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Home Designs 2017-07-06T10:19:51+00:00

CUSTOM HOME DESIGNS

Here at the Hills of Portalon and The Ridges of Portalon, we do not believe in restrictive building/construction covenants and rules.  We want your home to be your home, your design, and your choice of builders.

We work with reputable area builders and architects who speak English and can help you design your dream home from start to finish. Our few concept homes shown here are simple and meant to give you an approximate construction cost for this particular design.  This design can easily be adapted and changed to your preferences.  The construction price per square meter and the list of inclusions and exclusions are to better enable you to determine your final cost. There is no requirement to build these or similar homes.

Over the last 24 years, we have been involved in building several of our own homes and homes for others.  We know what a home needs in this climate.  We can help you through the many building hurdles and show you where to purchase both construction materials/finishes and also furniture.  There is no need to import most things as was the case 20 years ago.  Costa Rica has come a long way and has an endless supply of great furniture and appliances thereby saving you expensive import duties and taxes.

Let us help you complete your dream or at least assist you in your planning.  We are here to help you so take advantage of our vast experience. We look forward to working with you hand in hand.

Credentials
Sunset Ocean View Portalon

$125,000 Construction Price


Single Story / 2 bedroom & 2½ bath

Main house: 1,100 sq. ft. / 102 sq. mts

Entrance porch: 95 sq. ft. / 9 sq. mts

Terrace: 350 sq. ft. / 32.5 sq. mts

Total: 1,545 sq. ft. / 143.5 sq. mts

Works, without modification on lots 1,2, 6

Allowances

  • Floor tile $16 / square meter
  • Electrical fixtures $2,000

Available Upgrades

  • A/C units in the bedrooms
  • Ceiling fans on the deck
  • Porcelain tile floor
  • Screens on the sliding glass doors
  • Security alarm
  • Security glass on doors and windows
  • Bath tub (on suite right side of plan)
  • Insulation ¼” heat reflective
  • Appliance package – refrigerator, range, dish washer, washer/dryer

Not Included

  • Site excavating
  • Landscape
  • Lot drainage
  • Retaining or gaviones not part of the house
  • Driveway
  • Utilities to the house
  • Soil test
  • Topo maps

HOME DESIGN #1 FEATURES

  • Foundation is a floating pad design, structurally engineered and built according to building documents and construction plans
  • Walls are 12cm concrete block construction – all concrete columns, and beams are structurally engineered and built according to building documents and construction plans.
  • Roof support columns on the terrace and entrance porch are 4”x4”1.50 gauge galvanized steel tubing.
  • Roof structure is exposed 4”x4”X 1.50 gauge galvanized steel tubing, w/ 2”x2” galvanized spacer and 2”x3” perlin galvanized nailers.
  • Roof is cladded w/ 26 gauge factory steel roof, 50 year guaranty.
  • Ceilings “green” moisture resistance drywall
  • Septic system is a dual tank concrete block construction with minimum 11 meters of french drain.
  • Duel flush commode, custom made hardwood “cedar” vanity, granite countertops, bowl sinks, quality faucets. Shower will have 180 cm ceramic tile in the shower area, clear tempered glass divider on one side.
  • Water heater is a 12 litre on demand gas water heater.
  • Water supply lines ½” high pressure PVC, septic lines 4” lines. Gray water drain lines 2” sanitary PVC there are 1½” vent stacks.
  • Electrical as per electrical engineers plans
  • Electrical fixtures are dome or hanging lights (based on allowance provided) with 3 ceiling fans/lights in the (1 in each bedroom and 1 in the living room.
  • Custom made hardwood “cedar” kitchen, w/ telescopic rails on all drawers, inset hideaway hinges. Granite countertop and stainless steel sink.
  • Interior doors and are custom made hardwood doors.  Stanley brass plated hinges, hardwood jambs, knobs and locks will be determined by the developer based on the allowances provided. Front entrance door as described above with security jam.
  • Exterior sliding glass door accessing the terrace trackless aluminum frame sliders with transom windows.
  • Windows are aluminum frame sliders with sliding screens.
  • Gutters are 8” molded galvanized 26 gauge steel, with 4” downspouts painted to suit.
  • Flooring is ceramic tile to be selected by the home owner based on allowances provided
  • Base boards: same tile material as the floor 3 to 3 ½
  • Closets have a shelf, min16” deep with a steel hanging rod
  • Interior wall surfaces: will be semi-smooth concrete finish with one coat of Intacto “MuroSeco”, painted with one coat of sealer and two top coats semi-gloss acrylic latex paint.
  • Exterior wall surfaces: semi-smooth concrete finish, painted one coat of sealer and two top coats of semi-gloss acrylic latex paint.
  • Ceiling beams finished to simulate wood beams, dry wall plastered and sanded painted one coat of sealer and two top coats of semi-gloss acrylic latex paint.
Home Design 2 Blueprint

$178,000 Construction Price


Single Story / 2 bedroom & 2½ bath

Main house: 1,400 sq. ft. / 130 sq. mts

Entrance porch: 70 sq. ft. / 6.5 sq. mts

Terrace: 640 sq. ft. / 60 sq. mts

Total: 2,110 sq. ft. / 196 sq. mts

Works without modification on lots 2, 6

Allowances

  • Floor tile $20 / square meter
  • Electrical fixtures $3,000
  • Appliance package $4,400

Available Upgrades

  • Security alarm
  • Security glass on doors and windows

Not Included

  • Site excavating
  • Landscape
  • Lot drainage
  • Retaining or gaviones not part of the house
  • Driveway
  • Utilities to the house
  • Soil test
  • Topo maps

HOME DESIGN #2 FEATURES

  • Foundation is a floating pad design, structurally engineered and built according to building documents and construction plans
  • Walls are 12cm concrete block construction – all concrete columns, and beams are structurally engineered and built according to building documents and construction plans.
  • Roof support columns on the terrace and entrance porch are 4”x4”1.50 gauge galvanized steel tubing.
  • Roof structure is exposed 4”x4”X 1.50 gauge galvanized steel tubing, w/ 2”x2” galvanized spacer and 2”x3” perlin galvanized nailers.
  • Roof is cladded w/ 26 gauge factory steel roof, 50 year guaranty.
  • Insulation ¼” heat reflective
  • Ceilings “green” moisture resistance drywall
  • Septic system is a dual tank concrete block construction with minimum 11 meters of french drain.
  • Duel flush commode, custom made hardwood “cedar” vanity, granite countertops, bowl sinks, quality faucets. Shower will have 180 cm ceramic tile in the shower area, clear tempered glass divider on one side.
  • Water heater is a 12 litre on demand gas water heater.
  • Water supply lines ½” high pressure PVC, septic lines 4” lines. Gray water drain lines 2” sanitary PVC there are 1½” vent stacks.
  • Electrical as per electrical engineers plans
  • Electrical fixtures are dome or hanging lights (based on allowance provided) with 5 ceiling fans/lights (1 in each bedroom, 1 in the living room, and 2 on the terrace.
  • A/C ,12 BTU, inverter units in each bedroom
  • Custom made hardwood “cedar” kitchen, w/ telescopic rails on all drawers, inset hideaway hinges. Granite countertop and stainless steel sink. Large pass-through bar with bi-fold window.
  • Interior doors and are custom made hardwood doors.  Stanley brass plated hinges, hardwood jambs, knobs and locks will be determined by the developer based on the allowances provided. Front entrance door as described above with security jam.
  • Exterior sliding glass door accessing the terrace trackless aluminum frame sliders with screens and transom windows.
  • Shower door accessing the terrace will be tempered glass with security lock
  • Windows are aluminum frame sliders with sliding screens.
  • Gutters are 8” molded galvanized 26 gauge steel, with 4” downspouts painted to suit.
  • Flooring is porcelain tile to be selected by the home owner based on allowances provided
  • Base boards: same tile material as the floor 3 to 3 ½
  • Closets have a shelf, min16” deep with a steel hanging rod
  • Interior wall surfaces: will be semi-smooth concrete finish with one coat of Intacto “MuroSeco”, painted with one coat of sealer and two top coats semi-gloss acrylic latex paint.
  • Exterior wall surfaces: semi-smooth concrete finish, painted one coat of sealer and two top coats of semi-gloss acrylic latex paint.
  • Ceiling beams and terrace columns are finished to simulate wood beams, dry wall plastered and sanded painted one coat of sealer and two top coats of semi-gloss acrylic latex paint. Terrace columns are finished to simulate wood to match the ceiling beams.
  • Appliance package – refrigerator, range, dish washer, washer/dryer based on allowance provided.