This beautiful 4-bedroom,3-bath Cuenca Riverfront home has exquisite stone and wood architectural details that dazzle your senses. Sitting on a corner lot in front of the Tomebamba River and a tree-lined linear park, this one-of-a-kind property is located in Urbanización Valle de Los Rios, a friendly residential neighborhood just off the old Pan American Highway.

Plantings, flowering bushes and mature trees make this home feel tranquil and peaceful. There is a good-sized front lawn, and the welcoming walking paths along the river extend the opportunities to be in the great outdoors. There is also a new bridge across the river that provides additional exercise and relaxing spaces, as well as a short-cut walk to Cuenca’s famous zoo.

This perfect 240-meter family home sits on a quiet corner on a 200-meter lot and has unique architectural details at every turn. Wood and stone, beamed ceilings, river rock walls, a working fireplace, a driveway that accommodates at least two cars, and a  fenced-in security gate are just some of the amenities.

There are A-frame cathedral ceilings, an amazing hand-crafted spiral wooden staircase, stone archways, colorful cut-outs to display favorite artwork and two living areas — a more formal living room and a family room with a working fireplace.  There is also an eat-in kitchen area and laundry room, plus a separate dining room. Upstairs is a sitting room with a terrace overlooking the river, an office space, and two bedrooms and a bath.

The large master suite on the third floor has its own spacious bathroom and a balcony with spectacular river views. The master also has a walk-in closet and an area currently designated as a workout corner.

This special house, on the Tomebamba Rivers, exudes charm, artisan touches, and a wonderful. homey feeling. It is an ideal location for buyers wanting to be close to Cuenca, but with outdoor space and more bang for your buck.

The solid construction home is built of cement, adobe, and wood and is 14-years-old.

The listing price for this very distinctive craftsman home is $260,000. Furnishings and appliances are negotiable.