Casa Columbo, a Costa Rican hilltop aerie in the eco-resort of Los Sueños, offered for US$9,995,000
Capturing spectacular views of three bays, the home also neighbors an expansive rainforest with miles of pristine trails and includes a private helipad landing
New York, New York (April 20, 2020) — Casa Columbo, an architectural tour de force of Mediterranean design, is the perfect combination of complete privacy and natural splendor paired with proximity to modern amenities. Perched on the highest vantage at the end of a cul-de-sac in a gated community, the residence, with its own gate, is located just minutes from the vibrant resort of Los Sueños, with its fine dining, spa amenities, shops, golf, marina and medical clinic.
The jewel of the resort is a fiercely protected rainforest of some 1,000 acres teeming with toucans, scarlet macaws and howler monkeys. A private trail head into this Costa Rican treasure is right out Casa Columbo’s front door.
The estate of 27,000 square feet with 11 bedrooms, 14 full baths and four half baths is represented by Robert F. Davey of Costa Rica Resort & Estate Properties, with global marketing provided by Christie’s International Real Estate. Artwork and furnishings are included in the purchase of the residence.
Says Mr. Davey: “The property is reminiscent of the South of France, with its Mediterranean architecture, sited so high and with endless views of the water as well as the marina. It is ideal for entertaining family, extended family and friends in a pristine tropical paradise. The estate is also just 15 minutes from Playa Jaco, a beach known for its world-class surfing.”
Casa Columbo is located in the private enclave of Vista Tres Bahías or View of Three Bays. The home is introduced by a front door of solid Honduran mahogany with carvings and flanked by two majestic stone pillars. This flows to a double-height entry, appointed with dual winding staircases of marble and wrought iron and cedar railings, a stunning hand-painted dome ceiling and marble floors.
The main entertaining spaces are accessed by passing below the lovely staircases, the bottoms of which have also been hand-painted. The open-concept living rooms and formal dining area also include stands of swirled columns of Italian marble throughout and disappearing glass walls that open to the wraparound covered porch. The result is a massive space for not only alfresco dining but also indoor-outdoor living, with water and jungle views on full display.
The first level is completed by the gourmet kitchen, with oak cabinetry from Germany and a brick barrel ceiling; a mahogany coffered ceiling above the light-filled breakfast nook; two jungle-facing en suite bedrooms with balconies; and a VIP guest suite with a sitting room and direct pool access. There is also a one-bedroom staff apartment with kitchenette.
The second level, with elevator access, includes the opulent master suite, positioned to take full advantage of jungle and water views. In addition to dual baths and expansive closets, the master bath features a tub carved of marble and access to the expansive second-level balcony. This floor also features four additional en suite bedrooms, two jungle-facing and two ocean-facing, plus a second VIP suite and an office.
A two-tier infinity pool, with the marina and ocean as a backdrop, is the centerpiece of the outdoor space. Beautifully landscaped with tropical vegetation, such as orchids and birds of paradise, the pool deck offers ample space for both full-sun and shaded areas. There is also a swim-up bar with deck seating as well.
The helipad, also accessible by elevator, is located on the roof of the six-car garage. The estate also includes a pilot’s room.
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