12 acres chacra near Punta Ballena, with single-family detached home, small olive grove and stunning view
The modern house on this 12-acres chacra (rural estate), in a fantastic location, was just completed in 2011. The owners built the house for their own use and therefore placed special emphasis on high-quality construction and good insulation, including double walls and double-glazed PVC windows, naturally.
On a large part of the property, 1,200 olive trees were planted in 2010. For the past two years they have been producing enough for private consumption as well as a small amount for sale. A considerable increase in yield is expected in the coming years. The rest of the property comprises parkland with a variety of deciduous and coniferous trees, shrubs, palms and cypresses. The features worth specially highlighting include the entrance driveway flanked by cypresses and oleanders and of course the truly stunning view of the surrounding countryside and the Laguna del Sauce.
The house offers 2,260 sqft of living space, distributed on two floors. The ground floor encompasses a spacious open-plan living/dining room with fireplace, an integrated kitchen connected to the dining area by a breakfast bar, as well as a bedroom and bathroom. The large windows in the living room, the covered terrace stretching in front of it and the 40-feet-long swimming pool all face the northwest, in other words, the afternoon and evening sun. On the southwest side of the house there is a cosy, shaded grill area, conveniently located off the kitchen.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms, both with en suite private bath, which is integrated into the bedroom in open-plan design in the case of the master suite. Part of the upper floor, currently an undeveloped roof, could easily be converted into a rooftop terrace.
At a slight distance from the house there is a second building, roughly 540 sqft, with a garage or workshop and small flat for staff.
This property is ideal for people who want to enjoy a quiet, country life with a certain level of style, but who also do not want to miss out on the advantages offered by the nearby coast of Punta del Este and Maldonado, with their many shops, private schools and universities, medical care, and cultural and sports activities. The Bay of Punta Ballena/Portezuelo and its beautiful beaches are just 9 mi away. Maldonado and adjacent Punta del Este are also just 9 and 12 mi away, respectively.