Surf & Luxury: Right at Your Backyard
Dreamt of an elite coastal living experience, akin to that of a multimillionaire footwear tycoon—where the Pacific’s renowned surf waves are just a stroll away or where nature’s serenity encapsulates your abode?
If a spare $4 million sounds feasible, then the picturesque Costa Rican property of Toms Shoes’ Blake Mycoskie could be your ideal investment. Perfect for those looking to sink their feet… or rather, their soles into luxury.
Elegant Architecture Amid Nature
Perched amidst lush greenery at the Nicoya Peninsula’s southern tip, in the upscale Playa Hermosa area of Santa Teresa, this state-of-the-art residence, completed in 2020, is a marvel by architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe of Studio Saxe. Named “Naia”, the estate presents two unique homes, side-by-side, enveloped in tranquility.
The front features a single-story home with an intimate garden and pool, while its counterpart, a larger double-storied house, offers another private pool. Designed around central pathways, the homes distinctly segregate open-plan social spaces from private bedrooms. The alfresco dining in the primary house is particularly captivating with its magnificent double-height atrium.
Cumulatively, the estate offers six bedrooms and eight bathrooms within a spacious 6,400 square feet. The minimalist interiors exude elegance with polished floors, concrete walls, and exquisite teak screens. Sustainability hasn’t been overlooked, with naturally illuminated rooms, solar water heaters, and rainwater harvesting for irrigation.
The Man Behind the Mansion
Mycoskie, recently wedded to ex-model Molly Holm, initiated Toms in 2006, post an Argentina visit where he was moved by barefooted children. For every shoe sold, he pledged to donate a pair. Making headlines, he generously pledged $100 million (about a quarter of his fortune) towards the study of psychedelics’ therapeutic potential.
For those keen, the property listing is managed by Andrea Bissinger and Reese Langston of 2Costa Rica Real Estate.