Villa Escazu & Gardens.
Escazú, San José, Costa Rica
Listing ID: 400071589005
Villa Escazu is conveniently located in Escazu within five minutes of the city center. Escazu is a hub for local urban activity and living. The chalet-style home is 9 minutes or less to private schools, shopping malls, and fine restaurants, including CIMA Hospital. Nestled in trees and gently sloping hills, tenants benefit from the convenience of its location while enjoying the seclusion and tranquility that the surrounding nature provides. The property borders a small creek giving it an additional pleasing feature of escape from the city noise.
Villa Escazu has great potential and could be used as a large family home or center for medical recovery, physical and/or occupational therapy, massage, and yoga retreats due to the size and layout of the home. This property has ample room for expansion and sits on a 3,590 square meter lot to which more cabins, small villas, or homes could be built. It is zoned for a medium-density residential project, an additional 5 more large houses are allowed and it has been approved for development to build a 4th floor. At present, it has 450 square meters of construction.
Built with rainforest hardwoods that would be impossible to build with today, the villa has three stories, with 4 bedrooms on the upper levels and two private-entrance studio apartments on the ground floor. The third floor features a large bedroom with an adjacent office or sleeping space, including a walk-in closet and sitting area. It shares a bathroom with an additional bedroom. There are two more bedrooms on the second level which also share a bathroom. The large living room has a pumice stone wall chimney and fireplace; perfect for the cooler nights. The dining room fits a long dining table that has space to host 12 or more guests. The view of the surrounding gardens adds to the magical dining experience. With the kitchen directly connected, it is an ideal space for special gatherings. A large covered wrap-around terrace runs parallel to the living room, kitchen, and dining room so both family and guests can finish the evening activities with cocktails while watching the sunset on the horizon. It is adorned with beautiful warm woods throughout the home and features luxurious staircases and catwalks. There is a covered veranda, two-car enclosed garage, laundry room, and ample storage closets throughout. Additional driveway provides enough area for more than 10 cars. A separate shed is located close to the home. The layout could be easily reconfigured into a facility for up to eight tenants. There are few homes in the city conveniently located with this much charm.