Location: Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
This elegant luxury home for sale in Residencial La Hacienda was designed in a contemporary style. The work of the renowned architect Jean Garnier, it is an example of high design, ideal spaces and good taste. The beautiful path to the large front door is a harmonious blend of modern water features, vegetation and rich textures achieved through the limestone that covers several external and internal walls of the house.
On the first floor, near the imposing entrance door is the double height foyer that provides a stunning entrance for design lovers. Then you enter the main living room, the formal dining room and the bar area, spaces designed to comfortably enjoy a night out with friends. The guest bathroom with a large window to a private garden highlights the sophisticated atmosphere along with the green of the plants. All these architectural elements give a lot of character to the style of the house.
The living and dining room has a full opening system on the glass doors that lead to the large terrace. All the door leaves are hidden behind one of the walls, which makes it very practical and cosy as it completely incorporates the external areas. The bar is located next to the living room and has two wine cellars with temperature regulators with a capacity of more than 200 bottles of wine of various sizes, ice machine, water outlet, bar with chairs and several pieces of furniture designed in detail for glassware, bar equipment, audio equipment, etc.
The large terrace is one of the most enjoyable areas of the house, especially with the climate that gives its location. The total opening with the living room, dining room and garden, make it a real delight to be in this ideal place for rest and fun. This entertainment area is equipped with a Viking brand BBQ installed in a marble envelope, a sink, built-in storage furniture and a splendid table for 8 people. Towards one end of the terrace there is a visual opening to a side garden that feels like a natural "work of art" in this area.
The pool is saline and heated with solar heating. This area of the deck has its own bathroom and also an outside shower for the people who use the pool. Behind this bathroom, hidden from the view of the visitor, is the pool machine room and the house's automatic watering control. There is also storage for gardening and external cleaning supplies, in order to minimise entry to the main house. The beautiful garden surrounds the house, which in turn has design details where it incorporates nature into the spaces.
The guest room is comfortably located on the first level, and has a closet and full bathroom, a built-in desk and wide doors that integrate a view of the side garden. This room can serve as a guest bedroom or office, having the measures suitable for a wheelchair entry to the room, bathroom and shower.
The kitchen is a large size of the Spanish brand Santos and has appliances of the highest quality. The informal dining has access to the garden and the comfortable pantry that is spacious and stores with comfort and functional design tablecloths, glassware and dishes.
On the second level, there are three secondary bedrooms and a luxurious master bedroom all with walk-in closet and bathroom. All bedrooms are accessed from a comfortable and cozy audio and TV room. The master bedroom is large enough to accommodate a desk and a covered balcony. The bathroom has two sinks, separate toilet, shower, tub and an outdoor shower designed to enjoy nature at its best. All are with marble countertops, floors and walls. The walk-in closet is extremely spacious with a central island to prepare travel bags. All rooms have a spectacular view of the gardens. The wood installed throughout the second floor absorbs noise.
The TV room houses the home theater and space for a large double desk with all the tools of a home office. There is also the comfort of a linen closet and beverage cooler. The built-in furniture was designed in wood for the specific space and use.
In the most secluded area of the house, the service room is furnished with two beds and a full bathroom. The laundry area has a multipurpose room and dining space for the service staff, along with an indoor clothesline. The two-car garage is adjacent to the service area and has a large attic, as well as a full bathroom for drivers or eventual support staff. Under the garage there is a cistern of sufficient size to supply the house and irrigation for several days in case of any shortage of water supply. With access from the garage there is a pump room that provides water filters and a constant pressure pump to guarantee the best comfort in showers and accessories. Also, from the garage there is access to the electric room area, where the automatic lighting control, the Panasonic telephone exchange, the internet and cable equipment, as well as other electric equipment are properly arranged. The garage has installed 4 overhead bicycle racks. Another space of great comfort that it has is an enormous warehouse under the stairs for sport equipment or materials of sporadic use.
Intelligent system of lights Lutron brand with access from mobile APP for cell phones, button boards with predetermined programs or touch screens installed in key places of the house.
The intelligent sound system has the capacity to enjoy music by areas in the living room, dining room, terrace, bar, kitchen, swimming pool, TV room, main room, balcony and main bathroom. The music can be sent from Spotify, Apple Music (Airplay), a digital library, or a smart device (Google home or Alexa).
The televisions in the terrace, master bedroom, and TV room are integrated into the sound system of each area. The more than 35 hi-fi speakers are elegantly integrated into the design both inside the house and outside (garden and pool).
The solar cell heating system is hidden in the roof of the house and has a high capacity and recirculating storage tank. The system is fully automatic and self-regulating so that if necessary, the electric heating in the hot water tank is automatically turned on. This occurs only after a storm of several days of rain.
In the year 2019, the internal wiring was updated and new state-of-the-art internet routers with Mesh technology were incorporated.
The house has digital cameras installed throughout the exterior and the terrace and living room area, which can be controlled from the cell phone and have a high capacity recording system.
Automatic water cistern.
Automatic and programmable irrigation system.
Automatic system for pool maintenance, which is connected daily as programmed.
The garage has an electric gate and fingerprint system to enter from the outside in case the car is not controlled.