$5,750,000 unfurnished - the property can be negotiated totally furnished and equipped under separate package.
La Cigale is an exclusive mansion for sale in the best location between Escazu and Santa Ana, totally surrounded by high end developments.
Glistening city lights, colorful sunsets, fresh mountain breezes, La Cigale is a luxurious mansion of the highest standard, ready to start a life experience in resort-style living, in one the most exclusive locations of the Central Valley of Costa Rica.
It was built in a spectacular site, that rises above the rest on the hills between Escazu and Santa Ana. Although this architectural mansion is located in the mountains, it is just five to ten minutes by car from the main shopping centers, offices, stores, schools, hospitals, social clubs and the best restaurants, enjoying excellent access in and out of Escazú and Santa Ana, in addition to all services that a residence of its category requires. It is part of a non-gated premium community of independent properties, organized by all the residents of this luxurious area with their own security patrol, taking care of ornament and maintenance of the entire sector.
La Cigale is a luxury home of imposing scale, as well as architectural details like vaulted ceilings, columns and rounded arches. The beautiful custom designed home is inspired in the Modern Provencal-Mediterranean Style, made for an elegant lifestyle, in a unique living environment that captures natural light, constructed of quality materials and the finest workmanship, with a contemporary aesthetic.
The property enjoys infinity views of the valley, in a prestigious location offering a very private and unique way of life. The views of sunsets, volcanoes, mountains and the Central Valley, are awesome, in the privacy of the mature trees and the manicured grounds that breathe peace and tranquillity.
An ample driveway adorns the main gate and the private parking area of La Cigale. The welcoming porch comes with a custom designed double entry door in solid wood, opening to the vaulted foyer/hallway, with tastefully finished walls and high vaulted ceilings, artistically done in Italian stucco, and travertine marble floors in delicate cream ivory. The social areas are full of comfort and harmony with an abundance of light and warm natural shades, in the best representation of indoor-outdoor living, that will never go out of style
The layout of La Cigale offers a functional and comfortable great living room with high beamed ceilings and several ambiances, creating intimate spaces, including the formal dining room connected to the terrace. The great room is warmed by two fireplaces, one in the library and one in the terrace. A magnificent library with custom-made built-in cabinetry and the elegant marble chimney are located next to the living room.
The expansive custom-made modern kitchen, full of light and carefully designed to satisfy the needs of a demanding chef, opens directly to the terrace and gardens, and comes with a nice family dining area and large pantry. The underroof terrace runs along the social and kitchen areas, it includes outdoors living room and dining room areas, for maximum enjoyment of the gardens and views. All areas are furnished and decorated to the highest standards of professional interior design.
In the family area of the first floor there is an ample family room that opens to the gardens. It includes built in artisan custom made bookshelves. This area comes with three large bedrooms en-suite. All bedrooms enjoy their own bathroom with bathtub and walk-in closets.
An ample marble staircase leads to the second floor where the oversized master suite is located. It comes with sitting room, hydromassage jacuzzi, a shower, luxury double sink bathroom vanity cabinets, large walk-in closet, and a balcony. A large guest bedroom is also located on the second floor.
On the left-hand side end of the ample hallway that runs along the house, a marble staircase leads to the lower level with a private play room with a pool table, the wine cellar for 400 bottes, a guest bathroom and an outside pergola for outdoors relaxation. On the other end of the house, there is a large laundry area connected to the garage for three cars.
Another secondary staircase leads to the art studio with a private terrace and a separate isle located over the garage area offers two maids' bedrooms with a bathroom.
La Cigale is a private estate that offers a unique energy, with expansive manicured gardens, spectacular tempered swimming pool surrounded by a large terrace, and the ultimate poolside experience is the luxurious pool house, fully equipped for large entertaining, which ensures privacy, relax and rest from the daily bustle.
The pool is surrounded by a large relaxation terrace, and a dining terrace under a vine-draped pergola that invites to elegant outdoors entertaining. A wide garden path connects this area with a large courtyard with palm trees, that gives direct access to the bedrooms area.
The mature and serene professionally landscaped gardens of La Cigale include royal palms, citrus trees and all kinds of tropical plants, orchids and colorful flowers that attract all kinds of birds, butterflies and hummingbirds. The trail of old stone slabs leads to many beautiful areas of the impressive backyard, including the 'firepit' for dedicated campfire to admire the city lights and the starry nights.
Whether your passion is golf, riding a horse, walking in the mountains, riding your bike, or going to the beach, everything is possible within close distance from La Cigale, with easy access to Route 27 to reach the beaches of the Central Pacific coast and merely minutes distance from Valle del Sol Golf Course, the Costa Rica Country Club and Golf Course and La Caraña Horse Stables and riding school.