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Tropical Island Home - Casa de Tesoro - For Sale by Owner

Gateway Entrance from road - Click to enlarge
Gateway Entrance from Road
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Interior top knot shot - 3x8 hand planned etc beams - Click to enlarge
Interior top knot shot - 3x8 hand planned etc beams
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2nd Floor view - Click to enlarge
2nd Floor view towards lower lagoon over tropical forest
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Main House & Apartment  - Click to enlarge
Three color glass block shower wall and tiled shower
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Veranda - Click to enlarge
Relax on the wide veranda
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Side View - Click to enlarge
Side view
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Kitchen - Click to enlarge
Kitchen fitted to highest standards
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Exterior - Click to enlarge
Lush tropical gardens
with local fruits and bananas
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Master Bathroom - Click to enlarge
Master Bath with Dichroic mirror and glass sink/counter with contemporary fixtures in black
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Tropical Island Home
Casa de Tesoro
(Treasure House)
Ideal for Vacation, Retirement or Investment
For Sale by Owner

Newly built
2,500 sq ft on own private lot
Double Storey (2 floors)
Main Residence - 1,250 sq ft
Separate downstairs Apartment - 1,000 sq ft
Garage/Workshop/Storage - 250 sq ft

$US 275,000

This new gorgeous home is over 2,500 square feet of truly custom island designed living space. This residence has two separate living quarter, (downstairs is nearing completion), each fully self contained including kitchens.

The upstairs consists of 1,250 square foot of living area. A huge Master Bedroom (625 square feet) and custom bath combine with the Great Room and kitchen with a very large covered outdoor living deck/lanai area.

The home is built with a Tropical Topknot that is truly beautifully done and adds a feeling of a much larger space. The home has two high efficiency commercial grade A/C units and an insulated roof system as well as a metal roof. An "On Demand", high efficiency, whole house water heater is also installed . The separate apartment downstairs offers 1,000 sq ft of living area with 9 ft ceiling height and is very spacious. It has a full kitchen, one bedroom with a large bath plus the additional garage /shop/laundry/mechanical area accessible from the apartment. The outside has several concrete patios. All furniture is custom built and is available if desired. Appliances are all stainless and black.

The home was built by a Florida Division 1 General Contractor (me) who specializes in Ocean front building to the current Florida hurricane codes and is EXTREMELY well built. The home qualified for FULL homeowners insurance in Honduras including hurricane and casualty loss which is rare due to the quality of build out and security features. Massive beams and any wood superstructure are all hand sanded ,bleached and routed to achieve the builder's desire for a light and airy Tropical Home.

Custom engineered and designed 6,000 PSI concrete posts and foundations support this home .The standard in the industry is closer to 3,000 PSI stainless steel bolts and screws etc. complete the structural components. A full 6" of concrete and filled cell block with steel rods ties all together for strength downstairs as well as the patios and side walks outside.

This IS NOT your typical Local Style house. It is over built by every criteria. The difference is clearly evident. The home was built for Expatriates who want and expect the best construction and design features for their life on the island. Additionally even though the home has all services: 200 amp. electrical service ,DSL, Cable TV ,Phone , concrete road and city water, the builder added a 10,000 gallon (approx) water cistern built in for water catchment. Including the best pump, filter, and pressure tank system available. The home also has a REAL 6000 +/-gallon septic system - triple chambered with leech field, not the customary cesspool!

The home is approximately a 1/4 mile from the ocean and town center on a hill with a Western exposure for unobstructed sunset views . It faces the Honduran mainland and Cays with ocean and lagoon views as well as jungle to the East. Very easy walk or bike ride to town. The property is completely enclosed by an attractive 6 foot high concrete and coral rock fence with a 12 foot wide Gated Entry through a massive beamed archway. Fruit trees and tropical plants are growing, including species of avocado, papaya, coconut, banana, plantain, bamboo, hibiscus ,palms and bougainvillea varieties. The builder also owns the three adjoining lots below the home which are available as well . All located in the best area of Utila Town in a very quiet private setting. Adding the three adjoining lots could make an Estate Property to complete a very special living environment or to sell out for future speculation /development. Each lot is $44k USD's and has full city services, including registered TITLES and new individual surveys completed October 2005.

The owner/ builder will also finance the purchase of the home with 40% down and balance at 10% simple interest for as long as buyers need. This home offers all the amenities of comfortable US/European living coupled with the unique Utilan and Caribbean lifestyle. Perfect for a corporate retreat or private vacation residence. If the other lots are not acquired in sale the builder will continue to build TOP END homes on those lots .Thus assuring a quality of neighborhood homes of equal value and design quality. Obviously the downstairs could easily be rented for income or be a caretaker/maids quarters. For that matter the entire home could easily pay for itself as a vacation rental. All furniture in the house is custom built from the highest quality materials including ocal and Honduras export quality timbers. The home comes with a written 1 year warranty for defects in workmanship and all furniture is included in the asking price.

Asking Price ($US): $ 275,000
From the main municipal dock, turn left into the main road towards Sandy Bay. Walk for about 10 minutes to the Fire Station, then turn right into Mamey Lane. Head up the hill, past the Catholic Church, then take the first road left to the Iguana Station. We are another 2 minutes walk along this road, on the left hand side.
Contact Information
Name: Roger White  
+ (1)  352 551-8215 (USA)

+(504) 369-4967 (Honduras)

Email: [email protected]  
Web: http://realestate.escapeartist.com/P-2000810