These landscaping features, and the home's construction with thermal bricks, make air-conditioning unnecessary and reduce operating costs. Built according to German engineering standards, Casa Abanico is constructed with an earthquake-proof steel corset, most of it elegantly tucked away behind a well-crafted facade.Currently configured with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in approximately 285 m2 (3068 sq. ft) of constructed space, Casa Abanico is readily adaptable for additional bedrooms. The two distinct levels are carefully offset not only to allow cross-ventilation, but also to provide either room for large families or the opportunity to rent the levels separately. On the upper floor there is an open kitchen/dining/living area, laundry room, guest bath and
master bedroom with attached bathroom. An outdoor deck flows seamlessly with the indoor space, creating the perfect entertaining backdrop. An additional deck on the rooftop provides expansive views.The lower floor includes another large open kitchen /dining/living space flanked by 2 bedrooms, each with its own private bath. A recently added independent building currently houses a workshop and extra room with a full bath, which can be used for storage, maid or caretaker quarters, or converted into a casita for additional income. The house is being offered fully furnished with exquisite custom-designed primavera woodwork.Casa Abanico has a pergola carport and plenty of off-street parking space. The roofs are fitted with a rainwater collection system that fills a large (approx. 12,000 gallons) cistern within the first month of the rainy season. The plumbing system is pressurized and hot water is delivered via a 300 liter (80 gallon) stainless steel solar heater tank with a roof-mounted collector. Electricity comes from the grid, although the design readily facilitates installation of solar.Casa Abanico offers one of the best values in Playa Litibú, a small community of individually designed hillside and beach homes. The Litibú Homeowners' Association is comprised of international residents of all age groups and is known for promoting good neighborhood relations, security, road maintenance, beach clean-up and recycling programs as well as its active community work with schools in the neighboring village of Higuera Blanca. Playa Litibú and Casa Abanico are situated in the area adjacent to Punta Mita, with its
prestigious hotels such as the Four Seasons and St. Regis. The Hilton Conrad is slated to open just up the Litibú beach in March, 2020 and a Greg Norman signature golf course is within walking distance.