Villa Almendro, Designer Home Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Solid - $240K
A gated property contigous another available garden-like parcel, here is the 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath Villa Almendro, as elegantly chic in design as it is well thought out and solidly built in structure. The carefully crafted hands-on collaborative product of Puerto Rican designer (Lourdes) and a Swiss architect (Franco), the residence is built along clean yet dramatic lines. In a sort of modernistic cathedral effect, the ground floor living space and sleeping quarters above are laid out around refined arches and sharply interesting angles. These very functional visual guidelines lead the eye and the person to the dramatic side, where the structure is seemingly completely open to the lush jungle landscape beyond.
The ground floor comprises a well-equipped open kitchen and living area opening to a terrace immersed within a pristine rainforest ecosystem. The lower floor features marble floors, polished concrete countertops, an elevated dining table, a teak patio set, other high quality contemporary furnishings and a guest bathroom. This very pleasant and easy-to-care-for interior environment offers sweeping views to old growth trees, exotic shrubbery and sometimes visiting wildlife of the more polite sort. A short stroll down a flowered path and you are at the unspoiled jungle stream, depending on the season great for a cooling dip.
Heading up the tropical almond wood staircase you find the two like-sized bedrooms, also opening to an expansive 2nd-floor terrace and the embracing, fertile rainforest. Here, too, is a shared bathroom, hardwood floors, finely crafted woodwork, vaulted ceilings and ceilings fans. The fixtures, beds and other furnishing are of exceptional quality.
The property is offered with a clean title, permits and all utilities are in place.