Reference number: 2034N
Villa Real Shangri-la
Shangri La, according to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, means a remote, beautiful imaginary place where life approaches perfection. Everything about that definition describes perfectly this exquisite Villa Real luxury estate, other than, imaginary, of course. While it would seem far-fetched to own over 5000sq meters of completely private land, with a sense of remoteness in the heart of one of the most coveted gated, residential communities, this masterpiece is real, and for the first time in its less than 10 year history, is now available for sale. Villa Real, situated on a hillside on the border between Escazu and Santa Ana, is a premiere gated, residential community that combines convenience, exclusivity, and security, all within the backdrop of a lush green tropical forest, and stunning sunset views in the forefront.
Villa Real offers dual access for its residents, as well as resort style amenities including walking trails, semi olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse and a gym. While Villa Real is host to some of the Central Valley's finest luxury estates and homes, none can compare to the creation that we call Villa Real Shangri La. Upon arriving at Shangri La, you will come to one of the only private gated entrances, within Villa Real which is where the true sense of arrival begins. As the iron gate slowly opens, you will know you have arrived.
Unlike most homes in Villa Real, the entrance to this estate is a flat, slowly winding concrete paved road, lined with lush greenery on either side. As you meander around the first curve, your will experience sensory overload as the view opens up dramatically combining what seem to be endless views of the mountains, and surrounding valleys, with a stunning, contemporary tropical residence in your peripheral. As you continue to approach the residence, you will find an expansive, private cul de sac arrival, with multiple garages both for daily use and the collection.
Upon entering the home, which unlike most homes in Villa Real, sprawls horizontally as opposed to vertically, you push through the massive pivoting door and your senses will continue to be amazed. The entrance to the home abounds with natural light and the infinite views and forest in the backdrop, as the "back" of the home is lined with windows from top to bottom. You will find a warm, visitor's bath at the entrance with stone fixtures, and textured wallpaper. As you walk towards the social areas of the home, you will be drawn to the unique, glass floors of this space, which allow you to visualize the bar and casual living room on the lower level, straight through the sliding glass doors to the backyard.
Moving towards the left of the main floor, you will find a living room, dividing the dining room on the other side with a half wall, hiding a large, flat screen tv, and access to the terrace, pool and backyard, on either side through the wall to wall, sliding glass doors. The vaulted ceilings throughout this entire space are lined with natural hardwoods, which, together with the glass in the backdrop, and the marble floors in the social areas, create the perfect combination of finishes for a contemporary, yet warm residence. To the other side of the dining room, the sights, and Smells begin to loom from this one-of-a-kind, chef's kitchen whose stainless-steel double island, and appliances truly reflect and exude both the luxury and elegance of this home. The kitchen is equipped with every bell and whistle imaginable, and like the other social areas, boasts direct access to the expansive terrace, pool and football field like, yard in the forefront. (behind the kitchen, you will find laundry and service as well as a two car day garage) .... From these social areas, it is impossible not to wander outside...the entire home and its design center around not what is inside, but rather on what is outside. No expenses were spared to create a unique, flat land in Villa Real, allowing for an enormous infinity edge pool, but also a true and impressive yard, which is accented with line and manicured gardens just as the land drops off and the endless views begin.
With the natural reserve of Villa Real bordering the home on three sides, an extraordinary sense of privacy, silence and nature have been created that combine with the view to truly create your own Shangri La. The terrace masterfully combines covered and uncovered spaces for reading, eating, meditating, and of course, entertaining friends and family in and around the pool, jacuzzi, or covered terrace and year. Host hundreds of your closest friends and family, or share it with your intimate other; however, you wish to enjoy it, it is truly irreplaceable. Back inside towards the entrance of the home, now to the opposite side of the home, you will find a quaint home office perched over the view line, and as you walk down the hall, you will pass the staircase and elevator accessing the lower levels until you arrive at what can be properly named, the master suite.
Lined with hardwood floors, opposite the wood beams on the ceiling, you will first come to a spacious living area and office, which is separated from the bedroom by a half wall, hiding an immaculate bedroom which overlooks one of the most impressive, bedroom views we have been privileged to see. As this side of the home borders the reserve, as well as a severe drop in topography below, the impression that the home is levitating truly elevates the sensation to something so peaceful and indescribable. Just off to the right is an enclosed, yoga or meditation room that is tucked into the lush greenery in the background. Of course, the master bedroom boasts an impressive walk-in closet, and spa inspired bathroom.
Before heading downstairs, it is important to note that those lucky enough to inhabit the master suite can live and enjoy this once in a lifetime home, on one level.... As you walk downstairs (or take the elevator), you will come to a more casual, living room and bar area, which also opens up to the backyard via a large, sliding glass door. As this space is currently accented with a collection car, the entire yard boasts inset draining and lining so that cars can be driven on, through or parked upon. Down this hallway on the second level, you will find three, ensuite bedrooms each with a private bathroom, walk in closet, spacious layout, and direct access to the terrace. As this is one level lower, while there are views in the backdrop, these bedrooms enjoy a unique, treehouse sensation as they are surrounding by the forest and provide the ultimate intimate and private setting.
If that were not enough, you can go down the lower level of the home and you will come to an area measuring just under 300m2, designed currently as a workshop, equipped with the electromechanical provisions to support any and all uses. Currently, it is used as a working garage for rare, high end collection automobiles, but can be used for virtually any use imaginable. And if, a workshop is not of interest, imagine your own private gym, spa, office, apartment, library, you name it....this area, like the area's above, also access through sliding glass doors to the outdoors, and vehicles can be driven through the yard and directly into or up to this space, making it extremely practical for any number of uses. The details in the planning and construction of this home, not to mention its finishes, design and overall sense of home, are impossible to truly appreciate without a visit. Inquire for information on a qualified visit to this Villa Real Shangri La.
About the location:
Eco Residential Villa Real in Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Eco Residential 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 mansions for sale and rent in Escazu and Santa Ana, with some of 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 over 400 lots, which turns into many families from all over the world living in harmony with nature. Villa Real has become an international community that holds 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.
There are luxury homes in Villa Real of all sizes and architectural styles. The best architectural firms are represented in Villa Real luxury homes and mansions. A luxury lifestyle for those looking for privacy, security and the best location in town, with an important increasing value on your investment, due to the high demand that Eco Residential Villa Real has, as the number one luxury gated compound of the Escazu and Santa Ana area.
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 kid