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Friday, October 8, 2010

HOME FOR SALE - Livin' the PURA VIDA in Costa Rica!!


You'll be LIVIN' the PURA VIDA!!!
in this
3-bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom, European-style design Unfurnished home built on 4 levels with
PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE CENTRAL VALLEY with green visible from every window.  

Lush surroundings, serene family-oriented community located in West Piedades - 
Between Santa Ana and Ciudad Colon  -  
20 minutes from San Jose, 10 minutes from Lindora/the Forum in the Central Valley
This bright and inviting home is one of 12 private residences in the hills of Brasil de Mora 
nestled in a tranquil gated community with 24 hour security. 

Truly what Costa Rica is all about!

The owner is moving back to the USA IMMEDIATELY (and unexpectedly) 
so they are selling at FAR under market value!!  YOUR Gain!!!


Go down a small staircase from the main landing at the main entrance is the Lower Level with the open floor plan which includes the Living and Dining Room and Kitchen. 

The Living Room is glass on two sides letting in tremendous natural light.  The open floor plan and ceilings allow for a view from the Living Room clear up to the central atrium on the fourth level!  There is Natural Light everywhere.  The Living Room is set up for a flat screen on the wall with the brackets mounted, it has a large Hunter Ceiling Fan and recessed spot lights for artwork on the walls and on the built in nooks.  A step out in two directions and you are on the rear patio engulfed in nature, or out the side, listening to the stone fountain trickling away.

Connected to the Living Room is the Dining Room which has one full sized wall of glass facing the side of the house with the fountain.  The Dining Room is connected also to the kitchen with an open design.  It is lage enough for an eight place dining table, armour and more.

Between the Living and Dining rooms is the fireplace with glass dome letting in light.  Though only occasionally used, the fireplace is fully functional and is adds some nice ambiance to parties and get togethers.  It also has a step down/built in curved CONVERSATION PIT with seating area for reading or enjoying the fire.  It is slate tiles and stainless steel.

KITCHEN w/ Full Bar: 
The Kitchen is perfect for entertaining and for those that like to cook.  It has ample space on its marble counter tops and is plumbed for gas stoves as well as electrics.  The refrigeration area is also plumbed for water/ice makers.  The kitchen has a stainless steel hood with lighting and extractor fan.  The sink is large and stainless and includes a Hoen European faucet with extendable hose attachment and built in soap dispenser.  The fixtures are all stainless and has good lighting.  The bar is all marble and wraps around for several people to mingle and enjoy.  It also has a large storage area under that is rather cavernous.
Stainless steel fixtures, granite counter top and bar in the kitchen.

Off the main atrium is what we used as an ARTISTS NOOK.  It has lots of natural light and though it could be used for reading or an office we used it for our two budding artists.  It has windows facing the rear yard and is just off the rear main entrance to the atrium.


Up the stairs from the office is the upper landing before you enter into the Master Bedroom.  The landing is directly under the atrium and is spot #1 for indoor reading.  A couple of comfortable chairs and a side table go nicely here.

BEDROOMS:  3-bedroom

BEDROOM #1:  Perfect for a child, this 10 meter room is the smallest bedroom.  It has a wonderful view of the lush landscaping and green mountains behind the house.  It has an open closet organizer along one wall and a large ceiling fan.  It is currently painted in a light rose color (my daughters choice).  LOCATED:  On the main level. 

BEDROOM #2:  This 12-13 meter room has a very large enclosed closet also has a large ceiling fan and is my eldest daughters favorite color, light green.  It faces the front of the house with a nice tree and hummingbird feeder outside the window.  LOCATED:  On the main level. 

BEDROOM #3:  Master Bedroom: 
4 Hunter fans provide energy efficient cooling in this comfortable climate.
Master Bedroom - On the uppermost level is the Master bedrrom.  It is 22+ meters in size and well appointed.  Perhaps the most interesting feature is the jacuzzi located on the North side of the home with 180 degree views to the Ocean, Heredia, and San Jose!  The Master closet is a large walk in with nice teak built ins and a new closet organiser set for even more added space.  the ceilings insode the closet like the bedroom are tall so overhead storage is plentiful as well.  The ceiling is a-frame so they are tall and airy with lost of natureal light from all sides.  The master balcony has the best views from the home overlooking lush forrests and the mountains behind the home, nothing but green is visible for miles off the balcony!

Master Bathroom - Connected directly to the Master bedroom, the Master bath has a full walk in shower with oversized fountain fixture.  The built in counter is teak with marble top and nice lighting.  Granite counter in the full master bath with an additional separate JACCUZI TUB boasting spectacular 180° valley views from the tub.
BATHROOM #1:  The two lower bedrooms are separated by a full bathroom.  It has a full size tub and a flexible hose massage shower head.  The sink is ceramic type and floor standing and the bathroom is plumbed for a mens urinal though it is not installed (but available in storage).  The toilet is a European type.  The bathroom has a window facing the garage area under the domed window area of the master suite.

Up the first flight of stairs from the main entrance is the Office.  Centrally located in the house the office has clear view to the lower level Living/Dining/Fireplace and up to the Master Bedroom above and the central atrium. It is the command center for the house, Mom's spot so she can have sight of all that goes on!  The office has lots of light and is good sized, enough for a full size desk, several book shelve units, couch, side tables, etc...  a Large Hunter fan was installed to keep thing comfortable.  It faces the front of the house and there are views of horses grazing on the adjacent ridge.



This European design Unfurnished HOME is on 4 levels with a nice flow and excellent light throughout. 
You have tile flooring, with stone accents and a touch of wood to warm up the vaulted ceilings and modern feel.  
It includes a new UV, Triple filter water system with a German pump and tank.  Recently the house was just painted and a new roof was installed

Lush surroundings, PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE ENTIRE VALLEY with green visible from every window, your home has mature multi-level landscaping with views, a stone fountain, tiled patio, and many birds, butterflies and flowers year-round.  This property is truly a must-see to fully appreciate the lovely ambiance of the home and the surroundings!  The tiny town of West Piedades below is very charming and tranquil-Pura Vida!

The serene family-oriented community of Quintas Lomas with 12 private residences in the hills of Brasil de Mora between Santa Ana and Ciudad Colon.  It is very quiet - no rumbling trucks, car alarms, buses etc.  The Condo Association is casual but well organized. The monthly fees are 70,000 colones (around $140-ish) a month which pays for the 24-hour guards at the bottom and the grounds maintenance.  The guards receive packages, mail and deliveries in you absence and really screen all who desire to enter.  The guards are armed and have telephones.  
o you get to have easy access to Lindora without having to live there!  There is no traffic here ever.  The roof is new and the home does not leak anywhere.  We installed a triple stage water filtration sytem including UV as well as a German Pumping system and water tank.  Despite this investment the water service is very good here and the water is clean.

Your new home is located about 20 minutes from San Jose in the Central Valley.  Lindora/the Forum (the main business park) is about 10 minutes and to the North/East - MultiPlaza-Escazu - the largest mall in Costa Rica.  CIMA - the most gringo-ized hospital in Costa Rica, Costa Rica's only iMax and VIP Movie theatre are all in the same area!!  Just jump into your car and off you go to explore distant lands!!!!.

You're just 5 minutes to the start of the Auto "Pista"/highway Caldera del Sol - the new highway that now takes you more directly/faster to the Pacific coast!!!  Because roads are as they are, this highway saves you about 1 hour and ends up at Caldera Beach.  From the beginning of this Pista - Jaco Beach and Puntarenas are just about 1-1/2 hours, Quepos-2-1/2 hours and the popular Manuel Antonio is about 3 hours (all depending on traffic of course!!). 

Kenmore Washer and Dryer

WHAT'S NOT Included: 
Furniture and appliances (except above washer and dryer)

Home is roughly 210 meters of construction (could be much more but designed to be light and bright with 8 meter ceilings!) on roughly 1000 meters of property.

This bright and inviting home is nestled in a tranquil gated community with 24 hour security (who help with everything from receiving mail and packages to garbage, and they REALLY screen everybody at the gate and call you for permission).

With a car collector owner, the best garage was planned and started but work stopped due to the sale.  The carport WAS being expanded into a fully enclosed garage to envelope up to 5 cars!  The expensive framing work and design work are done but the final choices on how to complete are left to the new owners.  This could be a huge workshop, artists studio or ???  If covered parking is all you want, the roof can go on in a few days and you are done and have a 5 car carport.  Attached to the carport is the maids quarters.  There is room for a sleeping nook but not much more and there is no bathroom.  Alternatively it can be used for storage as we did.  It has the washer and drier and service sink inside and was just painted and cleaned up.  Above the carport is the observation deck.  We had plans to use it for an exercise room with a canvas awning so we could run on the treadmill while looking West to the ocean.  We also thought it would be a nice picnic area or reading spot.  As a side note there is also ample street parking for several cars.

This home is well suited to the modern family.   Nearly every room is run with dual phone lines and cable connections.  The fastest Internet connection speeds are available with Amnet as well as the latest digital Cable TV.  The home has 2 phone lines.  
Cell phone reception is not good, but the new tower is going in shortly and should change that.


RECENT valuation at $375,000 BUT, we will sell for LESS THAN $300,000!
The home is already in a Corporation and is ready for sale.  There is a mortgage with BAC bank which might be assumable.  

RENT: $2,500/month (with an agreement/contract acknowledging that the house still is for sale and ample notice will be given when it sales)


CONTACT: Dary@Things4SaleCostaRica.com  /  8-378-6697 @ I'll hook you up directly with the owner   /   


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