La Hacienda: Rio Oro, Santa Ana. The name now means more than its simple meaning. It exudes the peak of luxury as it has quickly become the quintessential, gated residential community in Escazu and Santa Ana. Perhaps it is the rustic inspired theme at the entrance, and the cobblestone entrance, or the user friendly terrain and first class common areas, which truly make this a community for any family to aspire to live in. What is true is that it is host to some of the area’s most spectacular residences and this one, is clearly no exception.
Situated on a carefully selected corner lot, Costa Rican architect Federico Castro carefully designed not only each and every corner of the residence and its finishes, but also, the view orientation and setting to best take advantage of the lot’s location, opening up the home both for more natural air, light and the utmost of privacy. The home's exterior and interior are complete with the finest in decor and luxury finishes including imported stones, marble, custom hardwoods, state of art electronics, countertops, Wolf and Subzero appliances, Hansgrohe fixtures, lighting and more and a even a true connoissuer will appreciate the effort in the detail of this unique residence.
Upon entering the wrought iron framed door, the home is purposefully designed to bring the outdoors inside. The first level of the home hosts the social areas of the residence, all of which abound with natural light brought in from the impressive courtyard garden, pool, rancho and entertainment area. To the left of the entrance, you will find two adjoining, formal living and sitting rooms with floor to ceiling, folding glass doors which allow you to open and entertain both indoors and outdoors. The room and the entire first floor, is lined with custom marble floors, surround sound, carefully selected chandeliers, and an awe dropping custom wood inset wet bar and entertainment area, equipped with a large slab, marble sitting bar. These spaces are ideal for formal entertaining, while more casual entertainment will naturally flow to the outdoor spaces, where an award winning pool and garden space will catch your eyes. Lined with imported Colombian royal veta stone, the pool is the highlight of the outdoor space, however, there are several covered and non covered spaces designed to live the house and its unique lot to the fullest. The pool meanders through the space, and adjacent to the living room, is a covered patio, and on the other side of the pool, there is an expansive covered entertainment area, equipped with a masterpiece, custom wood finished bar and entertainment space, wood oven pizza burner, and a half bathroom. From the other side of this space, you can walk along the covered path which leads you to the other wing of the first floor, which is host to an impeccable kitchen with the finest in equipment and design, formal dining room, breakfast room, as well as service entrance, garage, and utility room, and walk in pantry. The back of the kitchen also leads to a private, second story service quarters which is set aside from the rest of the home.
The second floor is host to the private areas of the home, including a master suite that truly has earned the title. Imported carpeted floors set the tone for this relaxing getaway, which includes the finest quality and detail, and of course, an equally impressive ensuite bathroom with dual showers, dual vanities, and dual walk in closets and a jacuzzi in the center wall of the space, and an impeccable chandelier highlighting this private area of the home. The other side of the second floor is host to 3 other bedrooms, one with a jack and jill bathroom (which was also designed to be able to be split with no heavy construction), as well as a family/tv room with custom wood built ins, a dual space office, which overlooks the pool and garden area.
This particular residence can only be truly appreciated by taking the time to visit and is sure to impress even the most demanding home buyer. Serious inquiries only