Casa Frondosa is a unique home designed by leading architect, Franz Beer. It is situated within 10 acres of rainforest in a mountain setting, surrounded by gardens and the dense forest. For those seeking serenity and tranquility the home, its setting, and views from all four levels are breathtaking. The quietude is accented by the song of toucans, and the animals and insects of the jungle; ambient man made noise is uncommon. Color saturates one's senses. The Forrest is radiant with various hues of green. Casa Frondosa was designed not to impede the flow of the jungle, but to compliment it. With one exception every room has a view of the ocean and all rooms look on to beautiful garden/jungle settings.
Casa Frondosa is a jewel, totally unexpected in the rain forest. All levels are served by an elevator. The main residence is more than 4,000 sq. feet. It is comprised of four levels: an open patio room protected from the elements on the pool level, with a full bathroom/changing room, dining area, barbeque area, and access to surrounding terraces and the pool, the second level contains a kitchen with unusual stone countertops and custom designed red cedar cabinets, a living room with a 20 foot+ ceiling and dining area, two bedrooms, one with a 6' circular window looking onto a garden, and a full bathroom, as well as a 75' terrace, the third level has two master suites separated by a sitting room and an 18' walk-out balcony. The master bedrooms have walk-in closets, full baths, as well as balconies, the fourth level is a finished roof terrace. All woodwork throughout the home is red cedar, including the eight panel doors, and the platform beds designed by the architect. There is a beautiful view of the ocean from the pool level, but as one ascends each level the view becomes progressively more open, culminating in the tree top roof terrace with sweeping views of the forested mountains and the ocean. Casa Frondosa was photographed by Estilos & Casas and published in a 16 page article. A hallmark of Franz Beer's design is the contrast of and perfect integration in a harmonic inner play between geometry and the organic: the rooms fit together and flow as if they grew naturally. A guest apartment with kitchen area, studio room, and bathroom is over the garage, and there is a two bedroom caretaker house on the property.