27 Cartagena, Las Catalinas
This unique luxury beachfront Villa stands at the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Las Catalinas, an exclusive oceanfront town in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, offering equal parts privacy, architectural grandeur and a sweeping panoramic view of the surrounding seascape.
27 Calle Cartagena is an irreplaceable work of art, capturing beauty and luxury in a way that truly transports you to a different place and time. The privileged beach front property is perched on a slightly elevated beachfront homesite, affording direct access to the white sand and overlooking the waves of Playa Danta and the sunsets beyond the offshore Pitaya Islands. Situated perfectly to provide the house with total privacy and unobstructed views from nearly every space within.
The house was conceived, designed and furnished by Jorge Letelier from the award winning and internationally renowned design team of ¨Letelier & Rock Design, based in Manhattan, whose work is known by connoisseurs worldwide . The design concept of the house was based on 18 century Spanish Colonial architecture . To achieve a rare degree of authenticity, the design team traveled throughout Central and South America to purchase and incorporate many 18th Century original architectural artifacts into the building of this superb one of a kind residence. Furthermore, the design team insured that the interior and exterior of the house was embellished with a world class collection of museum quality fine art and period furniture using only the finest authentic treasures collected around the world . This architectural gem 27 Cartagena was meticulously and painstakingly completed over three years by world class craftsmen paying attention to the smallest of details.
The residence features: floors and other original building materials repurposed from an 18th Century Guatemalan church; exclusive use of ceramic tiles imported from Portugal and Italy and the finest Coralina stone imported from the Dominican Republic . The interior and exterior portions of this custom built villa contains a large collection of Pre-Colombian, South American and Meso-American artwork and antiques that heightens the home's sense of history and authenticity. All these unique design and furnishing details were incorporated into the architectural language of a Spanish Colonial-revival home with exposed wood beams, textured white walls and red-tiled roof.
The interior design of the residence extends to its layout where every room, not only has a direct view to the ocean and sunsets, but ensures that homeowners and their guests can connect with one another and also have room to breathe. Every guest bedroom feels like a primary bedroom suite . The exquisite home features 3 floors:
The ground floor features a magnificent entrance with fountains and a terrace with spectacular ocean views to enjoy the most amazing sunsets and the sound of the waves lapping on the sand. The master suite with vaulted ceiling includes; a study located across from the sleeping area, an elegant bathroom with double vanity, digital his and hers showers, jacuzzi, and a room-sized walk-in closet. Additionally, a connecting suite with full bathroom can be used as a double master bedroom or used as a separate suite with a private entrance from either the main floor central study hall, as well as, from a terrace entrance. Both of these luxury master suites also can be accessed from the main floor stairway past an exquisitely furnished study hall. Also located on the ground floor is a private full size laundry and storage room. The ground floor complete with a study hall and double master suites is spectacular and affords complete privacy
The main floor outside living area, features an outdoor dining area with a Wolf 54 inch outdoor grill and side burner, under counter icemaker, 2 refrigerators and dishwasher, luxurious powder room, salt water infinity pool/jacuzzi with transparent plate glass walls , full bathroom with shower and a towel and beach equipment room.
Inside the main floor, you arrive at the gourmet chefs kitchen with a Wolf 60 inch stove and Wolf pro island hood, built in wine storage, beverage center, full size subzero side by side refrigerator and freezer, 2 Bosh dishwashers, 2 freezer drawers and large pantry. The kitchen is open to the dining room, and leads into the living and entertainment room, all exquisitely decorated. Also on the main floor is a large laundry room with abundant storage cabinets and an additional full size freezer and separate ice maker.
The third floor features an outdoor plaza with fountain, a guest room suite with ocean view balcony and indoor/outdoor showers, and 3 more ensuite guest rooms , 2 with indoor/outdoor showers , Included in the 3rd floor is a storage room, powder room and full laundry room with maid's bedroom. There is a separate utility and service entrance located on this 3rd floor.
This modern home has Leviton smart system, Lutron lighting, automatic glass door for easy circulation from patio to kitchen, and ultra-thin 65 smart TVs.
The villa is full of art and treasures from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Artwork and furniture, being meticulously procured from around the globe, resulted in the creation of a unique and timeless residential masterpiece. Museum quality framing, restoration and installation was carried out by specialized craftsmen in New York or Santiago Chile and then transported back to Costa Rica to be incorporated into the creation of this villa. Much of the building and furnishing materials used in this unique luxury seaside villa are both authentic and of the highest quality, enhancing its uniquely exceptional value and design.
Whether you are soaking in the jacuzzi of the master bath, the outdoor saltwater pool/jacuzzi, sipping a cocktail from your covered terrace, or enjoying the sights and sounds of the nature that surrounds, including the wonderful monkeys that frequent the surrounding trees, you are sure to be comfortable and relaxed while enjoying all this spectacular home has to offer.
27 Cartagena is truly a unique turn-key opportunity to step into and immediately begin enjoying the estate. You could arrive for the first time and entertain over 20 guests at any level of formality without needing anything besides the food and beverages you will serve. The home is fully equipped for all levels of living and entertainment. As a turnkey offering, this home's furniture, finishings, art, new linens, flatware and all equipment are included.
Offered at $8,700,000