ABOUT : Sukha House
Sukha House, a contemporary design home, possesses a privileged location in a residential area, close to University for Peace, and adjacent to "El Rodeo Forest Reserve", with more than 2,350 hectares of forest, surrounded by a river of spring water, small waterfalls and mountains. This home offers impressive views of the Central Valley, in an ambiance where peace and harmony with nature prevail, but still close to all urban conveniences: 10 minutes from Ciudad Colón, 25 minutes from Escazu and 35 minutes from La Sabana. You will live in a house of modern design within nature and close to the big city, 850 meters above sea level with an average temperature of 23 C. The area is known for its natural beauty, the practice of mountain biking and trekking.
Placed in one of the highest residential lots, with the best panoramic views of the central valley and the Poas and Irazu volcanoes and surrounded by secondary forest, 20% of the property land is part of the reserve, with native trees where white-faced monkeys visit during the year and birds like toucans and orioles will keep you company every day.
Since the house touches the native trees of the reserve, it enjoys the cool breeze coming from the forest and the filtering of the sun through its canopy.
The integrated interior spaces and the half levels are connected through a staircase suspended above an internal garden. Its two fronts consisting of floor to ceiling glass rotating doors serve as connectors between the interior and the exterior giving the sensation that the forest is part of the house and allowing air circulation and the enjoyment of cool breezes throughout the day.
Every morning you will wake up to the song of birds. Every space of the house has been designed to enjoy and connect with nature and its stunning views. The master bedroom is located at the highest point and has views of the mountains and the Central Valley from its covered terrace to enjoy at all times. In the adjacent master bathroom, facing the forest with huge glass windows, you may be surprised by passing monkeys and squirrels while enjoying a relaxing bath in the jacuzzi.
Allowing the choice between sun or shade, from the two terraces linked to the kitchen - dining area, you will enjoy delicious meals contemplating the forest or with beautiful sunrise and sunset views over the valley. The double height of the living room gives an ample and elegant feeling, the high glass doors on both fronts, allow to simultaneously see both the reserve’s forest in the back of the house and the Central Valley and volcanoes on the front, you could be surprised by a blue morph butterfly crossing the room from side to side. Also from this area you can see the whole house integrated spaces and enjoy the entry of natural light until the last hours of the day in an atmosphere of peace and in total harmony with nature.
Loyal to the style and creativity of its owner, the architect Andres Serpa, the house has been designed with pure lines, its shape frames the forest, its black color makes it melt with nature in symbiosis with the surrounding environment.