International Lifestyle Magazine Jan 2013 - Page 68

Pucon The Lakes District List Price: 18,600 UF (approx. $890,600 USD) Type: Residence Style: Contemporary Living Area: 5,212 ft2 / 484.9 m2 Lot Size: 1.85 hectare or 4.6 acres Year Built: 1993 Beds/bath: 7 Beds / 9 Baths Lovely rambling country farmhouse styled contemporary just minutes from downtown Pucon. A convenient location with easy access to area shopping, restaurants and nightlife, yet quiet and private, nestled up in the hillside area overlooking Lago Villarrica. This is an unusual and special house built with two wings so that it makes a wonderful extended or two-family home. A great room with a fabulous floor to ceiling fireplace chimney made of local volcanic stone anchors each end of the house. And each of these spaces have French doors opening out onto a large viewing terrace with a wide angle view of the glistening lake beyond. The builder has given thought to the function of accommodating a large group of people without compromising their privacy. And so the orientation of the wings in an L-shape allows for two distinct groups of people to live in and share the house. Enjoying it together, yet feeling both separate and private in their daily lives.Pucon is the biggest summer resort town in all of Southern Chile, so this house is also a super choice for running a great B & B. Why not take advantage of all of those seasonal international tourists coming down to ski in winter and exploding the town’s population in summer. Thousands of eco-tourists headed for the cool of the countryside, to raft the rivers, climb the mountains, or soak at the beach, and all in need of lodging. The present owners have worked hard the past few years to build up such a clientele and have achieved success acquiring certificates of excellence and top rankings on many travel websites and in international guide books. And so as their lives take a different course, there are many additions that the next business owner can make to take this property to the next level. Add a swimming pool, bar-b-que area, some sheep and a few bunnies for the kids to pet and cater to the weary city-tired families of Santiago happy to enjoy a refreshing taste of the country life. Grow your own organic vegetables on the property; provide farm fresh eggs gathered in the morning from your own chickens. Provide some cooking classes, kid oriented games, help your guests to organize fun family activities and they’ll be sure to be back every summer to create new memories. Whatever your business or personal desires let your imagination guide you with this house. Chile is a beautiful developing country, politically and economically stable, with a liquid banking system and practically no national debt. Unemployment is low, and the economy is still growing, so it’s a safe place to invest money away from the crumbling crisis ridden countries in the Northern Hemisphere. A real estate purchase here is safer than money invested in any umber of international banks. So why not park your money here in Pucon de Chile…in a few years you might be very glad that you did.