Award Winning Luxury Residence in la Hacienda, Santa Ana

2CostaRica Real Estate
5 min readJun 25, 2020

If you are looking for a one of a kind, award winning luxury residence, that combines stunning design, with extreme privacy while enjoying the exclusivity, security and amenities of one of the most sought after communities in the area, stop looking now. La Hacienda Contemporary Tropical Estate is truly an irreplaceable residence whose original owners, who designed every corner of the home along with renowned local architect Jean Garnier, have placed this property on the market allowing another fortunate family to enjoy their legacy. As real estate always goes, it starts with the right location, and the owners carefully selected three adjacent lots within La Hacienda which is consistently recognized as one of the most exclusive, gated residential communities in the western suburbs of Escazu and Santa Ana. From the moment, you enter the gates of La Hacienda, the stone line entrance, water features and design bring you back in time to another era in Costa Rica, however, the state of the art infrastructure, and resort like amenities including tennis courts, stunning clubhouse, multiple pools, gym and playground, remind you how far we have come.

La Hacienda is the ideal place to raise a family offering security, amenities, and the true freedom of a walking, biking community where your children will create lasting memories. The sense of arrival of this luxury estate is like no other in La Hacienda. As you pull up to the front of the house, you can park in one of the abundant spaces outside of the garage, or in the port cochere under the lobby entrance. Your eyes will be drawn not only to the tropical architecture and details, but to the expansive property which provides an incomparable level of privacy to this particular home and its owners. Moreover, the construction was carefully designed to spread out the 5 bedrooms and all entertainment and social areas onto one level, while still leaving an enormous amount of green areas and water features throughout the property to provide a true getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city that is just minutes away. As you walk through the main gate, your eyes will be drawn to the lush gardens to the right that separate this lobby entrance from the residence, however, the floor to ceiling glass allows you to get a glimpse of what awaits inside. Walking past the internal garden and into the luxury home, you will find a water feature with island planters that separate the entrance of the home from the living area.

Upon entering, you will notice an open floor plan with living room, wine cellar, dining area and bar/grilling are wrapped in glass, so that you can enjoy the relaxing sights and sounds of the pool and terrace, as well as the internal fountains. The living room is warmed by the tropical wood beams in the raised ceiling, inspiring thoughts of locations such as Bali that permeate peace and tropical living. This space was designed for entertainment, and casual and versatile living, making it the perfect space for a cozy family dinner, or the site for an exquisite, catered event for friends and family. The glass doors on either side can be opened up completely to incorporate the water features at the entrance, and the pool, which offers ample seating and decking, as well as an impressive firepit that lights up the evenings creating a spectacular ambience. Beyond the pool, you will find a continuance of the tropical gardens, as well as an oversized yard (soccer field), unlike no other home in the community. In addition to the joy of having a flat yard in this community, it also provides unique privacy that no other home in La Hacienda enjoys. Back towards the entrance of the home, there is a clear division of the social areas in front, and the private areas to the right. To the left, you will find the spacious kitchen, equipped with the finest in Subzero and Wolf appliances, imported Spanish cabinetry and fixtures from SANTOS and an intelligent design with floor to ceiling, folding glass doors that open to a covered patio on the back, ideal for outdoor dining, and on the other side the windows over the sink overlook and internal garden bringing in both more natural light, and greenery from within. This side of the home also hosts a children’s play room, as well as the laundry area, and very comfortable service quarters.

The other wing of the home, accessed via a marble line corridor between the living room, and internal reflective pool, boasts 5 bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom, You will first come to a family room, which was intelligently designed in the center of 4, equally size bedrooms. The placement of these bedrooms, provides the utmost privacy for the master suite which exemplifies the definition of excellence. As you reach the family room, you turn to your left, meandering behind the living room and wine cellar, and you will come to the door that opens up to this private suite. Here, you will find a master living room which hosts a tv room, desk for work from home in a zen inspired setting before actually reaching the bedroom. As you turn the corner past this space, you will find the master suite, accented with a coffered ceiling and indirect lighting and an impressive coy pond directly in front of the bed inspired by the owner’s world travelers. From the master, the owner wanted the ability to access the pool through a private door, as well as walk out to this space, and truly getaway…. Beyond the bedroom, there is an inset jacuzzi also overlooking the coy pond that wraps around the entire master bedroom. Of course, there is an impressive dual access master closet, a rain shower, as well additional outdoor space including a sunken day bed and an outdoor massage room or gym. The master suite allows for its owners to be a world apart from the rest of the home and its inhabitants (if they so choose) and is a culmination of this unimaginable luxury home.