Inspired by the seashells found on the northwest Pacific beaches of Costa Rica, this beautiful home rises from the hillside, with a wide gaping opening towards the green exterior environment, blue ocean, and sunny skies. The upper terrace is a protected viewing area where a gentle breeze allows people to relax, slow down, and interact with the environment from a vantage viewpoint.
This natural design philosophy extends to the interior of the house. Bone white concrete acts as a base palette providing relief from the ceiling to floor, glass windows and walls, bringing in light, blue skies, and green forest, creating a sense of wide-open space while providing views of the outside environment with the comforts of fully air-conditioned areas. The kitchen island is cloaked in gorgeous Guanacaste wood with beautiful grain and detail from a 300-year-old tree, while modern grey quartz covers the countertops and backsplash.
Right outside the living space, floor-to-ceiling glass panels open up to a teak walkway crafted from handpicked wood with wide railings, allowing you to set your beverage of choice down while admiring gorgeous sunrises to the left and flaming sunsets to your right in the west. This walkway connects the sheltered living space to an outdoor teak-ceilinged covered terrace with blue ocean, green forest, and turquoise pool views, encouraging outdoor living and dining - anytime!
On the first floor, the Guanacaste wood staircase leads to a transitional study area, connecting to the laundry, guest, and main bedrooms. This transitional area has a convenient workspace.
The main bedroom boasts a king-size bed with an incredible oceanview, an en-suite bathroom with a 70-gallon freestanding bathtub, “his and hers” shower with large 10-inch shower heads, and dual modern square sinks mounted on Guanacaste wood countertops. The spacious guest bedroom has a full bathroom, a twin bunk bed, and a full-size bed.
The property sits on 0.55 acres, next to a ravine that acts as a Monkey trail. You can hear the howler monkeys in the morning and evening as they explore and forage for food.
The villa is near two gorgeous beaches, just a mile away, and over half a dozen more within a 15-minute drive. For those who love to surf or want to learn, you will find some of the best surfing spots in Central America, catering to both beginners and advanced surfers.
For those who enjoy adventure, there is a skate park, mountain biking, and hiking trails within 5 minutes of the property. ATV and horseback riding through the forest and onto the beach are available within a 10 to 15-minute drive.