27 Cartagena, Las Catalinas
10.479600832467124, -85.78541381166788
For Sale, Las Catalinas $8,700,000 - All Properties, Homes
11577 7 Bedrooms 7.2 Bathrooms

Las Catalinas Beachfront & Architectural Showstopper! From Coffee to Cocktails, with Sunset, Playa Danta & Pitaya Island Views

A unique and timeless residential masterpiece that was conceived, designed, and furnished by Jorge Letelier of Manhattan-based Letelier & Rock Design, 27 Calle Cartagena is rare architectural gem – equal parts grandeur, privacy, and natural wonder, including sweeping panoramic view of the surrounding Pacific seascape – made rarer still for its original 18th-Century artifacts and antiques, which convey with this one-of-a-kind home.

 27 Cartagena is a turn-key invitation to step in and immediately begin enjoying the estate. The home is so well supplied, on your first day home, you entertain 20+ guests, at any level of formality, and need only supply the food and beverages you serve. The home is fully equipped for all levels of living and entertainment. As a turnkey offering, this home’s furniture, finishings, art, new linens, flatware, and all equipment are included.

Rare Beachfront Location

27 Calle Cartagena hovers above the meeting point of sand and sea: perched on a slightly elevated beachfront homesite overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the home’s privileged and nearly impossible-to-find oceanfront setting affords direct access to white-sand Playa Danta, breathtaking sunset views, and sweeping ocean panoramas that reach the offshore Pitaya Islands.

 Whether you’re soaking in the outdoor saltwater pool and Jacuzzi, sipping a cocktail from your covered terrace, or enjoying the sights and sounds of the nature that surrounds – including the playfully inquisitive monkeys that frequent the surrounding trees – you are sure to feel both comfortable and relaxed while enjoying all this spectacular home has to offer.

 27 Calle Cartagena is perfectly situated for total privacy and unobstructed views from nearly every space within. The home occupies rare oceanfront real estate at Las Catalinas, an exclusive oceanfront town and gated community. For more information on Las Catalinas, please see below.

Professional Concepting + Design

Jorge Letelier, of the Manhattan-based, award-winning, and internationally renowned design firm Letelier & Rock Design, conceived, designed, and furnished 27 Calle Cartagena. The design concept of the house was based on 18th-century Spanish Colonial architecture.

 Blending history with the thoroughly modern, the home is equipped with a Leviton smart system, Lutron lighting, an automatic glass door for easy circulation from the patio to the kitchen, and ultra-thin 65 smart TVs.

Spanish Colonial Architecture

Own a piece of heritage and history at 27 Calle Cartagena, an inimitable work of art that captures beauty and embodies luxury in a way both contemporary and transportive, ushering the grandeur of old into your modern lifestyle.

 Built in the style of 18th-Century Spanish Colonial mansions, 27 Calle Cartagena was meticulously and painstakingly completed over three years by world-class craftsmen paying attention to small-but-mighty details:  

  • The architectural language of a Spanish Colonial revival home, with exposed wood beams, textured white walls, and a red-tiled roof;
  • Repurposed 18th-Century flooring and other architectural details, rescued from an 18th-Century Guatemalan church;
  • Exclusive use of ceramic tiling imported from Portugal and Italy; 
  • The finest Coralina stone imported from the Dominican Republic; and
  • A large collection of Pre-Colombian, South American, and Meso-American artwork and antiques to heighten the home’s history and authenticity. 

For more information on these historic incorporations to 27 Calle Cartagena, please see below.

18th Century Artifacts, Art + Antiques 

To achieve a rare degree of authenticity, the Letelier & Rock Design team scoured Central and South America to purchase and incorporate 18th-Century original architectural artifacts into this superb one-of-a-kind residence.

Furthermore, the design team ensured that the home’s interior and exterior were embellished with a world-class collection of museum-quality fine art and period furniture, selecting only the finest authentic treasures procured from around the globe. 

These include:  

  • 17th-, 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century artwork;
  • 17th-, 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century furniture;
  • Museum-quality framing, restoration, and installation, carried out by specialized craftsmen in New York and Santiago Chile; and
  • Other authentic furnishings, of the highest quality and historic value.

Home Layout 

Impeccably designed for a timeless beachfront lifestyle, 27 Calle Cartagena offers direct ocean and sunset views from every room and incorporates social spaces for connection with the ones you hold dear, while still retaining plenty of room to breathe. 

The home unfolds over three levels:

Ground Floor

The ground floor features a magnificent entrance with fountains and a terrace promising spectacular ocean views, sunset panoramas, and a soundscape of waves lapping on the sand. 

The master suite with vaulted ceiling includes: 

  • A study, located across from the sleeping area;
  • An elegant bathroom with double vanity, digital his-and-hers showers, Jacuzzi, and a room-sized walk-in closet.
  • A connecting suite with a full bathroom, for use as a double master bedroom or as a separate suite with a private entrance (from either the main floor or the terrace entrance).

 Both luxury master suites can be accessed from the main floor stairway, past an exquisitely furnished study hall.  Also located on the ground floor is a private full-size laundry and storage room

Main Floor

27 Calle Cartagena’s grand outdoor centerpiece is the ocean-view saltwater infinity pool and Jacuzzi with transparent plate glass walls, a full bathroom with shower, and a towel and beach equipment room.

 The main floor’s outdoor living area also includes a luxurious powder room and outdoor dining, complete with a Wolf 54-inch outdoor grill and side burner, under-counter ice maker, dual refrigerators and a dishwasher. 

 Indoors, the main floor opens onto a gourmet chef’s kitchen with a Wolf 60-inch stove and Wolf pro island hood, built-in wine storage, beverage center, full-size subzero side-by-side refrigerator and freezer, dual Bosch dishwashers, dual freezer drawers, and a large pantry. 

 The kitchen opens to the dining room and leads into the living and entertainment room, all exquisitely decorated. Also on the main floor is a large laundry room with abundant storage cabinets and an additional full-size freezer and a separate ice maker.

Third Floor

The third floor features an outdoor plaza with a fountain.

 On this floor, you will also find four extra-large bedrooms, each with a private bathroom:

  • Guest room suite with an ocean-view balcony and full bathroom with indoor/outdoor showers; and
  • 3 additional ensuite guest rooms with full bathrooms – two with indoor/outdoor showers and one with an indoor shower.

The third floor also offers a storage room, powder room, and full laundry room with maid’s bedroom. There is a separate utility and service entrance located on the third floor.

Las Catalinas, Costa Rica’s Walkable Beachfront Community 

Perhaps Costa Rica’s most unique beach community, thanks to its car-free streets and picturesque location on Playa Danta (Danta Beach) and Playa Dantita (Dantita Beach), Las Catalinas is both an impeccably planned community and an escape to the year-round great outdoors.

 Here, a masterfully intentional, compact Beach Town swaps cars and roads for footpaths and passages. Think of Las Catalinas as a walkable village in the style of the Old-World Mediterranean, only located in the tropics and designed for modern sensibilities, the tropical environment, and an active lifestyle that combines beach living and oneness with nature, including 1,000+ acres of tropical dry forest ribboned with world-class mountain biking, hiking, and running trails. Paradise, found!

  • 24/7 Gated Security
  • Beach Club with ocean-view lap pool, kids’ play pool, lounging pool, and hot plunge pool
  • Beach Club Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
  • Private Events Pavilion
  • Exercise Room
  • Pedestrian-Only Streets
  • Biking, Hiking & Trail-Running Trails

Inquire About 27 Calle Cartagena

Contact us today for more information or to schedule a showing: Rebecca L. Clower | Owner Broker | Office: +(506) 2653-6779 | Mobile: (866) 670-0258 | Email: becky@bwpcr.com

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