Casa Las Orquidea
Set in the exclusive Las Golondrinas beachfront community at Hacienda Pinilla, Beach Resort and Residential Community, this exquisite custom home provides direct access to world-class beaches, surfing, championship golf, tennis, sport-fishing and equestrian facilities. The 5-Star JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa is 1K from the residence. The home is 15 minutes from the vibrant town of Tamarindo with all of its shops, fine dining and nightlife, while the International Airport in Liberia and several National Parks and volcanoes are 1 hour away.
Casa Las Orquideas
THE LOCATION: Set in the exclusive Las Golondrinas beachfront community at Hacienda Pinilla, Beach Resort and Residential Community, this exquisite custom home provides direct access to world-class beaches, surfing, championship golf, tennis, sport-fishing and equestrian facilities. The 5-Star JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa is 1K from the residence. The home is 15 minutes from the vibrant town of Tamarindo with all of its shops, fine dining and nightlife, while the International Airport in Liberia and several National Parks and volcanoes are 1 hour away.
THE PROPERTY: The lovely residence is set within a beautifully landscaped 2014m2 (½ acre) site, complemented by mature specimen trees and attractive landscaping. The centerpiece is a native Alcornoco tree, laced by thousands of native white orchids, which bloom in cycles throughout the year. The rising driveway is inlaid with intricate patterns of native slate and antique brick. Taking full advantage of the homes direct southern exposure, the infinity edge salt-filtered swimming pool, serves as the central water feature in true Spanish architectural tradition. It blends with the home’s main exterior terrace and a covered Pool Pavilion, with bathroom, shower and outdoor grill, to form an extensive outdoor Social Area for entertaining friends and family. An ample Garage and Carport provide both shelter and storage for vehicles and equipment.
THE RESIDENCE: As featured in several international architecture and fine construction media outlets, “Casa Las Orquideas” was designed by California architect Miguel Podolsky; while the execution and installation of the fine finishes, technological systems, and infrastructure, including electrical and plumbing, were meticulously supervised by the owner, a master high-end builder in California for over 30 years. This same attention to detail is what has the maintained the residence to those same exceptional standards today.
The delightful 5-bedroom/4.5-bath residence offers two Master Suites and nearly 6,000 sq. ft. of exquisite Spanish Colonial architecture. The combination of an open floor plan with a traditional aesthetic that showcases old world craftsmanship: and timeless design elements, results in an innovative design that is well thought out, practical and imaginative. The distinctively Spanish style melds with the finest materials and finishes to create spaces that are inviting and eclectic; sophisticated yet comfortable.
Upon entering, one is greeted by a Great Room and comfortable Dining Room Area, which flow seamlessly from the professionally equipped Kitchen and Breakfast Bar. These spaces feature rich porcelain tile floors, granite countertops, imported hardware and subtle accents. The poolside Master Suite, with cool blue tropical tones, opens to the outdoor terrace, with an intricate brick ceiling, while a second Bedroom with lovely exterior views, Fitness/Laundry Room and Powder Room complete the 1st floor spaces.
A splendid staircase, with an artistically inlaid tile design, leads to the 2nd floor Entertainment Room, with soaring 8-meter (25 ft.) vaulted hardwood ceiling, suspended by a massive hardwood center beam and stunning tropical hardwood floors and baseboards throughout. These amazing hardwood features are made of “Almendro” or Mountain Almond wood – the only dense tropical hardwood that meets the same structural specifications as steel. The area is bathed in natural light through large windows and includes a Wine Bar, 100-inch HD Home Theater and Lounge/Piano Area. Gorgeous handcrafted wooden doors open to the covered balcony with cane ceilings and large hammocks for relaxing afternoons. The large Master Suite exudes a low key but elegant ambiance with rustic accents and a soothing pigmented stucco. It is flanked by a spacious Bath with double showers, and adjoining walk-in closet. Ample Twin-Suites offer further accommodations as well as the versatility to serve as a Home Office, close to the large master suite.
UTILITIES AND FEATURES: Security system, top of the line central and split system air conditioning and built-in surround sound audio system. The pool pump stations and utilities room are encased in an outside service compartment. An ample Security Closest is well veiled within the home and ensures security for your most important personal affects.