2657 – Spectacular Farm For Mixed Use High End Development For Sale In La Garita

  • 5 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 26,211 sqft
  • 115 ac lot
  • $610/sqft
Property number: 2657 For sale: $16,000,000 Location: Los Llanos del Coyol, La Garita, Alajuela Square meters: 2,435 m2 (25,981 square feet) Lot size: 46.1 hectares, or 461,636.9 m2 or 114 acres Bedr
Property number: 2657 For sale: $16,000,000 Location: Los Llanos del Coyol, La Garita, Alajuela Square meters: 2,435 m2 (25,981 square feet) Lot size: 46.1 hectares, or 461,636.9 m2 or 114 acres Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 8.5 Garage: 6 (two 3 car garages) Parking spaces: 20 Number of floors: 2 Year built: 2002 HOA: No View type: Mountains Type of furniture included: Fully furnished and equipped Category: • Single family homes • Gated community homes • Villas/haciendas/ranches • Land/lots/developments • Hotels/commercial Property Description Natura is an ideal property for investors with experience in the development of world-class mixed use projects. It is an amazing and unique site that offers a combination for a luxury gated community, medical, recreational, tourism industry, educational projects, multi-family housing complex, commercial centre, etc., creating a unique address where people can live, work, study, play and meet everyday shopping and lifestyle needs within a single neighbourhood. Strategically located at 20 minutes’ distance from the International Airport Juan Santamaria, in an area with high demand, Natura counts on great topography, availability of utility services, within minutes’ distance and easy access to public transportation, the City Mall, parks, Country Day School and other important schools, important medical services, community centers, restaurants, and sporting facilities. Picking the right location is the most important part of a successful property development, and Natura is strategically located in the West side of town. Meanwhile in other areas of the popular West side of town prices are already at their peak, and the value of the investment won’t significantly increase, at Natura a wise investor can buy this development farm for $34.6 m2, which adds important value to the investment. The area of Los Llanos del Coyol in La Garita is a first class transitioning neighbourhood from rural to first class, where an investor can optimize potential appreciation and growth. This premium location is an area that is experiencing a strong process of gentrification *, which will allow for this farm to become a successful real estate project, maximizing revenue, with upscale private sector development of world class Free Zones and strong foreign investments, that trigger the need for additional housing facilities and first class services of all kinds, for hundreds of executives and thousands of employees who need to have easy access to their working places. (*) Gentrification occurs where land is cheap and the chance to make a profit is high due to the influx of wealthier wage earners willing to pay higher prices. Real estate developers purchase land before their values greatly increase. The property is located near the limits between the Industrial Zoning and the Residential Zoning of Los Llanos del Coyol. The Use of Land, at this first class development farm for sale in La Garita, allows for multiple uses. The property is ideal for a luxury gated community, with country club, events center and golf course, a five-star boutique hotel, retirement community, private school, wellness community, holistic health center, corporate retreat community, or all of them together since the property is so big. It also fits a private luxury estate for a family looking for maximum privacy and tranquility. The authorized Use of Land for the property is the following: 1. Touristic projects 2. Office Centers 3. Recreational Centers 4. Sports Centers 5. Touristic Centers 6. Health Centers 7. Research 8. Cultural Centers 9. Headquarters for Multinational Companies – ONG´s - National Corporations 10. Educational Centers 11. Butterfly gardens 12. Agro industrial activities 13. Subdivision of land and low density housing projects is allowed as follows: Minimum lot extension 2,500 m2 with 40 meters of road frontage and maximum coverage of 20% of the total size of the lot or 4 houses per hectare. Maximum building altitude allowed due to the vicinity of the International Airport is of 7 meters (it does not include the altitude of the ceiling). Retiros: frontal 15 meters, back 15 meters, side 5 meters. Depending on the type of project to be developed, these numbers can vary with previous authorization by the local Municipality. This land for sale in Los Llanos del Coyol in La Garita is been offered at the right time, as an excellent business opportunity for an investor who wishes to develop this unique property, as a sharp rise of prices of real estate is taking place in this important area of Costa Rica, thanks to the demand created by the high end developments and investments taking place in the area. Natura is the essence of tropical, modern living for an exceptional life of luxury. At Natura you will find the beauty of nature within a farm of 114 acres -- a hidden paradise to live in peace away from the outside world. The unspoiled natural environment of this farm for sale in Costa Rica, includes a spectacular tropical garden surrounding the elegant master residence, perfectly situated on a plateau, overlooking coffee and sugar cane fields and the distant mountain range of the Central Valley. The Property The property has a strategic location near the town of La Garita, at only 5 miles from Costa Rica’s International Airport, Juan Santamaría. La Garita is also known as the Kingdom of the Luxury Villas in Costa Rica and has been rated by the National Geographic Society as having the best weather of the world. This is a sector of rapid increasing value due to the fact that the highway to the Pacific Coast is located at minutes’ distance from the property, making this location a favorite one. A drive to the Pacific Ocean takes only one hour. The total estate consists of 46.1 hectares, or 461,636.9 m2 or 114 acres. The property is flat to slightly undulating, fenced on all sides and with 3 small rivers, as well as a lake of 15.000 m2 (3,7 acres). It contains a beautiful forest with hundreds of tropical trees, fruit trees and vegetation. The asking price includes a spectacular Balinese style mansion surrounded by landscaped gardens, which can easily become the entertaining center of any resort. The Balinese style mansion is luminous, serene and relaxing. It is the foundation for an exceptional life of luxury while living in harmony with nature. All ground floor rooms have direct access to the covered terraces and porches with views to the reflective water pool and the inspiring Balinese Pavilion, inviting you to relax and enjoy. Furthermore, the large free form pool of over 300m2 (3,200 sq.ft.) creates a striking central decorative element in the meticulously landscaped tropical gardens with dozens of mature coconut palm trees and thousands of flowering plants and bushes to attract butterflies, hummingbirds and beautiful birds. Privacy and tranquility are the greatest of luxuries, and in these peaceful surroundings, the house is welcoming, easy to run and easy to live in. It was designed on two levels by a leading architectural firm and built by a highly reputable construction company in Costa Rica in 2002. Due to its climatic favorable location at 2,100 ft. (700 meters) above sea level the daily average temperature lies between 20ºC (70ºF) and 28ºC (85ºF). There is always a light breeze, and neither heating nor air-conditioning are needed. Good road connections make it possible to reach the capital city of San Jose in 45 minutes or less, depending on traffic. The drive to the international airport is merely 15 minutes. It takes only 30-40 minutes to get to downtown Alajuela, Cariari or Escazu where there are international shopping malls and all kinds of first class services. Architects and Construction Company of the Balinese style mansion The Balinese Style Mansion • The Entrance and Social Areas Stepping into the main entrance of the house is like finding yourself in a magical world. A curved wooden bridge in Asian style is the center of a perfectly balanced Japanese garden, with a 20-meter river with waterfall. It is the focal point of the entrance, in harmony with the surroundings. The main house has a total constructed area is 2,435 m2 (25,981 square feet). It opens to a huge vestibule with triple height ceilings, large beams in tropical wood and a fish pond. At one end is the opening to a formal dining room and the bar area, which has access to its own terrace with a mature tropical garden. At the other end there is a large family room with library/office, which also has access to its own terrace and the Japanese garden. The vestibule also has a guest bathroom and closet and opens to the outdoor social area and gardens in front and to the Japanese garden at the entrance. The outdoor social areas have ample terraces roofed for maximum use. The high quality finishes include fine Italian gres porcelain tile, and Indian marble on the floors, and the finest woods in doors and beams. From the hall, a magnificent freestyle wooden staircase with dark tropical hardwood flooring leads to the Master Suite, two guest bedrooms and the art gallery. Here you will also find beams in tropical hardwood on the ceilings with wide ranging raffia fillings. All rooms, including the bedrooms, have large glass sliding doors framed in tropical wood, each with access to outside covered terraces, and all with a fantastic view of the mature tropical gardens and of the Japanese style garden. • Master Suite and Bedrooms The Master Suite is 100 m2 (1,067 sq.ft) and includes a sitting area, bedroom and bathroom with walk-in closet, shower, double vanity and Jacuzzi. This room features elegant furniture in cherry wood from a famous Danish manufacturer. The two elegantly-styled guest bedrooms each has a bathroom and walk-in closet. • Kitchens On the main floor, the dining room and bar have direct access to a large semi- professional kitchen in cherry wood with granite tops, all equipment in stainless steel by high quality manufacturers such as Miele. Further from the kitchen there is a utility room/laundry room and, via an internal patio path, the staff accommodations with maids’ quarters, and three car garage with large storage facilities. Pool house and Barbeque area Close to the pool and main house there is a pool house/barbecue area with a complete kitchen, bar, two rest rooms, changing facility, and a storage room. The pool house offers a large lounge, dining space and terrace for social events, all well-integrated into the palm garden and swimming pool area. Guest Bungalows and Staff Houses Two bungalows are located on the opposite side of the pool each 90m2 (960 sq.ft). These bungalows serve as guesthouses integrated in the tropical garden, in the same style as the bedrooms/suites in the main house. Each bungalow has a kitchenette, sitting area and large double beds with en-suite bathrooms. Additional to the main house and its premises, the property offers four different small houses for caretakers or workers. These houses are strategically located in different parts of the property. The house comes fully furnished with modern European designer furniture and Chinese antiques. Natura… A special place you can´t find anywhere else, perfect for a serene and uncluttered life in a haven of peace. Interior amenities: Japanese garden with artificial 20-meter river and waterfall Fish pond with water fountain Art gallery Exterior amenities: Private lake Internal roads 300-meter free form pool BBQ ranch Two bungalows Gazebo Water mirror Landscaped Tropical gardens Chicken coop with chicken, guinea fowl and turkeys Technical Installations SAT-TV (DirecTV) Generator driven power plant 100 KW with automatic log-on in case of power failure by mains. 3 phone lines Internet connection PXB- digital phone system Water treatment system Automatic pool cleaning system Active lightening protective device Automated RAINBIRD watering system of 4 kms = 2,5 miles Three registered deep wells located in different parts of the property. The well that serves the house is located at 75 meters deep = 225ft with a capacity of 5,000 ltrs/h = 1,100 gal/h High security and surveillance systems 131 solar panels Security The main house is located completely out of view from the main road. A private automatic gate with security features opens at the main road to a well-maintained, long private road that leads to the house. The drive takes a few minutes, during which you will find yourself transported into your own private realm, passing a peaceful lake that serves as a sanctuary for a variety of birds, ducks and herons. It is surrounded by natural forest, a mango grove and manicured grounds. The outer gardens have a chicken coop that holds chickens, turkeys and guinea fowl. The second electronic security entrance comes with an electric fence and electric gate with communication and camera systems connected to the guard house, this is the main entrance to the house. Once the gate opens, a bougainvillea lined driveway leads to the main house surrounded by a stone wall and the guardhouse. Here, visitors are welcomed and properly registered. The stone wall surrounds an oasis of 10.000 m2 (2,2 acres). Via a circular plaza, a paved driveway leads to separate entrances: to the main house, to the three car garage, and to the staff accommodations with another three car garage and various storage rooms. COSTA RICA - A Piece of Paradise! Costa Rica has tree-lined beaches, friendly people, spectacular birds and flowers, and activities ranging from whitewater rafting and surfing, to sport fishing and golf. With so much variety from the Costa Rican beach resorts to the Central Valley / San Jose capital, living in Costa Rica is guaranteed to have something to suit everyone’s taste! Costa Rica is Central America’s second smallest country bordering Nicaragua on the North and Panama on the South. It boasts several micro-climates and ecosystems, containing the largest biodiversity of the world. Its weather conditions are summarized by two seasons: rainy or green and dry. Costa Rica contains emerald-green rainforests as well as tropical beaches. When considering living in Costa Rica however, one must take into consideration more than just its natural allure. Costa Rica, a country with no army and a highly educated population, has a stable economic and political environment, especially when comparing it to surrounding countries in Central America. Costa Rica offers many advantages: impressive public and private health and educational systems, good public transportation system, widespread and advanced communication networks. Quality of health care in Costa Rica is comparable to North America or Europe, but the costs are 50% less, making medical tourism an important business in Costa Rica. Especially well known is the great dental and plastic surgery care. With respect to education, Costa Rica has the highest literacy in the America’s of over 96% and offers some of the best universities in all of Latin America.
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