This luxurious, one-of-a-kind 2,430 sq. ft. Cuenca penthouse has two huge terraces and a private elevator. Touting 1,300 square feet of terrace space altogether, this stunning penthouse is exquisite in its layout and upgrades and also comes with two parking spaces and an oversized bodega (storage area) located in the covered garage.
A private elevator whisks you directly into the foyer of this 3-bedrom, 2.5 bath light and airy penthouse located on the Yanuncay River. A spacious, open concept living, dining and kitchen area and the first of the condo’s two terraces are revealed as soon as you walk in. Soaring Cathedral ceilings with wooden beams, a huge slate and fieldstone gas fireplace serviced by central gas, a spacious separate dining room, and a gourmet kitchen are just the beginning of the amenities this penthouse offers.
Huge windows adorn each side of the large continuous flow living space and beautiful piso flotante floors are found throughout. Unique lighting fixtures and window treatments, as well craftsmen cabinets, tray ceilings, sensor lights in select closets and when you first come off of the elevator, and a plentitude of storage areas make this a very special condo. In addition to the personal elevator that services only your penthouse, there is also a set of emergency, fire exit stairs inside the apartment tucked perfectly behind a beautifully hand-crafted wooden door, providing added security and access.
A sleek black & white cook’s kitchen, designed by the homeowner — a gourmet cook — provides oversized workspaces, tons of storage with efficient and easy pull-outs and storage trays, and sophisticated black & white granite countertops. The tall glassed-in and solid white cabinets offset this kitchen and make it shine. The kitchen also has a large island with a built-in wine storage area and electrical outlets on both sides and in some of the drawers for small appliances. The large refrigerator with an ice machine and lower freezer, an induction stovetop, a range hood, a large GE Profile oven and a washer and dryer located in a spacious, separate laundry room, all come with the purchase price.
Near floor to ceiling sliding glass doors take you from the indoor living area to the first terrace that includes a glassed-in covered, outdoor kitchen with a gas grill also serviced by central gas in the building (no hauling gas cans up to your condo). The outdoor kitchen includes a barbeque area and oven, an eat-in bar — perfect for guests waiting for that grilled steak — and tons of storage and workable space. An inviting covered dining area affords year-round entertaining in addition to the bar area. The terrace has gorgeous views of the river, Turi and the Cajas Mountains at every turn. And, at night, the spectacular Turi church is lit up adding an additional “wow” factor for you and your guests.
An expanse of terrace connects the two larger terraces and is the ideal place for plants and flowers and for additional seating.
The second covered terrace, reached through sliding glass doors in the Master Bedroom and through a side door in the guest bedroom feels like an outdoor family room boasting a complete living room area with an electric fireplace and television and a separate dining area with incredible views. There is also a ceiling fan for all-around comfort on those warmer Cuenca days.
A lovely hallway takes you from the main living space into the sleeping areas which includes three bedrooms. The Master bedroom is en-suite and has a huge expanse of closets leading to the bathroom, and a secondary deep walk-in closet affording plenty of closet space for two people. Each of the guest rooms (one currently being used as an office and sewing room) have ample storage as well. The second bathroom, as well as the Master en-suite, have gorgeous artisanal tile.
Unique lighting fixtures, chandeliers, and designer lighting, plus window-treatments and all of the high-end kitchen appliances, as well as the outdoor grill, come with the property.
The HOA is approximately $250 per month and includes guard service Monday – Friday.
The listing price for this very special condo is $350,000 if the transfer is made directly in the US and $367,500 if an Ecuadorian transaction is made.