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Rudy Adolf


Proust Questionnaire Answers

Good friends invited the Adolfs to Costa Rica to escape winter in New York. Avid world travelers and adventurers, the family instantly fell in love with the natural beauty, the biodiversity and the happiest people on earth.

What is your idea of a perfect trip?

An adventure, an exciting new experience with the kids and good friends.

What is your favorite spot on the peninsula?

Where we take our kayaks into the bay in front of our house, paddling to our secret beach—sorry, the rest is classified.

You completed construction of your home just this year. How are you enjoying it?

Every day is as exciting as the first. Our children love and adore the diverse wildlife.

The modern architecture is intriguing. What was your inspiration?

Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe. We wanted to be able to touch the jungle on one side and the ocean on the other. We wanted to live in nature but be in our home, enjoy the views, the colors and the sounds. We love the outdoors—hence the idea of being outside when you are inside.

What is the most interesting aspect of your home?

Maybe the glass on all sides and combination of ocean and wilderness—every view is so different—or the family of monkeys in the trees. We named it “Magayon” for beauty in Bicolano. It is our oasis.

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