Lake Arenal, Costa Rica, real estate for sale
H150 Unique new 2-story 3BR 2.5BA lakeview home - $200,000
This very strongly built new hilltop home shows promise, but it has not been groomed for showing at this point. Yet prospective owners may be able to imagine how their choice of colors and furnishings may transform the currently unappealing interior into a comfortable and very enjoyable residence. It's got great bones, as they say, but the concept needs to be beautified. The home is located about 15 minutes from Tilaran on a Tejona-area hilltop less than a quarter mile from the village of Parcelas. The villages of Tierras Morenas and Sabalito may also be picked out in the hills a couple of miles to the north. This area is on the west side of the lake, which is, seasonally, the windsurfing area. This home, however, is situated so that it is protected from the wind and so its hilltop location's vistas may be enjoyed completely. The construction crew's rough quarters and the untidy wiring leading to it remain to house a caretaking family, but may be cleared away for a new owner.
The huskily-built home takes advantage of its hilltop location with a glassy second story and a wide covered veranda on two sides at ground level. The master suite exteds the first level out to the west.
The first story has the living and dining areas in open form, the kitchen, the laundry room and indoor garden behind the kitchen, a powder room and the master suite, which is in the first-floor wing at right. The second floor has two bedrooms, one bath, and a large multi-purpose room with views of the lake, the dormant northern volcanos, the village of Parcelas, the the Tejona hills extending to the villages of Tierras Morenas and Sabalito in the distance.
The living room and dining room are combined in a large first-floor area from which there are 2 doors and a pass-through to the kitchen. The living room has broad territorial views that include the dormant volcanos Tenorio and Mirravalles.
The dining and living room areas and a view through the large living room windows.
The master bathroom is part of a large suite on the main floor. The master bedroom has huge windows which include a view of the village of Parceles on a neighboring hill.
The master bathroom and the view from the master bedroom windows, where the village of Parcelas occupies the hill in the center.
A wide staircase leads to the second floor. A powder room is located beneath the staircase. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor as well as alarge multi-purpose spaces where someone has established a temporary bedroom with floor mattress and TV.
A broad stairway climbs over a powder room to the second level, where a temporary occupant of the home has installed a large mattress and TV in what should be a rec room, or game room, or family room.
The kitchen is more Tico than Gringo and needs to have wall cabinets added. Behind the kitchen is the large laundry room which includes an unroofed area for ventilation and a possible indoor garden.
The kitchen at present lacks the custom cabinetry usually found in new homes designed for Gringo trade, but excellent cabinets are easily obtained from local artisans. Behind the kitchen is a large laundry room with an unroofed garden area.
Partly blocking the view is the shelter buildt for the construction workers and still housing a caretaker.  Lake Arenal and the Volcan Tenorio are visible in this photo from the yard.
The iron bunk house that housed the construction crew remains standing for the caretaker's family, but can be removed for the new owner.
From the front yard, Lake Arenal can be glimpsed through the trees and the dormant volcano Tenorio stands high to the left. The Volcan Marivalles is also seen from the home.
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