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Genesis, Costa Rica


New oceanfront building features country's first all-glass design PUNTARENAS, Costa Rica. The real estate development firm Caspi International Inc. has begun pre-sales for a new 14-story oceanfront condominium tower in Costa Rica that sets a new standard for high-end real estate in Latin America.

The $120 million Genesis Puntarenas, as it will be known, is Costa Rica`s first all-glass multifamily residential building. It will also be home to the world`s largest penthouse, a sprawling 68,459-square-foot, 10-bedroom masterpiece with three stories of living space, a private helipad, swimming pool and tennis court.

The penthouse and the building`s 47 other living units are defined by their floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls and expansive private all-glass terraces, which will allow homeowners to incorporate the country`s lush landscape into their living space.

Genesis Puntarenas offers investors the chance to capitalize on one of the hottest real estate markets in the world today - and the surge in `ecotourism`- by taking ownership in a truly groundbreaking residential building that is like no other in all of Costa Rica.

The development of this luxurious and distinctively modern building is timed to coincide with a surge of development activity in Costa Rica. According to the U.S. Department of State, roughly 50,000 American citizens, including many retirees, now call Costa Rica home, and more than 700,000 American citizens visit Costa Rica annually.

Genesis Puntarenas is expected to be completed by mid 2010 and will be located in the Pacific Coast city of Puntarenas, about a half-hour drive from the capital city of San Jose via the region`s new six-lane toll road.

Units are priced from $473,000 to $3.3 million and will showcase top-of-the line treatments including marble floors, quartz countertops and brand-name stainless steel appliances. Among other premium amenities, the property will offer residents a bi-level fitness center, an infinity pool with a swim-up bar, as well as an on-site restaurant, lounge, wine cellar, cigar parlor and business