Casa Mecano is a signature luxury residence nestled in the private hills of this stunning Tres Rios location. The design is a contemporary take on Bauhaus modernism, featuring steel and glass construction that uses clean lines and open spaces to create a natural flow between the domestic interior and natural exterior of the jungle. This breathtaking 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a 2-car garage seamlessly combines a love for modern design and state-of-the-art technology with a deep respect for nature’s organic beauty. This home’s design considers both aesthetic form and daily function: floor to ceiling windows allow fresh ocean breezes to flow throughout the home, while also framing the mesmerizing verdant jungle and lush floral gardens. The crown jewel of the house is the incredible 71m2/765ft2 infinity pool, overlooking the enthralling panorama of the Pacific. This winning combination of impeccable design, luxurious attention to detail, and flawless execution makes Casa Mecano a one-of-a-kind home in Costa Rica.
A short, 5-minute drive from the coastal highway through the affluent international expat community of Tres Rios will lead you to an elegant, solid-wood gate. Continue up a private, flower-lined driveway to the center of this vast, 2.78 acre property that generously welcomes you into your 420m2/4520ft2 home.
Upon entering Casa Mecano, you are immediately struck by the openness of its layout and the stunning infinity pool flowing into the horizon. The open spaces and floor to ceiling windows allow the fresh ocean breeze to flow unobstructedly throughout the entire structure. The house was designed for this specific location by the award-winning architect Juan Robles of bKL Architecture in San Jose and borrows design elements from the Bauhaus, the most influential modern architecture movement of the 20th century. This home makes use of the highest-caliber construction materials, often imported from Germany, and was built by its original owner, a German engineer with an incredible eye for detail. Casa Mecano is a unique, sophisticated, luxury property that has been featured on the cover of architecture books and various blogs, highlighting the innovative design and concept.
The three bedrooms, each with its own exquisite vista, are laid out over a single-story, with separate master bedroom and guest room wings to maximize privacy and comfort. The master bedroom opens onto the sunset view of your dreams, to be enjoyed directly from bed. Awake each morning to the gently rising sun illuminating the dewy valley below and fall asleep under the embrace of a magnificent starry sky. Thoughtful features complete the master bedroom’s lavish space: an impressive illuminated vanity adjoining a spacious walk-in closet and a decadent master bath. The master bath features Deca porcelain, a large European spa tub to comfortably accommodate two, and a separate multi-function rainfall shower.
The guest wing of the home contains two rooms which can be furnished as spaces for visitors or can be used as an office or home studio. Between these two rooms is a shared bathroom, elegantly finished in same high-end quality as the rest of the home.
The shared dining, living, and kitchen spaces of the Great Room feature many design elements:
in this communal space you will find a sophisticated kitchen finished in tasteful black granite and an extendable marble dining table to enjoy dinner parties for up to 12 guests. Additionally details such as built-in bookcase, illuminated stairs, and remote-controlled windows are all evidence of the extensive consideration put into the construction and completion of this home.
Walking through the large sliding glass doors in the back, you enter the the newly-refinished solid teak deck and the crown jewel of this home: the stunning infinity pool, setting the stage for your spectacular views. Finished in meticulously-aligned black Ziruma natural stone tiles, this divine pool offers an outstanding swimming experience that is unmatched in quality, design, and location. Not only can you see the full, breathtaking panorama all the way to the Osa Peninsula, but on cloudless nights, you will be bathing beneath a crystal clear view of the Milky Way.
Halfway down the south slope of the property, you will find an elaborate plant nursery for raising plants. The main garden consists of mature fruit trees that flower annually, and many provide a consistent harvest of fruit, like mangos and pineapples, for your organic morning smoothie. There is also a herb garden abundantly growing oregano, basil, rosemary, and more. On the north side of the house you will find neatly situated under the shade of trees a hammock waiting for you to enjoy your morning coffee and the rich wildlife. The forest concept of this lush property regularly attracts spectacular tropical bird species like scarlet macaws and keel-billed toucans for you to observe.
Outside the home is a separate bodega that matches the stylish aesthetic of the main structure. This currently acts as a full workshop and garden storage, which could easily be converted into a guest house with the addition of interior walls. For those seeking additional structures, there is ample room near the gateway to add a guest house with added privacy.
Key features of Casa Mecano:
3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 420m2/4520ft2 living area
2.78 acre/1.13hectare of well maintained property
Tres Rios location: short 15-minute drive from the amazing beaches of this region
Built in 2012, freshly renovated 2018/2019
71m2/765ft2 stunning infinity pool and large pool deck
Contemporary modern design: open spaces and floor to ceiling windows allow fresh ocean breeze through the entire structure
Large indoor 2-car garage with storage space and large 2nd freezer and fridge
Easy access: level driveway in front, level floors and bathrooms
20 MBit/s high speed Internet
Propane backup power generator option available
Separate bodega with workshop, ready to be converted into guest house
Gray water and freshwater tanks for garden watering