Costa Rica’s Luxury Real Estate – A Look inside the Atrium House
Costa Rica real estate has been getting a great deal attention in main stream media and with the growing babyboomer market looking for international opportunities, but were we have seen real growth is the luxury real estate market which has been attracting a growing number of high net worth individuals to Costa Rica.
In the Feature article Luxury Lifestyle is more Attainable than Ever in Costa Rica, TCRN looked at Heredia, Costa Rica and why this area has caught the eye of luxury home builders and the wealthy looking for the perfect dream home and we have selected the elegant and sophisticated Atrium House to give you a look inside of what luxury real estate specialists, Sotheby’s International Realty, called “one of the finest designed homes in the Costa Rica luxury real estate market”
The Atrium House overlooks the Central Valley with sweeping city and valley views. It is perfectly located, only 20 minutes to San Jose and 20 minutes from the airport. Nestled on the southern slopes of the Central Valley, it is a relaxed, private, tranquil, rural setting, surround by rich tropical coffee and fruit plantations.
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This luxury home was completed in 2010 and is a home of rare tranquility that is comfortable for a small family and a showpiece for large parties.
The property is 10,440 square meters or 2.579 acres and the construction is 1000 m2 (10763.9 sq.ft.). The lot terrace is on a gentle slope that leaves the house sitting high and majestic overlooking miles of coffee plantations with panoramic views of the city and mountains. Facing south west the home is bathed in natural sunlight all day.
This open one story luxury mansion has all the many large rooms designed around a central feature, a core glass covered Atrium, in stunning elegance. The Atrium House is named after this lavish 20-foot by 40-foot space clad in travertine marble, centered on a courtyard fountain sculpted from opulent black granite.
The Atrium is covered by a custom engineered steel support structure with high tech self-cleaning and solar-E glass, which has the option be totally open to the rest of the house or closed off by a frameless European sliding glass wall system that separates the central area of the home from the private and social areas.
The idea of this lavish Atrium was inspired after a trip to Italy and then was developed in conjunction with a design team that included a well known New York architect, engineer and interior designers.The marble lined main entrance centers on this Atrium feature giving you a first impression that you are entering a truly exclusive luxury home.
If you love to cook, you will enjoy the high-end professional kitchen, pantry and top of the line cabinetry and appliances, that includes 2 dishwashers, an electric oven and a gas 6 burner gas cook top and 2 refrigerators.
The kitchens elegant marble counter tops coupled with open space and clean lines not only provides functionality but is a work of art in its own right.
The furniture in the large, open social areas was custom ordered or designed and built for the spaces at the inception of design and planning creating a completely harmonized space.
Each of the 6 large open and airy bedrooms comes with a full bathroom with dual vanity, warm marble tiles and lifestyle shower features. The large windows in the bedrooms provide magnificent lighting and fantastic views.
The social areas can easily host 100 people and with a spacious floor plan, allows for any type of gathering, with open access to the terrace and pool areas. The custom design furniture, colorful fabrics, fireplaces, highlighted by rich hardwoods and marble provides comfort and warmth for family and guests.
The infinity reflecting pool is truly dramatic and another perfectly designed feature of this luxury home. A small drainage trough around the pool perimeter balances the water level to that of the surrounding terrace, for an incredible, clean, horizon effect.
A concealed machine room contains both an electric heat transfer pump for cost effective heating and a gas heater for speed and efficiency.
The large garage area as well as giving plenty of storage capacity has parking for 4 vehicles in the covered area as well room for 20 vehicles outside the garage.
One of the great aspects of Atrium House is its serene rural setting but at the same time its proximity to all services, amenities and conveniences of the metropolitan lifestyle.
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San Rafael only minutes away, offers a Pura Vida, rich blend of history and local cultural experiences. And only 20 minutes from San José, as well as the airport and major highway arteries, the areas ease of access and lush tropical setting has made it one Costa Rica’s premier luxury real estate locations.
You can see more information on this property at Sotheby’s International Realty – The Atrium House
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