Highland bargain in Boquete

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The first houses are close to completion. The high bamboo ceiling and central skylight add a tropical touch.

The first houses are close to completion. The high bamboo ceiling and central skylight add a tropical touch.

Responding to a market trend, a company in the highland town of Boquete is developing what it calls “affordable quality homes.” Lemon Grove Boquete, aptly named for the plantation of organic lemon trees in the district of Jaramillo Abajo among which the houses are situated, is marketing a two-bedroom house for $175,189.

The houses offer everything you would expect in a luxury home which could cost double that figure, including a stunning view down to the Pacific coastline.

The patio affords a stunning view down to the Pacific Ocean.

The patio affords a stunning view down to the Pacific Ocean.

The lots are between 700 and 1,000 m2 which gives ample space for a garden. The houses are constructed to U.S. standards with steel stud frame walls faced with sheetrock. The living area is open plan with a high open beam ceiling and a central skylight giving soft, bright illumination. The ceiling uses Canadian pine and bamboo for a tropical feel. The kitchen is ample, with granite worktops. More information at lemongroveboquete.com

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  1. Bob said:

    Sounds like a real ripoff to me only for gringos….steel frame with sheetrock is a cheaply built home, it appears that these homes would suit the $65,000 range of prices better…..

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