New renderings of a luxury residential project in historic El Centro, Cuenca were just revealed by ISAM, the development company in charge of the construction of this exciting new condo building. More than half of the units are already sold, so now is the time to reserve your spot, and get ready for a taste of the best of downtown living in this fabulous new elevator building.

The building is located in a patrimonial historic colonial building in the heart of Cuenca and will feature 18 modern, light and airy one and two-bedroom apartments and two commercial spaces.

Some of the condos will be located in the rehabilitated central portion of this historic house, while others will be in a contemporary wing to be built in the back of the building. Interior patios, including a traditional orchard (huerto), a large rooftop terrace with views of beautiful, downtown Cuenca (and even the iconic Blue Domes) and an urban vegetable garden, plus two elevators will make this one of the most sought-after buildings in Old Town. The completion date for Casa del Huerto is estimated to be May, 2022.

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the revival and renaissance of real estate in downtown Cuenca, you’ve no doubt heard of ISAM.

Founded in 2007, ISAM is one of the most highly respected development companies in Ecuador with a special reputation among Gringos and overseas clients due to their North American standard construction practices. The company’s projects have been featured in prestigious design and architectural publications including The New York TimesRevista Habitar, Casas, Vistazo, Construcción & Diseño, ARQ. and the book 1000x Architecture of the Americas, among others.

ISAM has produced six residential buildings in El Centro since its inception, and recently received the prestigious Fray Jose Maria Vargas Architectural Award for excellence in architecture from the Cuenca Municipality for their last project, Casas del Ciprés. In 2019 Casas del Ciprés also won first prize for “Best Design” in Ecuador at the XXI Pan American Architecture Biennial in Quito and received a second prize in the International category.

The new project, Casa del Huerto, will be located on Benigno Malo between Calle Larga and Juan Jaramillo in a prime downtown location near restaurants, cafes, museums, shops and just four blocks from the center of town and Parque Calderon. The building is also only one block from the lovely Tomebamba River and its walking and bike paths, as well as to one of the bridges taking you into the new section of Cuenca.

The developers have shared their desire to blend the old and the new seamlessly, providing an opportunity to live in one of Cuenca’s beautiful colonial buildings, while having all the modern amenities including tons of natural light, double-paned windows where needed, high ceilings, modern lines, and special architectural details that will make this property shine. Original flooring, beams, doors, tin ceilings, and tiles will be kept wherever possible in the colonial section of the building.

Apartments are one and two-bedroom units ranging in size from a 39.30 sq. meter condo with a 21 sq. meter terrace, to a 120.70 sq. meter apartment with a 16.28 sq. meter terrace. Prices range from $74,000 to $196,000.

There is currently a lack of quality innovative downtown buildings with modern touches, so Casa del Huerto condos are sure to go fast — especially with ISAM’s reputation and appeal.

If you’re interested in reviewing floorplans, seeing price plans and sizes of condos or meeting with the developers to discuss specific condos and see 3-d renderings, please contact Ashley at Ecuador At Your Service at

Property Features

  • Elevator Building
  • Prime Downtown Cuenca Location
  • Rooftop Terraces
  • Indoor Patios and Gardens