Diamond in the Sun
• 5600 sqft , 5 bath , 7 bdrm 4-level split – FOR SALE USD1,200,000 . Reduced!
in Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo
Casa Cascada-Tamarindo, Costa Rica
The four-story villa encompasses 450 square metres and is nestled into a steep slope overlooking the ocean. To maximise views of the nearby Tamarindo and Langosta beaches, the architects distributed the living areas over four different levels, giving every bedroom waterfront views
The main entrance is on the third level, within an open-concept kitchen, living and dining room. This area is fronted by floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, which open onto a wraparound terrace facing the ocean.
The layout of this house and the design of the windows give natural cross ventilation and natural illumination to all the spaces of the house, enhancing the experience of the tropical climate,”.
Rich wooden furnishings contribute to the tropical feeling of this space, which sits just above the tree line and features an outdoor area for grilling, next to the interior kitchen.
A minimal staircase with no handrail leads to the master suite, which occupies the entire upper level. Similar to the floor below, this space is also fronted by a generous terrace on the ocean-facing side of the home.
The two lower floors contain the remainder of the home’s six bedrooms. Three rooms are laid out along a corridor on the higher of these, while the bottom floor contains two more.
The first storey features the upper pool on its terrace, which is accessible from within the home, and also features an exterior shower and a shaded area with lounge chairs on its wooden deck.
An opening in the edge of the pool creates the cascade down to another basin on the ground floor. This lowest level is accessible via an exterior metal staircase with wooden treads.
The home’s structure was built with concrete walls for the lower floors and a light steel frame towards the top. The middle portion uses a hybrid structure that takes advantage of both systems.
The owners chose materials that lend themselves to the area’s tropical climate, making abundant use of richly textured wood. “We prefer local materials, techniques, and manpower,”.