A prominent house in Altos del María is for sale! Built as one of the first houses in the gated community, the owners had the choice of the best lots. They picked a prime site with a beautiful valley view, total privacy due to green spaces framing the property and streams running along two lot borders. Go to sleep hearing nothing but the night birds calling and the frogs crooning and wake up to the morning sun shining into your large bedroom. Paradise!
The lot is the last house on a dead-end street and is large (over 3,600 square metres, almost an acre) with the house situated in the upper quarter of a manicured, but easy-to-maintain garden.
The house offers 450 square metres living space with a terrace and a bohio towards the front and a dining area towards the rear. Passing through the main glass door, you enter the hexagonal great room – 100 square metres of space with a cathedral ceiling of seven metres height in the middle. A great room, indeed! The cooking island visually separates the kitchen from the dining and living areas, but does not impede the feeling of open space and generous living. The windows on four of the six sides are shaded by the eaves and three doors lead to the outside.
One door leads to the large master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe plus additional wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom.
A corridor leads from the great room to a huge second bedroom of 50 square metres and a smaller guest bedroom, along with a very spacious storage room and a large laundry.
From there an outside staircase (under roof) leads to the office which is very light, as it has windows on three sides and is over 70 square metres. This room can also be used for other purposes, such as a gym, yoga, retreat, communal room.
A workshop of 30 square metres will let any DIY-man's or woman's heart beat faster and the double garage indeed does have enough room for two cars. And then there is a carport...
The lot above belongs to the same owners and can be bought along with the main house for $ 145,000: The upper floor has a large bedroom with a queen bed and enough room for bunks or even two singles along with a bathroom and the ground floor has a sitting/dining room with a kitchen. A veranda overlooks the valley. At the entrance of the lot, a building space has been cleared and there is a nice view of the ocean.
Altos del María is a Mountain Garden with Spectacular Mountain, Valley and Ocean Views: Altos has panoramic mountain and valley views everywhere. It seems that every home site has a magnificent view. From some points you can see the Pacific Ocean and some lots even have views of both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans. Garden crews work daily to plant and maintain flowers in bloom and keep the lush vegetation; which give the whole place the feel of a mountain garden.
From the comfortable and cool climate of your mountain property, you’re just 1.5 hours from all the conveniences and fun of cosmopolitan Panama City and just 20 minutes away from beautiful beaches, world-class golf and coastal shopping centers.
Altos is a gated community with 8,000 acres of mountain and valley property, where only residents and their guests are allowed. Facilities include a community center with social areas and shops, access to a swimming pond next to a stunning waterfall, a heliport, tennis and soccer courts, Satellite TV, high speed internet service and 43 miles of paved roads. There are also 11 miles of nature trails with suspension bridges, stairways, walkways and viewpoints. If you are a horseback-riding lover you can own horses and ride for miles without ever seeing a car.
Temperatures at Altos vary little from a comfortable 75 degrees all year. In the higher areas, some homes have fireplaces to warm cooler evenings. The unchanging temperatures make for easy and predictable living, but if you are in the mood for a warmer climate, beautiful beaches are just a half an hour away.
Altos is adjacent to an ancient volcano so flowers and trees bloom easily in the rich volcanic soil. From the onset of this project, concern for the ecology of the area was a priority for Grupo Melo. There are vast common green areas where no construction is allowed. A reforestation project of more than 650,000 trees were planted between 1996 and 2000. These areas are cared for by gardening crews daily. Some of the animals to be seen are deer, monkeys, sloths, a wide variety of butterflies and over 300 different species of birds. www.birdinginaltosdelmaria.com
Beautiful rivers, streams and waterfalls offer year–round recreational opportunities such as swimming in the natural pools and rivers, hiking, bird watching and horseback riding. Many residents take up gardening as a hobby. For them, Altos has provided a community green house. Just half an hour from Altos you can enjoy beautiful beaches, both popular and fine dining restaurants, several world-class golf courses. The fun and cultural attractions of cosmopolitan Panama City are just 1.5 hours away.
In Altos you will find all the comforts of home. Every residence has access to all the necessary services and infrastructure required for comfortable living.