The historic "State House" estate property in San Isidro is "one of a kind" and listed at a fantastic price! The property features a main house with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a full kitchen, a sitting room, a dining room that seats 10 guests, a living room with a spectacular wine display, a large office, a large storage room, a laundry room, integrated internet security cameras at the gate and around the house, and a huge swimming pool.
Only the pool and the kitchen have been modernized while the rest of this historic home has been beautifully kept and restored to reflect the original beauty of the tile, wood, brick, and concrete used in its original design. Next to the swimming pool, there is a 40 m2 (430 ft2) rancho that has an outdoor cooking area and bar with a full living room compliment of furniture. Then there is the 60 m2 (645 ft2) guest house that has two bedrooms and an indoor/outdoor Jack and Jill bathroom.
All of this sits on almost two acres of perfectly manicured gardens! There is a creek and small waterfall running through the back corner of the property with a unique walking bridge to an old pump house (that would make a very cool kids playhouse). There is a large greenhouse where the caretaker grows some of the organics used in cooking. The property is secured by an 8-foot-high concrete wall bounding the entire border and giving the property absolute privacy and security while remaining conveniently near the city. Of course, there is an electric gate for entry up the concrete drive. There is ample space for kids to play, build more living space, or leave the space for birds that come to feed on the fruit trees.
This property is rich in Costa Rican history. The "State House" was used by the owners of a large coffee plantation built by Europeans at the end of World War Two. After the death of the owner, the State House and coffee plantation were acquired by the Montealegre family, one of the oldest families in the history of Costa Rica, who came to the country at the request of the King and Queen of Spain during the Colonization of the Americas. The Montealegres were the representatives of the Spanish Crown in the country, and eventually, when Costa Rica became an independent republic, the Montealegre became involved in the country's development and politics. The third president of the country was José María Montealegre. The coffee plantation was divided and sold, and the State House was sold to its current owner, who is the third owner and curator of this historic property.
The property is in the south-central Pacific valley of Costa Rica in the town of San Isidro del General. It is just two and a half hours away by car and a fifteen-minute flight from the capital city of San José. The property is only 10 minutes away from the center of San Isidro on a newly paved four-lane road, so it is close to all services, supermarkets, private bilingual schools, hospitals (public and private) and more. It is just one minute away from the new BMS bilingual school (http://bmscostarica.com/comunidad/). It has a 40-minute car ride to the beaches such as Dominical, Playa Hermosa, Playa Linda, and Playa Uvita. The house is at a ~600m (~2000 ft) elevation and is on a hill ensuring fresh cool breezes especially in the evenings.