This home is about 50 years old, and belonged to a Costa Rican woman who studied but did not complete architecture studies in France. She returned and built this ecclectic home. It's last public foray was as a design exhibition. Multiple artists created different environments in each room, making this already labyrinth even more crazy as you wonder from room to room. After sitting empty for years, some of the design elements are still surreally intact.
The building has just been bought by Belgiums and future plans are undisclosed but a hotel is a likely option with restaurant possibilities. This building's renovation will absolutely be an additional cultural anchor in the ever revitalizing Barrio Amon, San Jose.
Take a look inside!
|Entire room was purple and silver.|
|Note all of the curving walls in this room.|
|Remnants of design show|
|Wood beams with red and white walls|
|Purple wall with giant mirror. This is like stepping into an amusement park.|
|More of purple wall.|
|Different room, all black with mirrors on the walls|
|And mirrors on the ceiling|
|This room seems like something out of Barcelona.|
|Vicky Cristina Barcelona???|
|Aztec 'ish', this house is so crazy!|
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