Casa Allegria rejuvenates, inspires, and uplifts all who visit. This magical land is located on the highest peak of the tallest hill in Esterillos Oeste. Dramatic ocean, coastline, jungle and mountain views are appreciated throughout the property. Lush tropical gardens filled with mature trees, fragrant blooming plants and fruit trees attract tropical birds like wild scarlet macaws, chestnut billed toucans and a fiery assortment of hummingbirds. The 1700 square meter lot is just under a half an acre and provides a private, secluded sanctuary, secured by a cement fence and sliding gate made of valuable teak hardwood. Entering the sanctuary up the brick paverstone driveway you immediately know you are in for something special. The home is clearly unlike any other, with its circular windows inlayed with custom handmade decorative teak accents, and an all teak 2 car carport, built with teak from the sellers own teak plantation. The WOW factor grows as you enter the home through one of many custom teak doorways and into the large kitchen. A giant window inspired by the back of a Spanish galleon floods the room with light and was thoughtfully designed like all the windows in the house to maximize breezes and views. In fact, every window opens in a way that the cross beams perfectly overlap, a testament to the attention to detail spent in the design and construction. While walking through the kitchen and over the antique cement tile mosaic floor it is hard to take your eyes away from the dramatic birds eye Pacific ocean view down the coastline all the way to Manuel Antonio. It pulls you forward to the main living area, a giant covered terrace, finished in ceramic tile and framed with blooming plants and vines. Gods view of the most beautiful place on the planet as a backdrop, the 16,000 gallon, 33 foot, organically shaped lap pool has a 6 foot deep end and built in benches throughout, perfect for getting some exercise or just cooling off. The pool is surrounded by a cement paverstone patio with an outdoor dining and barbeque area suitable for seating 12, a fabulous spot for dinner under a blanket of stars. To the right of the pool is the breakfast garden, a grassy nook guarded by lion and lioness statues your morning coffee is accompanied by fragrant flowers and cool tropical breezes. Take your shoes off and feel the soft grass. Surrounded by a garden filled with lush blooming plants, tropical fruit, banana, citrus, avocado, pineapple, cas, and platano, the power of nature uplifts your spirit. Returning to the kitchen to refresh your coffee, you realize how much you missed the first time through. A center island made of Corteza Negra salvaged from the river(Ipe), a wood so heavy that it sinks in water and so rare it can no longer be purchased at any price. There are polished cement counter tops and built in Spanish cedar drawers with 2 build in lazy susan cabinets. The floor in the working area of the kitchen was thoughtfully designed with a shock absorbing precious wood inlay of Cristobal and Teak. Stainless steel appliances, a gas range and oven and an on demand hot water systems make the kitchen comfortable, functional and economical. Adjoining the kitchen is a walk in pantry that doubles as a lock-off owners room and dehumidified "dry storage room". Down the hallway with an ocean view to the left and small library to the right you find the first large room of the house. Currently being used as an office and media room, it can easily become a bedroom with the adjoining full bathroom. All rooms in the home have panoramic windows and doors that swing wide open to maximize the cool breeze and views. Each bathroom in the home has its own character with uplifting designs and fun decorative tiles. Walk up the tile mosaic stairs, past the uniquely designed teak inlayed windows, past the stained glass chandelier and over the checkerboard tile floor and the view just keeps getting better. Entering the second floor and experiencing the birdseye view of the coastline cannot be described adequately in this video. The entire second floor is framed by a huge, covered wraparound terrace with a teak ceiling and wide open views of the Pacific ocean, waves on the beach just 300 meters away, the mountains behind the central valley and virgin tropical forest. This open area is currently used for teaching yoga classes, arts and crafts and even napping on an outdoor daybed. Shaded by a two meter overhang it is cool as it captures the ocean breeze in the morning and the cool mountain breeze at night. Each of the two bedrooms have large panorama glass windows and private bathrooms. All furniture and teak armories are included with the sale. Every window and door is hand crafted teak and the attention to detail is evident throughout. Climbing another set of ceramic mosaic stairs leads you to the observatory. A masterpiece of craftsmanship this open floorplan can be used as a bedroom, office, studio, or apartment. It is designed to maximize the 360 degree panorama view with its glass walls and solid teak structure. There is an uncovered deck which at night can be seen every star in the universe! If you are looking for a home in Costa Rica that will lift your spirit, inspire your creativity, fill your heart with joy and impress everybody who comes to visit, you have found it. Call Beau Maisel and come experience the magic of Casa Allegria and discover why we call it the happy home.