- Price: $1,490,000
- Property Size: 7,285 meters squared
- Grand home with sweeping ocean and mountain views
- Architectural gem
- 15 minutes to Guiones surf
Modeled after a church in Greece and set upon a mountain ridge between the Nosara hills and Pacific Ocean, Casa Olympica captures the distinctive style of its architect, John Fraser, and the spirit of its owner, an Olympic champion swimmer. The home is a work of art, weaving together substance with simplicity, the classic with the inimitable, Europe and Central America.
From the entrance, step into a large room with a 23-foot-high domed ceiling that drapes over 40 or more arched windows and four beautiful flying buttresses, common in ancient architecture. The columns divide the room into quadrants and give this large space a cozy and intimate feel, especially in the evening when sconces cast a warm reflected light throughout the space.
This villa is tastefully furnished with Balinese antiques and comfort in mind: day beds, lounging sofa, and pillowed seating areas make the space warm and inviting. Two doors lead onto a massive deck with curved railings that take in commanding ocean, valley, and mountain vistas.
At one end of the main room, a spacious kitchen features an 11-foot-long island, oversized sink, a charming round breakfast nook, and windows on three sides which overlook the jungle and mountains. All appliances are quality name-brand. This well thought out kitchen can easily accommodate three chefs. From a kitchen like this, you can host an intimate dinner for 10 friends or service a magnificent event for a hundred or more.
From the main room, symmetrical stairways lead down to two master bedrooms, each with king bed, thoughtfully designed storage, and large ensuite bathrooms. One master has a covered terrace that looks up the Rio Montaña valley and down onto the river which flows year-round. The other master bedroom captures the majestic mountain view as well as stunning Pacific Ocean sunsets.
Casa Olympica is a truly special home, built to admire unencumbered natural beauty of the Costa Rican mountains and coastline while being a peaceful sanctuary to connect with one’s own soul.