design et al are delighted to announce that CAThouse Design Studio have been shortlisted for Luxury Residence £1-2.5 Million Award in The International Hotel & Property Awards 2019.
This project involved the reinterpretation of a Costa Rican traditional court yard for a four-bedroom property with spectacular ocean views of the Pacific coastline. To take full advantage of the surroundings and magical views, the volumes and spaces of the property were carefully spread out on the top of this hill site. The whole façade offers a material palette of Columbian coral stone, local teak wood and concrete.
The house is embedded on a big farm which enabled the designers to experiment with most areas of the house with open doors and views. Great craftsmanship was involved with completing this project specifically with the wood and stone that was used throughout. There were many artisan skills required for the completion of this project, which include; the installation of the double pitched gable roofs and the teak wood rafters and ceilings; the infinity edge pool and the stone dome which was eight feet in diameter.
Rancho Cielo is a holiday home that offers a luxury villa experience with unique views of the Costa Rican coastline and the Playa Hermosa. The property also benefits from a private road to the beach, giving any potential clients easy access. The design does not compete with its environment, instead it rather accentuates its best angles. The different levels and angles mean that the clients can benefit from the best views of the surrounding ocean.