Set on a cul-de-sac in the exclusive eco-residential community of Villa Real in Santa Ana, this impressive residence was designed by prestigious architect Ronald Zurcher and built by the recognized construction firm Proinsa. Built up to the highest standards of quality and luxury for the great granddaughter of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, the house is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility.
The main entrance to the house is a veranda supported by solid almond tree columns with beamed ceilings and stone floors. An antique, artistically hand-carved Indian double door opens to give access to the ample lobby area that separates the social areas from the rest of the house. The elegant living room area is accented beautifully by a fireplace and floor to roof windows and doors that open to the wraparound terrace with beamed solid almond wood columns and bamboo cane ceilings. A private dining room with handcrafted slab stone walls is located next to the living room. The wall-to-wall dining room windows allow one to appreciate the tropical gardens featuring two antique hand-carved Indian columns and rail ties covered with bromeliads.
The kitchen, elegantly appointed with top of the line appliances and fine cabinetry with granite countertops, is the delight of any cook. Sliding glass doors to an elevated deck, providing an outside dining area, where the family can have more intimate gatherings around the table. A bartender´s area separates the kitchen from the formal dining room.
The main level also offers a spacious office and family room with built in cabinetry made of solid exotic woods, as well as an elegant guest bedroom with a large glass door looking out on to a
bamboo grove. The guest bedroom is decorated with a slab stone wall and has an enchanting view looking out onto the pool area.
The second floor of the house offers two master suites, one of them with a Jacuzzi overlooking the forest and two walk-in closets. The bedrooms open to an upstairs corridor and a balcony to admire the views, which are quite simply spectacular!
Nature and all its beauty creates an enchanting backdrop for this luxurious residence, with the backyard connected to the natural protected forest of Villa Real with direct access to the walking trails inside the forest. Toucans and Quetzals are just part of the extensive multicolored variety of birds that live in the forest and bring life and energy to the property.
The outside of the house is a relaxing haven, with a 10 x 4 meters swimming pool surrounded by terraces, spacious enough for entertaining large groups. The focal point of the terrace is a deck in the form of a mirador with views over the tree tops…an ideal place for chilling in the hammock and letting your mind pleasantly wander.
The property offers views to the valley of Santa Ana and enjoys spectacular sunsets with the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Nicoya in the far distance. The professionally landscaped gardens feature an exotic collection of bromeliads, ferns, palms and other tropical foliage accented with river rocks.
The house is complemented by a sophisticated sound surround system, smart lighting system, swimming pool with multicolored led lighting system, air conditioning in several areas of the house, alarm system and automatic irrigation system for the gardens.
It also offers a maid´s quarters, laundry area, several storage rooms and garage for two cars plus six more in the parking area.
Luxury Living in Eco-Residential Villa Real
Villa Real luxury gated compound has become a standard for luxury living in Costa Rica, and is one of the favorite luxury residential communities of the country. Architecture and engineering up to the highest standards of quality and anti-seismic construction techniques, is represented in Villa Real by the most important architectural and engineering firms of the country, from award winning contemporary homes to more classic colonial style homes, Villa Real is the finest showcase of luxury homes and some the best architectural gems that Costa Rica has to offer.
Located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, at just minutes from downtown San Jose and in the limits between the cities of Escazu and Santa Ana, Eco-Residential Villa Real is a gated community made of 104 hectares (over 200 acres) of land, including 30 hectares dedicated as protected forest and the community has 10 hectares of common areas, including the extensive external gardens on the sides of the roads, Club House and recreational parks.
The community is made of 377 lots, which turns into 377 families from all over the world, because Villa Real has become an international community that holds many families from multinational companies, embassies, ONG´s, as well as Costa Rican families. Some of the countries represented in Villa Real are Canada, the United States, China, Venezuela, Colombia, Spain, Ecuador, Brazil, just to name a few.
Since Villa Real is a very extensive farm that flows from one hilltop to the other, the management company of Villa Real has added an internal microbus service that makes it easy to travel inside the community, especially for families and kids who want to move from one side to the other of the large community to visit their friends, go to the Club House, etc.
Security is taken very seriously in Villa Real, and the residential compound is completely walled. The whole community is protected by a sophisticated security system 24 hour all year round. Luxury real estate in Villa Real is represented mostly by luxury homes and mansions offered for sale above $1 million and for rent above $3,000 a month. This is what one of the owners of Villa Real has to say about living in Eco-Residential Villa Real.
“I can tell you that Villa Real is really a life style choice for privacy, and many of us also socialize frequently with friends who are neighbors here. It is a very friendly and international neighborhood. Many people walk in Villa Real and there are also fantastic trails in the undeveloped areas which will always be there. In addition, tennis, swim program, dance and Pilates classes at the Casa Club- and there is a soccer field for residents use. Casa Club is also a great place to host a party if you don't want to have it at home. There is a social committee that plans holiday and other get together so neighbors can meet each other. It is very international but there are also a lot of local families. Our board is well run and participation is welcome or you don't have to if not desired. The staff at Villa Real is very well managed and helpful- it is very safe – in fact security was heightened and is constantly being evaluated. Villa Real is a great place for families; kids are safe and it’s easy to carpool to events- There are many families from CDS Country Day School, which soon will move closer to Villa Real, Lincoln School, Pan American and AIS as well- probably others as well so it is easy for kids to find neighborhood friends from their school.”