Hacienda El Choco – Villa Soluna – $3,250,000 – Sosua
Villa Soluna is located in the Haciendas El Choco gated community on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The building site contains 21,000 m2 (5.2 acres) and is actually two building sites with separate titles. Villa Soluna is constructed on only one site, and as a result, another villa could be constructed on the remaining site. In addition to the main villa on the one building site, there is a guest house containing 155 square meters. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. On top of that, there is a service quarters with 1 bedroom and 1 full bath adjacent to the 3-car garage.
In addition to the spacious layout of the main villa, there are high cathedral ceilings with wood beams which adds to the spacious feel. The front entry, preceded by a wood deck walkway, leads to a passage way through the villa that opens to a swimming pool terrace and lounge area. On one side of this hallway is the dining area, kitchen and family room, all of which that have direct access to the pool, lounging deck, and BBQ area. The other side of this hallway leads to a formal living area and the first and second floor bedrooms. It also has direct access out to the swimming pool terrace. All rooms open up to panoramic views of tropical gardens and the surrounding distant hills filled with palm trees.
The architecture, as well as the furniture and accessories, combines the contemporary with the traditional. The selection of contemporary furniture predominates, but it is inter-spaced with some traditional pieces. The presence of various elements such as carpet and wood brings warmth to each living area. Overall, there is a systematic blend of indoor and outdoor living. Most rooms look through large glass doors that open to the swimming pool, lounge areas, outdoor decks and tropical gardens.
Special to this villa is the kitchen area. It was designed for the family or group that likes to spend time together entertaining and preparing great meals. The kitchen is a large space with an imposing wooden roof hipped and a height of about 7 meters at its highest point. Both swimming pool views and distant mountain views are visible from the kitchen area. It also has direct access to the garage and service area.
Off the formal living room on the first level are two guest bedrooms. In the middle of this area is an open and contemporary staircase which is a concrete structure with wooden steps and a stainless steel railing. At the second level, there is a bridge that links the master bedroom suite and upstairs office, which is currently setup as a personal gym and weight room. The bathroom of the master bedroom has stunning views to the outside. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath guest house is located just 20 meters from the front entry of the main villa. It has a full kitchen and dining area adjacent to the living area that opens to a full terrace with garden view.