Modern Smart Home in Manuel Antonio with Ocean and Jungle Views
Hidden behind a beautifully camouflaged fence and the gate is the Zen garden at the entrance that gives way to the spacious first-floor deck with a pool and common living area. The pool is fiberglass, a feature that makes it much more resistant to damage from earthquakes. Charming details on the deck include a green wall to grow fresh herbs and flowers and a home movie-viewing system with a drop-down screen and wiring for a projector with a ceiling mount.
Floor to ceiling sliding doors opens fully the interior to the exterior for that cherished indoor/outdoor living experience common to Costa Rica. And when you are ready for bed the openness is completely transformed with remote-controlled, motorized, and impenetrable rolling security doors that descend from the ceiling to completely and securely enclose the home. Remote controls allow you to lift the walls as you approach the home. The motors are installed behind easily accessible panels.
The kitchen is open to the dining-living area. The counter area is complete with a country-style stainless steel sink. The cabinets are all imported from Europe with either press to open or easy-slide pull features. The parallel is a long kitchen island lined with tiles along the sides, and two awesome pop-up power bars on either end. These power bars recede until they are flush with the countertop when not in use. Beneath the counter is a small wine storage space.
Designed by the owners, their 20+ years in Costa Rican is brought to bear on every thoughtful and satisfying detail. An a-symmetrical roof has imported Italian motor-operated windows to allow heat to escape. A solar panel powers the pool pump, and all electrical outlets were imported to ensure quality. The German-made toilets, Turkish bathroom sinks, retractable mosquito screens, and custom bedroom doors are all of the highest quality. Fiber optic 100 MG internet is available throughout the home as well as the large workshop at the bottom of the property. The main floor is also wired to support a complete surround sound system.
Comfortable Bedrooms Throughout the Home
One of the three bedrooms is on the main floor, suitable as a second master bedroom. Complete with its own bathroom and circular stairs to an upper loft suitable as an office, individual lounge, or artist’s workspace.
On the lower level, a cozy second bedroom with an ensuite bathroom designed with kids in mind, and the larger master bedroom with an open closet, a suite bathroom with double bamboo sinks, and a wonderful shower with three different showerheads creating a unique almost spa experience. All are on a remote control where one can get the shower running so it reaches your perfect temperature before you ever get in. If you are delayed, it shuts off automatically while maintaining the temp until you arrive. A floor to ceiling one-way mirror on the exterior wall allows you to see nature outside while showering in complete privacy.
The lower level master bedroom has another unique feature – a safe room. It exists under the stairs, the hidden access is in the master bedroom bathroom.
The laundry room is set up for both gas and electric. The gas tank is in the garage next to the house so gas delivery doesn’t need to come into the home. There is a large bodega with tons of storage space. It is where the air conditioning unit as well all the mechanical operations for the home. There is a surge protector for the electrical built-in as well as a gas generator for everything at 110 Volts.
The grounds have 4 vegetable gardens ready for planting as well as over 150 different fruit varieties that will start maturing within the next couple of years.
The L-shaped property has a second access point at its bottom end. There you’ll find a two-bedroom container house and their 1800sqft workshop. The container home is cozy and has been used as a rental property and to house workers during construction projects. The workshop is fully powered with high ceilings and internet and has been used to rebuild vintage cars, but could be adapted to any use. While it isn’t permitted to conduct commercial operations on this property, the workshop would be a wonderful space for anyone with creative ambitions.