and its current owner to create a combination of an entertainment estate, along with a smart layout for the day to day use of a large family. The deisgn is neutral, allowing for either a more classical feel , or contemporary, depending on the furniture and taste of the future owner. At the street level, there is a two car garage, as well as outdoor parking for 4 - 6 additional cars on the property. In addition to the garage entrance, there is also another ground level entrance which takes you into the large, children's playroom and maid's quarter. This floor also has a small office, and a complete bathroom and walk in closet for a chofer, etc...
The main level to the house can be accessed either internally from the garage, or from the staircase, formal entrance on the exterior. Upon entering the home, you are welcomed into a two story atrium, and marble floors throughout the entry level. The L shape of the home wisely divides the social areas of the home, all of which face the covered terrace and backyard. At the entrance, you will find half bath and to the left, the dining room that can be exposed, or hidden by retractable pocket doors in the corredor, and of course, sliding glass doors out to the terrace. To the left of the dining room is the chef's kitchen, equipped with Sub Zero and Wolf appliances and Mitton imported kitchen cabinetry. Like the dining room, the kitchen, also opens up to the terrace, and BBQ area, ideal for entertainment. Heading towards the rear of this wing, there is a laundry room with dining area for employees, and the staircase to go to the first level. On the opposite side of the main level, you will find a living room with fireplace, as well as an informal family room with pool table, card table ideal for entertaining friends and family. This entire floor shares the focal point of the covered terrace, bbq and FLAT back yard, a truly unique feature in Cerro Alto. No doubt that the first floor of this residence is designed for both casual entertainment, or just spending time with family at home.
As you head upstairs (note, there is an elevator that goes from the basement, first floor and upper floor), you enter the private area of the home. With the same design feature of an L shaped, to the right, we find the tv room, and 4 bedrooms, each with their own closet, and private bathroom. On the left, the master bedroom is isolated for further privacy from the remainder of the bedrooms. As you walk into the master bedroom, the floor to ceiling glass to your left brings in abundant natural light, and of course, boasts impressive day and nightime views of the city and beyond. The master bedroom is very spacious, as is the walk in closet, jacuzzi tub, dual vanity bathroom and shower.
This custom residence is a must see for the discerning buyer, looking for a unique opportunity to own in the lower and more desireable section of Cerro Alto.