Location: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
An irreplaceable architectural masterpiece, Casa Elevada has been awarded at an international tropical architecture symposium, the X11 Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura. Victor Canas created a magical estate with Casa Elevada which brings together the modern style with the tropical rainforest and setting in a manner which will take your breath away.
This gorgeous 7200 square foot home, offers a total of 6 bedrooms with 5 full and 2 half- baths. It provides spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Jungle - located just off Playitas Road to the wonderful main beach of Manuel Antonio (Playa Espadilla). This location creates an irreplaceable combination of panoramic ocean views, a sense of being tucked away in the canopy of the rainforest, and the convenience of having a short walk to the world famous beaches of the area along with the town of Manuel Antonio.
This ultra-modern house is perched high on a private hill side and is only reached from the
parking area via an inclined elevator (funicular) to afford the ultimate in privacy and natural beauty. Large retractable glass walls produce an indoor-outdoor harmony that lets you become part of the surrounding nature and have been designed to allow to marvel at the daily wildlife visits and to feel in harmony with the jungle canopy.
The house itself features luxurious finishings in all bathrooms and bedrooms, a high-end kitchen with stainless steel appliances, induction cooktop, wine refrigerator, ice maker, breakfast bar counter etc. The large kitchen is open to the expansive living room and dining area, creating a very large indoor space that connects seamlessly to the three terraces and the beautiful infinity pool when the sliding glass walls are opened. The sensation that this open space creates is magical and allows you to feel immersed in the jungle while enjoying the spectacular views from the luxury of this award winning home.
The house is smart-wired, has a 2-zone sound system, TV with fiberoptic programming, fiberoptic internet/Wifi, a beautiful BBQ area on one of the terraces as well as plenty of indoor and outdoor seating areas.
The owners spared no expense in planning, designing and equipping the home and the list of details and amenities is almost never ending. The home has a back-up propane powered generator system, solar water heating system, a 23kw solar electricity system complete with enphase microinverters, MidNite surge protection and imported panels which save thousands of dollars in energy consumption each year. The home has high speed fiber optic internet making it an oasis from which you can still work, play and remain connected.. for those who want it.
An on-site caretaker house is included – currently occupied by a long-time experienced and reliable caretaker who is available for continued employment, along with a cleaning woman/maid that has been working for the current owner full-time for the last 8 years and is also available for continued employment. Both are highly recommended by the current owner for continued employment by new owners – given their experience and reliability in servicing the property.
As Manuel Antonio grows in popularity and density, an estate of this size and with this amazing design in such a unique setting is one of a kind. The sheer size of the land and the unique access, make it impossible to replace this in the area. An iconic home that is unlike anything you have ever seen.
Construction Features: Glass and Steel
Foundation Features: concrete
General Features: Glass and steel
Parking Features: Ample parking
Pool Features: Infinity edge pool with Badu-Jet Swim-Jet system
Roof Features: Metal
Sewer Features: Compact Biological Waste Water Treatment plant
View Features: Panoramic Ocean and Rainforest views
Water View: Yes
Wateraccess Features: Short walk to beach
Appliance Features: Stainless Steel
Cooling Features: Mini Split Air conditioning
Levels Features: three levels
Security System: Yes
Utilities Features: public utilities
Water Features: Municipal water, but a full filtration system include with UV disinfection
Formal Dining: Yes
Kitchen Features: Modern Cooks kitchen with views
In Wall Speakers: Yes
Floor to Ceiling Windows: Yes
Walk In Closets: Yes
Cinema Room: Yes
Laundry Room: Yes
Built Ins: Yes
Lighting: LED lighting throughout