Quinta Las Gracias / Atenas - Listing #RET774 - (FOR SALE $230,000 )
One of the most beautiful houses in the area, built by a California Contractor, has everything an upscale California home would have. Most of the materials to build the home was purchased in the U.S. and shipped in (wiring, insullation, plumbing, appliances, smoke detectors, lath,) It was specifically built to handle Earth quakes in Costa Rica, has a well with pure water and 5000 gallons of water storage, has high speed Internet, Dish for TV, an 800 sq/ft shop easily converted into mother in law quarters, studio etc. has all fruit trees, exotic flowers, many birds and butterflies like Toucans, BoBo's, Parakeets. is 5 minutes to the Pacific Highway, 7 minutes to Atenas, 15 minutes to the Air Port, 30 minutes to San Jose, in the; safest, quietest, best climate, part of Costa Rica.
We purchased the property in 2000 and began construction the following year, we have continued to add new features and improve the original building continually. The house is California Spanish by design, it has 3,000. sq/ft of construction not including the 12'X 20' balcony. It has 3 very large bedrooms, 2 and a half bath's. There a spacious entrance, sunken living room, broom closet, pantry, veryi well done kitchen, formal dining room, breakfast nook, large family room, 24'x24' garage with a demand hot water system and laundry facilities. It has a mezzanine, large closets in the off bedrooms, the master suite is approximately 650 sq/ft includes walk in closet, 24'X24' bedroom, bath with double sinks and a cosmetic station, Jacuzzi, shower, and large well lighted mirrors. The house has smoke detectors through out, it is insulated with fiberglass R19 in the ceiling and R11 in the walls including the bathroom walls. All drains have P traps and all toilets are vented, the wiring is Romex #12 except for the 220 which has #4 wire. Everything in the house is grounded and there are grounded plugs about every 10 feet. There is a lot of exotic woods used for trim, doors railings etc. and some hand carving. The kitchen has custom made cabnets, dish washer, garbage disposal, stove mounted on a counter and a wall mounted oven. All of the ceramic is from Spain and the carpet from Georgia.
The property is 3,330 sq/mtrs, It has most of the fruit trees available in Costa Rica, we have a fantastic well with 5000 gallons of storage, there are exotic flowers and plants all over the property and we get visits of 15 to 20 Toucans at a time and many other exotic birds, butterflies, and animals including a monkey once in awhile. This area is said to have the best climate in the world, it is also rated as one of the safest. We are only 2 miles from the new highway to the Pacific Coast, 7 minutes to Atenas, 15 minutes to Alajuala, 15 minutes to the Air Port, 30 minutes to San Jose. We also have an 800sq/ft Shop which could be made into maids quarters, a studio, or a place to put your toy's. The land in this area sells for a minimum of $60. a sq/ft, the house was built mainly by a California Contractor. The owner is selling the house because he has a 19 year old son going to a University in Florida and he has property there.
Fruit Trees on Quinta
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