Geoff McCabe

Casa Deliciosa For Sale

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Costa Rica eco house

I currently live in Casa Deliciosa, which is a “recycled house” remodeled from a dilapidated real estate office that was on the farm when we bought it. This ultra-modern (some would say “crazy”) shape was designed by a local Costa Rican architect. Honestly, I used to drive past this place and hated it, so I wasn’t sure what to do with it when I ended up owning it. I took it upon myself to make this oddly shaped structure into a tropical dream-house, and the results have been spectacularly received by everyone who has visited it.

While the outside looks funny, inside is another story. It’s larger above than below, creating a wonder feeling of space and light which has to be experienced to really appreciate it. Most people are truly amazed by the design when they enter.

I added a sleeping/office loft, two outside garden bathrooms, a walk-through closet, and a huge kitchen replaced three office cubicles.

Basic Real Estate Details

Price: US$345,000
Land Size: 4858m2 (1.2 acres) Includes two separate lots of 4300m2 and 558m2
Consruction Size: 288 m2 (3000 ft2)
Details: 3 Bedrooms + Office + Loft
     3 Bathrooms
     Sleeps 10 people comfortably
Amenities: Three AC units (we don’t use them), saltwater swimming pool, Rancho with BBQ/party area and Fridge, Huge, Gourmet Kitchen, Gas Stove, Built-in Shelving

Tropical Greenbuilding

The house has many tropical green-building features such as:

Recycled Building
White Roof
Vaulted Ceilings
Overhanging roof for cooling
Natural light
      White Ceiling
      White Walls
      Windows on every wall
Airflow – designed to cool naturally
Local Sustainably Grown Teak Wood Floors
Garden Bathrooms with Outside Showers
Dual Septic Tanks for Grey/Black water
Natural Shade by placement next to a tree
Saltwater swimming pool
Concrete Counters
Kitchen Cabinets designed to be naturally bug and fungus free
Dual-flush Toilets
Sofas designed to be used as beds

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