2657 - NATURA
An Exceptional Life of Luxury
Location:La Garita, Alajuela
Squaremeters: 2,435 m2 (25,981 square feet)
Lotsize: 46.1 hectares, or 461,636.9 m2 or 114 acres
Garage: 6 (two 3 car garages)
Numberof floors: 2
Typeof furniture included: Fully furnished and equipped
• Single family homes
• Gated community homes
Japanesegarden with artificial 20 meter river and waterfall
Fishpond with water fountain
300meter free form pool
Chickencoop with chicken, guinea fowl and turkeys
Generatordriven power plant 100 KW with automatic log-on in case of power failure bymains.
PXB-digital phone system
Automaticpool cleaning system
Activelightening protective device
AutomatedRAINBIRD watering system of 4 kms = 2,5 miles
Threeregistered deep wells located in different parts of the property. The well thatserves the house is located at 75 meters deep = 225ft with a capacity of 5,000ltrs/h = 1,100 gal/h
Highsecurity and surveillance systems
Privacy and tranquility are the greatest of luxuries. At Natura you willfind the beauty of nature within an estate of 114 acres -- a hidden paradisewhere one can retreat in peace from the outside world. The unspoiled natural environment of theproperty includes a spectacular tropical garden surrounding the elegant masterresidence perfectly situated on a plateau overlooking coffee and sugar canefields and to the distant mountain range of the Central Valley.
Natura is luminous. It is serene and relaxing. It is the foundation foran exceptional life of luxury while living in harmony with nature. All groundfloor rooms have direct access to the covered terraces and porches with viewsto the reflective water pool and the inspiring Balinese Pavilion, inviting youto relax and enjoy. Furthermore, the large free form pool of over 300m2 (3,200sq.ft.) creates a striking central decorative element in the meticulouslylandscaped tropical gardens with dozens of mature coconut palm trees andthousands of flowering plants and bushes to attract butterflies, hummingbirdsand beautiful birds.
In these peaceful surroundings, the house is welcoming, easy to run andeasy to live in. It was designed on twolevels by a leading architectural firm and built by a highly reputableconstruction company in Costa Rica in 2002.
Architects and ConstructionCompany
Ossenbach Bonilla y Pendones http://opbarquitectos.com/?lang=en http://www.opbarquitectos.com/ing/index.html
CONPROCA, Ing. Manuel Gutierrez http://www.conproca.com./
Natura is the essence of tropical, modern living.
The main house is located completely out of view from the main road. Aprivate automatic gate with security features opens at the main road to awell-maintained, long private road that leads to the house. The drive takes a few minutes, during whichyou will find yourself transported into your own private realm, passing apeaceful lake that serves as a sanctuary for a variety of birds, ducks andherons. It is surrounded by natural forest, a mango grove and manicuredgrounds. The outer gardens have achicken coop that holds chickens, turkeys and guinea fowl.
The second electronic security entrance comes with an electric fence andelectric gate with communication and camera systems connected to the guardhouse, this is the main entrance to the house. Once the gate opens, a bougainvillea lined driveway leads to the mainhouse surrounded by a stone wall and the guardhouse. Here, visitors arewelcomed and properly registered. Thestone wall surrounds an oasis of 10.000 m2 (2,2 acres). Via a circular plaza, apaved driveway leads to separate entrances: to the main house, to the three cargarage, and to the staff accommodations with another three car garage andvarious storage rooms.
The Main Residence
• The Entrance and SocialAreas
Stepping into the main entrance of the house is like finding yourself ina magical world. A curved wooden bridge in Asian style is the center of aperfectly balanced Japanese garden, with a 20-meter river with waterfall. It isthe focal point of the entrance, in harmony with the surroundings.
The main house has a total constructed area is 2,435 m2 (25,981 squarefeet). It opens to a huge vestibule with triple height ceilings, large beams intropical wood and a fish pond. At one end is the opening to a formal diningroom and the bar area, which has access to its own terrace with a maturetropical garden. At the other end there is a large family room withlibrary/office, which also has access to its own terrace and the Japanesegarden. The vestibule also has a guest bathroom and closet and opens to theoutdoor social area and gardens in front and to the Japanese garden at theentrance. The outdoor social areas have ample terraces roofed for maximum use.
The high quality finishes include fine Italian gres porcelain tile, andIndian marble on the floors, and the finest woods in doors and beams. From thehall, a magnificent freestyle wooden staircase with dark tropical hardwoodflooring leads to the Master Suite, two guest bedrooms and the art gallery.Here you will also find beams in tropical hardwood on the ceilings with wideranging raffia fillings. All rooms, including the bedrooms, have large glasssliding doors framed in tropical wood, each with access to outside coveredterraces, and all with a fantastic view of the mature tropical gardens and ofthe Japanese style garden.
• Master Suite andBedrooms
The Master Suite is 100 m2 (1,067 sq.ft) and includes a sitting area,bedroom and bathroom with walk-in closet, shower, double vanity andJacuzzi. This room features elegantfurniture in cherry wood from a famous Danish manufacturer. The twoelegantly-styled guest bedrooms each has a bathroom and walk-in closet.
On the main floor, the dining room and bar have direct access to a largesemi- professional kitchen in cherry wood with granite tops, all equipment instainless steel by high quality manufacturers such as Miele. Further from thekitchen there is a utility room/laundry room and, via an internal patio path,the staff accommodations with maids' quarters, and three car garage with largestorage facilities.
Pool house and Barbequearea
Close to the pool and main house there is a pool house/barbecue areawith a complete kitchen, bar, two rest rooms, changing facility, and a storageroom. The pool house offers a largelounge, dining space and terrace for social events, all well-integrated intothe palm garden and swimming pool area.
Guest Bungalows and StaffHouses
Two bungalows are located on the opposite side of the pool each 90m2(960 sq.ft). These bungalows serve as guesthouses integrated in the tropicalgarden, in the same style as the bedrooms/suites in the main house. Each bungalow has a kitchenette, sitting areaand large double beds with en-suite bathrooms.
Additional to the main house and its premises, the property offers fourdifferent small houses for caretakers or workers. These houses are strategically located indifferent parts of the property.
The house comes fully furnished with modern European designer furnitureand Chinese antiques.
Natura… A special place you can´t find anywhere else, perfect for aserene and uncluttered life in a haven of peace.
The property has a strategic location near the town of La Garita and islocated at only 5 miles from Costa Rica's International Airport, JuanSantamaría. La Garita is also known asthe Kingdom of the Luxury Villas in Costa Rica and has been rated by theNational Geographic Society as having the best weather of the world. This is asector of rapid increasing value due to the fact that the highway to thePacific Coast is located at minutes’ distance from the property, making thislocation a favorite one. A drive to thePacific Ocean takes only one hour.
The total estate consists of the house surrounded by landscaped gardensset in a large parkland of over 46.1 hectares, or 461,636.9 m2 or 114 acres.The property is flat to slightly undulating, fenced on all sides and with 3small rivers, as well as a lake of 15.000 m2 (3,7 acres). It contains abeautiful forest with hundreds of tropical trees, fruit trees and vegetation.
The property can be partitioned for development into individual lots andindividual houses can be built. It offers incredible opportunities for futureexpansion for a family compound or for a subdivision for development of luxuryhomes. A wise investor can triple theinvestment by adequately developing the land and addressing the development toan exclusive target market overseas. Theproperty is ideal for a luxury gated community, with country club, eventscenter and golf course, a five star boutique hotel, a retirement community, awellness community, a holistic health center, a corporate retreat community, aprivate luxury estate for a family looking for maximum privacy andtranquility.
This will be an excellent business opportunity for a buyer who wishes todevelop this unique property as a sharp rise of prices of real estate is takingplace in this area of Costa Rica.
Due to its climatic favorable location at 2,100 ft. (700 meters) abovesea level the daily average temperature lies between 20ºC (70ºF) and 28ºC(85ºF). There is always a light breeze, and neither heating norair-conditioning are needed.
Good road connections make it possible to reach the capital city of SanJose in 45 minutes or less, depending on traffic. The drive to the international airport ismerely 20 minutes. It takes only 30-40minutes to get to Alajuela or Escazu where there are international shoppingmalls.
COSTA RICA - A Piece ofParadise!
Costa Rica has tree-lined beaches, friendly people, spectacular birdsand flowers, and activities ranging from whitewater rafting and surfing, tosport fishing and golf. With so much variety from the Costa Rican beach resortsto the Central Valley / San Jose capital, living in Costa Rica is guaranteed tohave something to suit everyone’s taste!
Costa Rica is Central America's second smallest country borderingNicaragua on the North and Panama on the South. It boasts severalmicro-climates and ecosystems, containing the largest biodiversity of theworld. Its weather conditions aresummarized by two seasons: rainy or green and dry. Costa Rica contains emerald-greenrainforests as well as tropical beaches.
When considering living in Costa Rica however, one must take intoconsideration more an just its natural allure. Costa Rica, a country with noarmy and a highly educated population, has a stable economic and politicalenvironment, especially when comparing it to surrounding countries in CentralAmerica.
Costa Rica offers many advantages: impressive public and private healthand educational systems, good public transportation system, widespread andadvanced communication networks. Quality of health care in Costa Rica iscomparable to North America or Europe, but the costs are 50% less, makingmedical tourism an important business in Costa Rica. Especially well known isthe great dental and plastic surgery care. With respect to education, CostaRica has the highest literacy in the America’s of over 96% and offers some ofthe best universities in all of Latin America.