When I first met with Rich Hokanson in mid January, he was well in to the process of researching real estate in the Jacó area and trying to get a grasp on the market.
Rich had never been to Costa Rica, but for several months he researched various projects through internet resources and began planning a trip to Jacó. Rich knew what he was looking for, but was surprised to find it so quickly.
After taking some time to become acquainted with the Jacó area, I told Rich I wanted to show him the best views in the area. Rich had already researched the Beautiful Hills area online, and at first glance of their web page, he felt that it wasn’t exactly what he was looking for. During the quick drive from Jacó, I remember Rich saying: “It isn’t what I’m looking for, but let’s go take a look anyways.”
Well, as the saying goes, the picture didn’t do it justice. This was truly the case with Beautiful Hills. Before arriving at the project site, the views had already cast their spell on Rich, and he was beginning to change his mind as we stopped on the side of the road near the project to take pictures of down town Jacó from a bird’s eye view.
On a clear day, panoramic ocean views from Beautiful Hills extend as far south as Manuel Antonio!
Upon arriving at the project site, we spent a few moments in the model estate home to get a first hand look at the finishings and construction quality. Rich, who is an experienced wood worker and knows quality when he sees it, was pleasantly surprised with the level of craftsmanship and overall attention to detail.
Since he is not a condo type of guy, we had come to Beautiful Hills to look at some of the single family home lots that had just been released for sale. As we walked from the model house to the lots, we saw Toucans flying about in the afternoon sun and even saw a few monkeys jumping from tree to tree. Once on the lot, Rich looked at me and said, “I know what my wife likes, and she is going to love this view.”
There are several things that make Beautiful Hills special; it is a dynamic project with a tremendous location. Whether it is the bungalows, condominiums, or lots for single family and estate homes, it seems the project has something for everyone.
The elevation affords the luxury of the constant ocean breeze and a slightly cooler climate, but you are never more than a few moments away from the action of Jacó and Hermosa. Rich was immediately drawn to the project for these reasons and the development team associated with the project made an impression on him as well.
The builder/developer has a unique passion for the environment that has been incorporated into the development. All of the single family homes are designed around the topography of the land to minimize their impact on the surrounding environment.
To further minimize the impact of construction, the development team decided to use helical anchor systems for the foundations. Helical anchor systems are commonly used in luxury custom homes in the San Francisco Bay Area, but this is the first time the technology has been used in Costa Rica. The anchor systems minimize impact by literally screwing the foundation of the home into the bedrock 30 feet below the surface.
The developer initially made a name for himself as one of the lead builders in the renowned Los Sueños development, but decided to change gears once he had an opportunity to get Beautiful Hills started.
In a recent conversation, he explained that he searched up and down the Central Pacific Coast, looking for the perfect place to do an upscale project. As soon as he saw the prominent ridge line that forms the amphitheater in the mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean above Playa Hermosa, he knew he had found exactly what he was looking for.
Rich also found exactly what he was looking for, and like the developer, knew he had found something special the moment he laid his eyes on Beautiful Hills. The final preparations are being made to begin construction on Rich’s home, which should be completed by this coming November.
In the mean time, Beautiful Hills continues to establish its name as the premier luxury development in the hills, while the breath taking ocean views continue mesmerize everyone who sees it with their own eyes.
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