Altos del Maria, Sora, Panamá
Triangle 1 Created with Sketch. FOR SALE Triangle 1 Created with Sketch. $600,000 - Bed & Breakfast, House
C2209-011 500 sqm 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 10 Parking 2017 Year Built background Layer 1 2663 sqm

Villa in the mountain, Altos del Maria, UNIQUE….

Villa Hermosa is a house without equal in Panama, and it is for architecture and landscaping lovers. Living in it will transport you to countries or places that evoke the pleasure of living. How the structures are disposed of and with their night lighting will allow you to feel inside of a dream country house, where the sounds of nature will give peace and tranquility to the spirit and rejuvenate the energies of the body.

This mountain villa consists of five separate structures with nearly 500 square meters (5,400 square feet) of construction within a lot of 2,663 square meters (0.7 acres) of land.

The first structure is the wooden cabin that serves as the master bedroom. Its design came from a Panamanian architect, and its construction is from the island of Borneo, on the other side of the world.

The wood is not local and is not treated with chemicals because it is one of the hardest woods in existence. The cabin’s height allows for the best views and visual control of the entire property. It has lots of glass, allowing its residents to feel in contact with the exterior without losing the sensation of being sheltered. Toucans, white-faced monkeys, orioles, hummingbirds, and sloths are the occasional neighbors visiting the property’s trees and being seen from the cabin.

The second structure is a house with three independent rooms, each with its bathroom. The main feature of the rooms is their brick-vaulted ceilings (Catalan vaults). The construction of Catalan vaults is not from Panama. Instead, the owner hired a master vaulter from Mexico to build these wonderful and oversized crafts. Looking at the brick ceilings and their intricate details is the best remedy to fall asleep naturally.

The third structure is where the hearts rejoice: the kitchen! It has a terrace and a full bathroom. It is spacious enough to accommodate the demands of a chef. The kitchen’s architectural feature is its 80-year-old handcrafted roof tiles and its visual command of the gardens.

The fourth structure is the social area. It includes a small lobby, a den, a dining area, and a bar, with large windows to visually bring the exterior gardens into the enclosed space. This place is just amazing! The ceilings continue to be Catalan vaults of great height and with different styles that amaze locals and strangers. It comes up as a topic of conversation between architects or engineers who have visited the property.

The social area is the place to dream up new projects, plan for the future, or chat with your significant other about the day’s trivialities.

The fifth structure is a large reception area. The joy of family or friend gatherings takes place here. It is an open-air plaza, with a seated capacity of thirty people, surrounded by nature and natural sculptural decorations and with the canopy of the property’s trees as a roof. At the center of this plaza, you will find a bonfire, and on the outside, you will find a clay oven and a grill.

The property is bordered by a creek, with water running all year long. The sounds of the running water, the wind, and the birds complement the open and landscaped gardens spectacularly. In them, you will find local plants of all sorts, from the common ones such as ferns to the most sophisticated ones such as orchids, including heliconias, bromeliads, and coleus.

Finally, there is a feature that we cannot overlook: the night lighting. The lighting was designed in such a way as to reduce the glare coming from the light source, thus enhancing the sensory experience when looking at what the light touches.

When the night falls, this mountain villa starts to be transformed by artificial light, and the symbiosis between architecture and landscaping comes to life. This is when one is transported to a fairy place!

As if that were not enough, this property also generates income! However, we will leave that for a discussion in case you want to approach us on this topic.