International Lifestyle Magazine Issue 52 - Page 78

P u e r t o Va r a s / Ensenada, Chile List Price: US$ 850,000 Type: Residence Style: Craftsman-style Lodge Living Area: 4066 ft2, (380m2) Lot Size: 7.46 ha or 18.42 acres Year Built: 2008-2010 Beds/Baths: 6 Bed/ 7 Bath Elegant, tasteful and high quality are just a few words that could be used to describe this lovely craftsman-style lodge. The North American owner is a tradesman and has lovingly poured his heart into the details of this home. Many of the key building materials were imported and as such are not commonly available here in provincial Chile. Take advantage of the Peachtree brand insulated low-e glass windows to shield you from any possibility of drafts. Or consider the 3-D architectural asphalt shingles overhead that will be certain to keep the rain out for the next 30 years. This is a house built to stand the test of time. Replete with many hand crafted items including the kitchen cabinets, sink basins and the beautiful stairways. Most of the floors in the building are hardwoods & the house gleams with light bouncing off all of these warm wood surfaces. Even the outdoor stand-alone sauna was made on-site and reflects the sense of pride that this couple has put into all of the details within. Enjoy your guests or extended family but keep your peace and quiet since the master bedroom suite has its own wing and a private winding staircase. The house is sited to maximize the spectacular views of several volcanoes both front and rear of the home. This includes a prominent display of the beautiful white peaked Volcan Osorno rising out of the shining glass water of Lake Llanquihue. In the winter you can snuggle in with a hot tea by the fireplace in the open concept livingroom and visible are the handhewn beams overhead. When summer comes hang out on the cozy farmer’s porch and breathe in the fresh Patagonian air. It’s always tranquil and relaxing here. But when you’re in the mood for company just behind you uphill is a growing assortment of international neighbors there for the same lifestyle and view. Head on out for some delicious fish dishes or tasty German food just 30 minutes away by car to Puerto Varas. Move here and join the expatriate movement to one of the steadiest growing lakeside towns in Southern Chile and you’ll be awfully glad that you did.