This 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home is located in Paradise Cove in the Red Cliff Community of Utila.
Located east of the main part of town, The House of the Rising Sun is far away from the noise of traffic but close enough to ride into the centre of town on a golf cart or scooter in less than ten minutes to run an errand or to enjoy a meal at a restaurant.
This home enjoys the constant sounds of the waves and cooling effects of the Trade Winds as well as spectacular ocean views from the expansive porch which include Roatan, Cayos Cachinos and the beautiful mountains behind La Ceiba on the mainland of Honduras.
Construction was started in early 2014 on this spacious home which has been specifically designed and constructed with materials to withstand the wind and salt conditions of Utila’s Eastern Shore.
The layout is simplistic with a large Great Room encompassing the kitchen, dining room and living room with a bedroom, connecting bathroom and closet on either side of the Great Room.
The house is situated high on Paradise Cove and it is possible to enter the sea in front of the house down a short path from the back door.
The ground floor of the home has the third bedroom and bathroom-perfect for a guest or rental suite.
The Bodega (Garage), a smaller work Bodega, the 18,000 Gallon water cistern and all utilities are also located there.
The home features patios on both the ocean facing and road facing sides of the home leading off of the main floor 'great room', making outdoor living comfortable in any weather.
Construction Specifics: All exterior walls are made with insulated concrete (“SIP” walls). In place of cement block 2” insulated panels with steel reinforcement are placed between solid 12” X 12” concrete piers. The paneling is then sprayed with 2” of concrete on both sides. The effect is significantly less heat transfer than standard cement block.
Interior walls are constructed using Honduran Pine, Insulation and finished drywall. Main floor was structurally engineered to US standards for tile and consists of 2” x 12” floor joists (blocked every four feet), ¾” Marine Ply, 5/8” Plywood and then 3mm Panilet to insure that the tile will NOT lift or shift.
All windows and glass doors are laminated safety glass with 3/16” and 1/8” glass with lamination in between. All opening windows are made from hardwood and use bronze hardware.
All cabinets, vanities and doors are custom built with hardwood (Rosetto) Main Floor Tile is a combination on Ceramic “Wood” tile on the interior and Porcelain non-slip on the exterior.
Special Features: Grade “A” Blue Pearl Granite Kitchen counters and back splash.
High Volume Air circulation fans, Back-up gas generator with manual transfer switch,
Filtration and Sterilization Water System – No need for bottles water 8’ X 10’
Green House for growing vegetables and herbs
Split Unit A/C units 24 and 22 low energy consumption Seers units
Chain Link Fence surrounds the property for privacy and security
Two “On-Demand” hot water heaters to provide immediate hot water with minimal wasted cold water.
19 Coconut Palm Trees all with grey water irrigation system Entire Road Side Yard is brilliant green ground cover with beautiful purple flowers – NO WATER REQUIRED!
Large Palapa and driftwood to add a dimension to the roadside yard.
All wood furniture inside and outside is either Teak or Eucalyptus Hardwood with Sunbrella Fabric.
Main Floor opening windows and doors have screens made with high quality vinyl sand fly screen.
This home will be sold furnished and comes with a $2,500 one year limited warranty that will cover the repair or replacement of the following items: Washer/Dryer, Refrigerator, Televisions, Modem/Router, Instant Hot Water Units (3), Dishwasher, Water Pump, Air Conditioners.