Property ID : Barranca Oeste 17
For Sale, Just Listed $1,990,000.00 - Single Family Home, Villas / Townhomes
The House and Grounds
Designed by a nationally recognized Dominican arquitect, the house sits on a gentle hill approximately 47 meters (155 feet) above sea level. You enter from due north to a 4,313 sq. meter fan-shaped lot that opens to the south with a beautiful ocean view. The lot is complemented by adjacent green areas of approximately 1,500 sq. meters. The large size of the house (approximately 18,000 sq. ft. of construction) is muted by its off-set placement to the cul-de-sac that brings one to it. To the south, the lush tropical vegetation that surrounds the various modules de-emphasize its footprint and belie its grandeur, without obstructing its inspiring view of the Caribbean Sea.
The placing of the house was pivoted to a North-West/South-East axis, which centered it to the prevailing day-time breeze. This ensures an ideal, natural environment in the living areas that preclude the need for air conditioning in these open spaces. Night-time breezes come in from the mountainous north-east, guaranteeing cool nights most nights of the year.
The main Living Area was purposely left open to nature, allowing the natural breeze to offer its comforts, and integrating the house to its natural environment. Local birds do fly through the house in their daily foraging for insects. The Living Area can be easily enclosed with, for example, glass folding doors along the edge of the terrace, which would allow both light and air to enter and provide a less exposed environment to those who desire it thus.
The ample eaves of the central space, graced with 34 ft. high ceilings and Andalucia-inspired lattice works, offer two 8-person sitting areas, one in mahogany and the other, less formal, in wicker. In addition, its covered 15 ft. wide wrap-around terrace offers a 10-person, casual modular sofa/seating area with a spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea, an intimate nook for quiet chats or reading, a mahogany and wicker card/game table and two 8-seat mahogany dining tables for al fresco dining and entertaining.The living areas are complemented by an air-conditioned study/library as well as a powder room. An adjoining cozy, open air sunset patio or terrace offers a beautiful and romantic setting for early evening cocktails.
The upper central space also offers a Study/TV Room and a banquet capable kitchen. For the gourmet host, the restaurant-size kitchen has commercial grade equipment (60” Vulcan Range with 6 burners/24” griddle-salamander/2 ovens, 58’’ side-by-side Refrigerator/Freezer, 24” gas grill) in addition to a custom-made wood-burning brick oven for pizzas and roasts
Downstairs, an open family-room/media room/play area/gazebo with regulation-size pool table opens to the “coralina” terrace leading to the pool area. When physical activity calls, a 20-meter long, 4-meter wide Lap Pool awaits. Only 1.5m. deep (58 inches) at its deepest point, the pools also beckons loungers and conversationalists. A gas-heated hot-tub with twin blowers provides an additional space for relaxation and enjoyment.
This is the perfect spot for barbecues and pool parties and it can also be easily enclosed to facilitate air conditioning or for additional privacy.
An arquitectural jewel, Quinta Buena Vista surprises and inspires its guests in so many ways. From the shadows generated by the lattice-work in the ceiling, inspired by the ‘cafés’ in Andalucía or Fez, to the beautiful symmetries of the flat “terra-cotta” tiles that comprise the roof, to the sensuous nooks that emerge as corners are turned, to the lush islands of tropical plants that surround the house, all contribute to the sense of peace, tranquility and well-being that nurtures its visitors.in a beautifully landscaped garden with many fruit (4 varieties of mangos alone, avocados, etc.) and citrus trees and designated areas for a culinary herb garden and a sizeable greens and vegetable patch (112sq.meters or 1,200 sq. ft.)
Servants’ quarters with two full baths, laundry room, a separate storeroom/exercise room and a walk-in refrigerated wine cellar that can accommodate over 2,000 bottles are the finishing touches to this magnificent house.
The main Living Area has two sleeping modules next to it. They are reached by open walkways that reflect the owners’ (the actual builders of the house) love of nature and the Dominican Republic’s spectacular climate. A future owner can enclose these walkways if they so prefer. In addition, they may be enclosed for privacy without affecting its sense of openness to nature, paradoxical as this may seem. Modern arquitectural materials offer a whole gamut of possibilities for this. The module on the east comprises two bedrooms with their own independent entrances. The owners’ two sons gravitated immediately to these rooms, seeking perhaps to emphasize their budding independence. The bedroom have two full size beds each, cedar-lined closets, full bathroom with a shower open to nature, and a terrace with an ocean view. Both rooms have air conditioning and a hot water tank heated by solar panels.
The module on the west side comprises the Master Bedroom, two more bedrooms similar in configuration to the bedrooms on the east side, but with one queen size bed in each. The very spacious Master bedroom suite has two cedar-lined closets, a whirlpool bathtub, separate shower, toilet, bidet and twin lavatories. Underneath the Master bedroom is another bedroom designed with small children in mind. It has five twin beds arranged in dormitory fashion (both of the builders/owners went to boarding school at one time or other!), terrace, cedar-lined closet and full bathroom. The rooms on the west side are also fully air conditioned and also have a solar panel hot water system, complemented by a large capacity in-line water heater.
Employee quarters and bathrooms are also located in this west wing, together with the laundry facilities and terrace for line clothes drying (there is also a gas powered clothes dryer).
A 7,000 gallon cistern, an irrigation system ready to be activated, a 3-phase 400Amp. main distribution panel with five sub-panels located in the different areas of the house. Currently wired for 200amps and awaiting Costasur’s installation of a 3-phase transformer for the neighborhood.
About Casa de Campo Resort and Villas
Welcome to the most exclusive resort destination in the Caribbean—Casa de Campo Resort and Villas—a stunning 7,000-acre hotel, resort, and residential community in La Romana on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic.
Casa de Campo tropical playground features a unique array of amenities, including an expansive marina, tennis and polo facilities, and three championship golf courses—including Pete Dye’s masterpiece, Teeth of the Dog, the #1 ranked course in the Caribbean, and number 39 in the world—and so much more.
But more than anything, Casa de Campo is a state of mind and a way of life rather than just a mark on the map. For new guests, they welcome you to experience their warm hospitality. And for those who have already experienced their incredible resort, they can’t wait to welcome you back.