Magnificent home at less than replacement value. Only the best materials were used in the construction. Mixture of Italian and French style.
This beautiful house was built by a local architect on classical Italian in accordance with up-to-date anti seismic techniques well above Costa Rican Standard. The house has an extremely strong armature of steel beams and columns deeply anchored into the ground, which supports reinforced concrete floors.
The walls are made of ferro-cement panels on the outside and f wet rood gypsum panels on the inside, with a substantial gap between the two sets of panels. Resides making for easy access to electrical wiring and water pipes, the light but strong structure is as earthquake proof. As it can in the present state of building techniques.
In the event of an earthquake “even a severe one of seven or more on the Richter Scale” the house is designed to move moderately without damage, unlike traditional reinforced concrete block constructions.
The roof is crowned by an Italian campanile, is made of terracotta tiles over a European under roof which guarantees maximum water tightness.
First floor, lobby with cathedral ceilings and columns through to formal office (paneled solid wood), living, and dining room. There are two large state-of-the-art kitchens (one for her and one for him) with elegant handcrafted cupboards, cabinets, chests of drawers and shelves, attached to the wall, three granite-topped central islands and two walk-in pantries. The kitchen equipment includes and inbuilt hood with filters and a powerful extractor on the roof, electric and gas ranges, two wall ovens, two dishwashers, etc.. Both have island and handmade country cabinets. Also guest room and bath with balcony on this main level if stairs are a problem .
The plans have room for an elevator if wanted and area set aside for pool.
Enormous covered terrace with attractive Mountain View and beautiful sunsets, columns and surrounded by decorative wrought iron balustrades.
Second floor to 3 suite bathrooms with livings, library and sports or exercise room. Basement has another guest room, wine cellar, storage and large garage.
All state of the art electronics, alarms and intercommunication.
Set within the forest, maintaining large trees, stream and beautiful gardens. Even the guard”s place is luxurious and could be a guest house with 2 bedrooms.
Price dropped by over $500K.
Thousands of details, has to be seen by qualified buyers. In a gated community of other estates.