• 5600 sqft , 3 bath , 2 half bath , 5 bdrm 2 storey – FOR SALE USD1,800,000 . Award Winning Residence
in Valle Escondido, Guaynabo
Iconic tropical modernist gem in Puerto Rico, this residence is in Valle Escondido Estates, a gated suburban community located in a small valley south of the Municipality of Guaynabo City, just 15 minutes away from San Juan business district. Designed by renowned award-winning architecture firm Diaz Paunetto Arquitectos, the 2-story house carefully takes advantage of the topography to allow for natural lighting, cross ventilation, and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. A linear circulation spine where all spaces of the house are attached to is marked at the entry point by a koi fishpond with fountain that slides underneath the main stairs at the foyer. Following is a double height circular living room space with a glass wall to its north curving in response to the 180-degree views and an open space housing the kitchen, dining and family rooms that fully open to a courtyard, swimming pool area, terrace, and surrounding mountain views. Exotic Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors throughout highlight the second level which houses 5 bedrooms and a studio overlooking the living room and courtyard. Other features include a cinema lounge downstairs, gourmet kitchen, wood and pvc built-in cabinets, security windows and doors, among others. This unique home has been the recipient of an Award for its Design Excellence from the American Institute of Architects of PR in 2004 and has been featured in architecture books, television, newspapers, and magazines along the years highlighting its unique design qualities.
• Designer: Architect Victor Diaz Paunetto
• American Institute of Architects PR Chapter Award Winning Residence
2004 Merit Award – Excellence in Design for Built Work
• Full power generator
• Sale Price: $1,800,000.00
• Paintings not included in Sale.
• Featured extensively in various media platforms at the time:
-Contemporary Architecture of Puerto Rico 1993/2010 by Francisco Rodriguez Suarez FAIA – Dean at School of Architecture of UPR.
-El Nuevo Día “Por Dentro” Cover Article “Casa con alma bañada de sol” (House with a Sun-Drenched Soul), May 27, 2006.
A 5 page article titled “Diálogo con el Exterior” (Dialogue with the Outside)
-El Nuevo Dia “Recuento 2007” (2017 Recount), December 30, 2007.
WIPR Channel 6. A two Program Special titled: “La Casa Ideal” by TV personality and architect Astrid Diaz, 2005
-Ocean Drive Magazine “Geometria Perfecta” (Perfect Geometry) by Mariel Echegaray, December 2009
-Arq.i.tec Vol.3 “Casas de Arquitectos” (Architect Houses) by F.J. Rodriguez AIA – Dean at School of Architecture of UPR, 2009
-Agenda de Decoracion 2003