This designer 1-bedroom, luxury turnkey Cuenca apartment in the heart of El Centro was fashioned by a celebrated interior designer from Quito and has all the makings of a New York City Soho loft.

The 750-square foot, ground floor fully-furnished condo has one bedroom and one bath with tons of storage, a fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room and living room areas, and a master bed and bath, with hidden storage, perfect for luggage, lawn chairs or holiday decorations.

The open concept condo comes with everything you need to rent out or move in, including pots and pans, linens, bedding, glassware, plates, coffee pot, and so much more. The striking unit has been a popular Airbnb and long-term rental garnering $675 per month.

Appliances including a washer and dryer, refrigerator, oven, stovetop, and microwave are included in the purchase price. The condo even has a wine refrigerator. A flat-screen television is located in the condo’s bedroom.

This sophisticated offering is found in one of the most exclusive and secure new developments in downtown Cuenca  — Casas del Nogal — situated between the famed Calle Larga and the Tomebamba River. And this particular unit looks out over a beautiful orchid garden.

Located in the center of the historic district — with its top restaurants, museums, shops, coffee houses, and cultural institutions — the building itself is an oasis of calm and serenity, featuring exquisite private gardens and a shared rooftop area designed for quiet livability behind the hustle and bustle of city living.

A 2-level Mercado, with fresh fruits and vegetables, the famed flower market and Parque Calderon with its iconic blue domes are also just blocks away.

A second, private gated entrance is found in the rear of the building and leads to the walking and bike paths along the Tomebamba river making this an ideal combination of city excitement and nature-enhanced beauty. And, right across the river is the “New” Cuenca with lots of restaurants, banks, and shopping and grocery malls.

The condo has its own hot water heater, which is located outside the apartment for safety.  The gas is managed by the HOA so you’ll never run out of gas or have to worry about lugging around gas tanks.

The apartment also has a remote-controlled privacy curtain in the living area and black-out shades in the bedroom, as well as an intercom for screening guests.

The HOA is approximately $100 a month.

The price for this designer 1-bedroom, luxury turnkey Cuenca apartment that is the perfect investment property or live-in downtown condo is $159,000.