|Living Area||976 sqft|
|Lot Size||4,995 acres|
|Neighborhood||Hacienda del Sol|
When people think about the exclusive residential community of Hacienda del Sol, most think about the convenient access on and off the highway, which provides its residents with an easy drive to Escazu, San Jose, the airport, or the beaches of the Central Pacific Coast. Others think about the security, the abundance of common area amenities, or perhaps the wide variety of residential options in the sub communities within Hacienda del Sol. It is, however, unlikely, that anyone would imagine what can be found at this incomparable, Hacienda style estate home within the community. As you enter through the gates of Hacienda del Sol, and pass through security, you meander down the central drive and view single family estate homes on either side, as well as the community club house, pool and play areas. As you reach the rear of the community, however, there is a clear distinction not only in luxury and exclusivity, but also privacy. Upon reaching the private gated entry to One Hacienda del Sol, you are transported far away from the convenience of the community that you will have left behind, and taken into a private estate in a world of its own. The gates of your home open upon a long driveway that serves as a portico entrance, as well as the access to the 4 car, covered carage and additional parking to the rear. The elevated access to the home, featured in custom wood, seemingly floats above the water feature the reflects upon the windows and exterior garden setting the tone for this one of a kind estate and the symmetry of the entrance to the home is carefully designed with a pergola providing both shade and elegance. It is inevitable to gaze in wonder at the unique roofline of the home which is a signature result of Costa Rica's most famous architect Ronald Zurcher Gurdian, as seen in the Four Seasons Resort. As you enter the home through the historic doors brought in from a European castle just for this residence, you will find a formal lobby entrance, with a hallway that brings residents and guests straight out to the outdoor area, the true jewel of this property. To the left, you will find an expansive living room with polished travertine floors, boasting two story vaulted ceilings, and floor to ceiling glass on either side bringing in an abundance of natural light. It is inevitable while sitting in this space, designed for entertaining family and friends, to be drawn to the one of a kind backyard of One Hacienda del Sol. Upon walking outside, you can enjoy the covered terrace which overlooks the pool, private yard including a small soccer field, rolling hills leading to a chidren's treehouse, and all surrounded by impressive trees, including imposing Guanacaste trees which encompass the property creating one of the most private and unique settings conveying the sensation of a remote ranch in Guanacaste as opposed to an exclusive estate just moments from everything. Beyond the trees, the property is surrounding in the rear by a massive valley that separates Hacienda del Sol from neighboring developments and provides a unique opportunity to live so close to it all, yet truly escape into the privacy and exclusivity of this residence....There is a reason, we have called it One Hacienda del Sol. Of course, the indoor and outdoor layout of this property is designed for entertaining, and the ability to host large family or corporate gatherings, birthday parties, weddings is one of its unique features and impossible to find in any other property located within a gated community of this nature. The property boasts over 1 acre of private property (@ 5000m2) and while most properties both in Hacienda del Sol as well as other competitive communities average lot size is nearly 25% of that, One Hacienda del Sol stands alone in this defining characteristic. As you walk back into the home, there is a dining area, however, the only owners of this residence used this more as an entertainment room with a pool table. However, just behind this room, is the chef's prep kitchen which was designed with industrial style equipment and space, and excess of natural light both coming from the entrance, as well as internal garden to the rear. The kitchen boasts a double island with marble countertops, and extensive storage, refrigeration and work space. As the owners truly used the home to entertain groups of all sizes, this served as an industrial kitchen capable of feeding family, but of course, even the largest groups of family and friends as well. Just to to the rear of the kitchen is the service quarters, laundry area, as well as private entrance from the garage in order to bring in groceries, etc. As you pass through the dining/pool room, you access the private areas of the home, starting with the tv/family room, which of course also boasts the floor to ceiling glass opening up to an internal garden for natural light which was a key component of the design for both Zurcher as well as the owners. Imagine watching your favorite team, a movie with family, or a more casual meal within the confines of this more casual, private space. Just beyond this room, there is an art studio, complete with a loft, and of course, this space could be used as an office, art studio or any other purpose that a new owner sees fit. To the left, there is a pocket door, separating the bedrooms from rest of the residence. The private area of the home is accented with custom hardwood floors, and offers two bedrooms on this level, each with walk in closet, and ensuite bathrooms. One bedroom overlooks the pool and garden area, while the other, slightly larger in size, overlooks the trees and canyon to the rear of the property. Also on this level, you will find the master suite, boasting impressive two story vaulted ceilings, and a masterfully framed view of the deep ravine and trees to the north of the home. The master bedroom offers dual walk in closets, a spacious master bath with inset jacuzzi tub, as well as an indoor shower, and outdoor shower as well. On the upper level of the home, there are two additional bedrooms that each overlook the impressive backyard and pool deck, that share a bathroom on the landing. On the lower floor, you will find the wine cellar, as well as an impressive gym and home office with direct access to a lower, private yard. This space is ideal for an outdoor seating area and while it connects through a staircase to the pool deck and backyard, it is private and yet another unique feature of this home. It is difficult to place in words the sensation that this home brings you as you enjoy spending time here. Very few homes are capable of delivering emotion, yet it is the true test of a home. As best described by a client who viewed the space prior to it coming to the market, "I never expected to come across a home like this and it blew my mind. " One Hacienda del Sol is the perfect residence for a family who loves to entertain, and seeks the privacy and exclusivity of an estate home, without sacrificing the security and convenience of living in a gated community. Inquire for a private showing.