International Lifestyle Magazine Jan 2013 - Page 64

Lago Ranco, Chile “The Lakes District” List Price: US$ 480,000 Type: Residence with 2 Cabanas Style: Cottage Lot Size: 10.12 ha or 25 acres Beds/bath: Main House 3 Bed/ 2 Bath My secret garden… Here sits a peaceful cottage garden property far from the maddening crowds. The view from this property is simply amazing even for the awe-inspiring beauty of Southern Chile. A lovely old Chestnut tree sits here in the midst of many delightful plantings with bunches of flaming red and delicate pink azaleas adorning stone walkways. Rows of flowering shrubs, and blooming hydrangea hedges of baby blue wrestle your attention away from the massive expanse of glimmering lake view just out your front door. The interior of the house is comfortably larger than it looks from the outside. A country kitchen beckons you to come and bake fresh bread. A livingroom lined with shelves of your favorite authors calls you back to the quality of life lost to the race for the latest electronics; and it reminds you of what you’ve come here to do. Being here in the middle of the lush green surroundings, high up on the hillside overlooking the lake one feels inspired to relax and breath deeply. It’s a great place to come and search for inner peace, enjoy a great glass of wine, or just read a book and contemplate life. Spend a sunny afternoon out on the deck soaking in the tranquil hues and when evening comes snuggle up in your bed by the wood fired warmth of your own woodstove. Lago Ranco is a lovely special area known mainly to Chileans but as of now still a relatively undiscovered part of the Lakes Region by tourists. Today its serene beauty and lack of publicity makes it one of the ultimate get away places in the South. For buyers looking for more acreage a neighboring parcel can also be purchased, creating a nice property investment purchase.