position: Las Catalinas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
price: $8.7 million
“Using materials sourced from Central America, South America and Europe, Everything is authentic: “Everything is custom made by the owner who lives in Montreal.”
According to the listing, the design concept for the home is based on 18th-century Spanish colonial architecture, and the home was conceived, designed, and furnished by Manhattan-based Jorge Letelier of Letelier and Rock Design. The design team traveled throughout Central and South America to purchase and incorporate original 18th-century architectural artifacts into the building.
For example, floors and other original building materials were repurposed from churches in Guatemala, and ceramic tiles were imported from Portugal and Italy.
“This is the ultimate colonial home, super authentic,” said Davey. Architectural details include exposed wooden beams, textured white walls, vaulted ceilings, and red-tiled roofs.
The three-story villa at 27 Cartagena is “on the beachfront and in a corner hidden by natural jungle vegetation,” he said.
Davy says the villa is about seven years old. “The owner is only there a few months a year, so it’s basically brand new. It’s not a rental.”
It’s being sold fully furnished, including all artwork, historic furnishings, linens and tableware, he said. is ready and ready to live in.”
In Costa Rica, “this is an expensive house,” he added. “There is no financing in Costa Rica, so I am a special buyer. If you find something you like here, write me a check.”
On the ground floor is the primary bedroom suite with entrance with fountain, terrace with open ocean views, office and bathroom with large walk-in closet and hot tub and dual shower and vanity. There is another large suite on this level.
Upstairs, the main level includes an outdoor kitchen and dining area, large living and entertainment room, dining room, built-in wine cellar, pantry, and kitchen with Subzero, Wolf, and Bosch appliances.
The third floor features an outdoor plaza with a fountain, guest suites with ocean-facing balconies and indoor and outdoor showers, plus three ensuite bedrooms.
“Everything is set up very smartly,” says Davey. “There is a laundry room on each floor. All bedrooms have ocean views and are all ensuite.”
The 11,577 square foot villa has 7 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms and 2 partial bathrooms. Located on 0.12 acres.
Amenities include a pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, covered terrace, Leviton smart home system, Lutron lighting, and ultra-thin 65-inch smart TV.
Las Catalinas is a “new urban community” that began development in 2006, Davey said. “It’s 90% car-free, and there are plenty of food and drink options. There are conference centers, wellness retreats, and lots of rental housing.”
It is approximately 50 minutes by car to Liberia International Airport.
Agent: Robert Davey, Costa Rica Resort & Estate Properties, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate
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