Location: Dominical, Costa Rica
One-of-a-kind semi-open layout home designed as a tropical eclectic artist loft with undisturbed plunging ocean views and all-year-round sunset views from every single spot of the house. This house features a number of original antique pieces from both Costa Rica (Cartago) and southeast Asia and is inspired by places around the world. The house blends very well into the surrounding flora as well as being perfectly accessible to the main Escaleras concrete road leading you to the Costanera, the coastal Highway, in just under 5 minutes.
Although connected to the local power grid, the house operates totally independently from the grid via solar and batteries in sufficient quantities to run air conditioning and the usual household appliances thus compensating for the very unreliable local power grid. Water is from the local Asada as well as a rainwater catchment system to make the best of the high-quality rainwater available almost all year round.
A seasonal creek runs through the property and the surrounding jungle has been left untouched all the way to the edge of the house giving the owners the luxury of the local wildlife right on their doorstep.
The house has 2 large en suite bedrooms, both with ocean and sunset views as well as an amazing guest toilet and several living areas and chill corners to choose from around a very large open hardwood Brazilian red cherry deck which consists of the core of the house. The kitchen is split into an outdoor kitchen that leads into a climate-controlled kitchen. A washer, dryer, dishwasher, and 2 refrigerators equip the kitchen areas, and a bonus wood oven made of special clay that heats extremely well for cooking pizzas and other oven-based dishes.
The house is approx 460 sqm and built on three levels with an original-looking facade that would make it look more like a warehouse conversion. It sits on a 4600 sqm lot with public road frontage with enough room to build an additional caretaker or guesthouse.
Most of the gardens have been left in their original jungle state but could also be finely groomed to taste. Please note that there are no pictures showing the second en suite bedroom because it is currently a functioning music recording studio with double walls, floors windows, etc. The seller will turn it into a regular bedroom once there is a buyer for the property. Of course, it could be left as is if there is an interest in keeping the studio…
Escaleras is one of the most sought-after locations in southern Costa Rica. This unique home offers the serenity of mountain scenery with the convenience of living by the region’s hotspots like Uvita and Dominical. Both towns are popular with tourists, which has increased the amenities and selection of eateries. The neighborhood of Escaleras is home to discerning residents who value their privacy. Even with its proximity to some of Costa Rica’s best surfing beaches, it retains its serenity. Escaleras is described by locals as an oasis.
The area is home to a small family of sloths as well as monkeys and toucans. It is less than a 10 min drive to Playa Hermosa and 15 minutes to Playa Dominical. And it is also less than 15 min drive to Uvita where you will find all of the services that you need including grocery stores, banks, doctors, etc etc. Contact us for additional pictures or information about this beautiful property!