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Award Winning Casa Flotanta, Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa Santa Teresa ( Puntarenas, CR - 60111) Built


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  • Type: Residential
  • Style: Bi-Level
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Development Level: Built
  • Lot Size: 0.014 acres


Award Winning Casa Flotanta, Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa

Designed by award-winning Costa Rican architect Benjamín García-Saxe, Casa Flotanta is a luxurious blend of tropical , open air design and sustainability. This is the first time a García-Saxe home is available for purchase on the market and Casa Flotanta is his famous, award winning house on Playa Hermosa of Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa is a hip, trendy little town in the southern Nicoya Peninsula. The actual design of the house is completely unique for this area. All the living areas are lifted off the ground, which creates a perfect setting for panoramic views among the treetops and helps to naturally cool the house — helping it to catch cooling coastal breezes. It is a fresh, luxurious and breezy tree house. Dreamy! The house is characteristic due to its bamboo hallways and creative floor plan that towers out of the jungle. The master and second bedroom make up two of the three pods on the top level in a staggered formation that maximizes sight lines towards the ocean. The third bedroom, downstairs, is more compact with a double bed, en-suite toilet and shower. Natural teak wood flooring, integrated social areas and the bamboo shafts along the main corridor combine to create fresh and inviting spaces that are both sustainable and beautiful with an unexpected feeling of scale. The Floating House incorporates sustainable features that reduce headaches and allow for a more natural feel, including raised construction to reduce impact on forest undergrowth, passive solar design, UV water filtration systems, and natural ventilation for efficient heating and cooling without depending on mechanical fixes, though all the bedrooms offer A/C and ceiling fans. Casa Flotanta has also been called the Ultimate Surf Home, you can check the surf below easily from all points of the house. It is a quick walk to the beach and quick access to the break. Playa Hermosa is absolutely beautiful and offers surf for all advancement levels. It is a perfect swimming beach as well. The infinity swimming pool, which sits below house, allows you to enjoy the sunset, watch the waves and listen to the chorus of parrots and monkeys which live alongside in the tree canopy. There is also a yoga deck below the house and a chill area. The Floating House floats above the canopy of the jungle and feels nestled among the treetops, a privileged spot for the family. It is a glorified tree house to live out your tropical dreams. Though technically not a treehouse, the combination of bamboo shafts, open design and the use of wood throughout the home help blur the line between inside and out. The natural material elements throughout the home help to tie it in with its surroundings, including a the hillside-facing bathroom and an outdoor bamboo shower. The natural flow and distribution with an integrated social area bring the family closer to nature without leaving home.


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