Euphoria Mountaintop Estate

Escazu, San José, Costa Rica
USD $2,295,000
For Sale
5 Beds
6 Baths
950 sqft
Source ID 107267553
Built 2000


Euphoria, defined in the dictionary as a feeling of intense happiness and excitement, often described as over the top. Well then, welcome to Euphoria. The owners of this one of a kind estate envisioned a place where they could escape from it all, enjoying the sights and sounds of nature, peace, natural mountain air, stunning 360 degree views of the city, mountains and valley below without sacrificing the conveniences and amenities that the suburbs of Escazu have to offer. When they came across this property, that euphoria struck them, and in 2009 they took the extremely well built home, designed by Arquitect Carlos Ossenbch and built by Decisa with postcard views, and gutted it to the studs to customize this unique estate and make it their home. Situated just 5 minutes from the center of Escazu, yet boasting dizzying, unobstructed views of the city, the property encompasses 11,985 m2 of rolling land, surrounding by the lush mountain backdrop behind the home, while offering hovering views of the valley below.

Upon entering through the gates of this estate, you will pass by the guard gated entrance which, like the rest of the property boasts, a closed circuit camera security system, onto a uniquely flat platform driveway, which leads to a 3 car garage, and open air parking for another ten to twelve cars. As you walk towards the front door, your curiosity will begin as the views begin to open upon an infinite backdrop providing a calming sensation of elevation and peace. As you walk through the front door, the impeccable craftsmanship is notorious from the custom lattice wood work on the doors, to the polished marble flooring, to the one of a kind standup piano bathroom furniture in the guest bathroom to your right. The lobby entrance is warm and welcoming, and it is inevitable to allow your vision to turn to the living room to your left that is filled with abundant natural light from custom glass and wood panels, that stretch from the floor to the dual heights of the ceiling. To your left, there is a towering, stone accented fireplace that sets the tone for the cool evenings, as your vantage point is drawn to the infinity views overlooking the pool, terrace and into the horizon encompassing panoramic line sight of the city, mountains, and valley below. The view is one of the most captivating that you will find in the Central Valley and the homeowners added the pool, terrace, and a comfortable, covered living room to enjoy this space in any weather. This outdoor covered terrace has custom floors, fireplace, built in surround sound, mini bar, tv and makes the perfect setting to enjoy morning coffee, bbq with friends and family, or a sunset cocktail. Just beyond the terrace, as if this was not enough, the sprawling land crawls naturally in the direction of the view with a spectacular yard for children or dogs, and meanders down to the stairway entrance to the private, sunken tennis court with stadium seating. To the rear of the covered terrace, the private yard continues where current owners have a children's play area and while the city view diminishes, the towering mountains of Escazu bring a calming sensation to the beautiful backdrop.

Moving back into the house, you will find a custom bar/lounge with accordion doors that open up to the terrace, making it the perfect spot to mix drinks and entertain. Like the rest of the home, there is an abundance of custom wood artisan work both on the cabinets, and ceiling, as well as marble bar and countertops. Just passed the bar and behind the living room, you come back to the edge of the lobby entrance, where will you find a formal dining room to the right of the entrance with the perfect balance of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows with masterful, built in wood cabinetry and trim. To the other side of the bar, you will find the quintessential library with hardwood floors, wall to wall built in bookcases, a stair runner, and access to the second floor which boasts matching wood panels across the wall creating a warm and calming transition. The second floor is host to a spacious tv room with a private balcony, a second master suite with ensuite bathroom, as well as the owner's home office which offers one of the most jaw dropping views of the entire house, and be enjoyed from behind the screen, or by accessing the massive walk out terrace.

Back downstairs, from the bar and library area and set behind the kitchen (do not worry, we will come back to this as it deserves attention), you will find a skylight corridor with waist high wood paneling, creating the perfect contrast to the creme floors and white walls, which lead to the 3 bedrooms on the this floor. First, the master bedroom providing a soothing space for the owners, overlooking the backyard, and of course a spa inspired bathroom equipped with vaulted ceilings accented with wood beams, skylight, custom dual vanities with polished stone countertops and backsplash, tub, walk in shower, and cedar wood sauna. Just down the hall, you will find the two children's bedrooms which also overlook the backyard, and share a jack and jill bathroom, also with dual custom limestone countertops and walk in shower. Throughout the home, all bathrooms faucets are of the highest quality from Kohler, and surround sound speakers create the ambience of the moment.

As you walk to the end of the corridor, you will come to the back of the kitchen, and just beyond you will find the service area, garage, and access to the self contained one bedroom studio apartment, ideal for guests. Entering into the kitchen at this luxury residence is an experience in an of itself. The unique design incorporates hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings with the continued wood beam accent seen throughout the entire home, as well as unique marble island and backsplash, and a lighter tone of cabinetry. Of course, only the finest appliances will be found including a dual range from WOLF, double door fridge, built in microwave, warming drawer, and of course, a state of the art Miele coffee maker, to enjoy some of Costa Rica's finest java while taking in the views from your private terrace.

The property boasts an abundance of trees that produce not only natural beauty, fresh air, but also a true sensation of mountain living. In today's market, where space, views, fresh air and comfort are perhaps the most sought after commodity, this estate provides its current owners, and surely the lucky new owners, with a true sense of Euphoria.


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