In the heart of downtown Cuenca lies an oasis … A 1,055 square foot (98 m2) plant-filled condominium with a central atrium and a spacious and private 399 square foot (37 m2) rooftop terrace.

This totally unique property provides a delightful calm, yet is located in one of the most coveted downtown areas in El Centro, Cuenca, close to restaurants, stores, museums, and steps from the Tomebamba River.

The apartment is located inside a designer building created by the famed development company, ISAM (Inmobiliaria San Alberto Magno), an award-winning company featured in publications including The New York Times. The North American owners worked closely with the development team to ensure all of the features are up to North American standards and they are upgraded, wherever possible, to make this a solid live-in or investment home.

The kitchen comes with all new appliances, and has granite countertops, an induction oven, under counter lights, and a breakfast table facing one of the building’s many flowering courtyards. A dining table is next to the atrium providing an indoor-outdoor feel for more formal dining.

The master bedroom suite has a large window that also looks into the atrium, and is equipped with black-out curtains from Hunter Douglas for those “lazy” sleep-in mornings. A separate dressing room and walk-in closet leads to the master bath, that includes a skylighted shower.

A second room off the master can be used as a TV room, den, work space or second bedroom depending upon the needs and interests of the buyers.

There is also a small office off the kitchen/living area, and the condo features fiber optic capabilities. The condo is also wired for Direct TV.

In addition, there is a skylighted social or guest bathroom that includes a Whirlpool washer and electric dryer that is included in the purchasing price.

Hot water is supplied by the apartment’s own tank-type electric heater, located on the roof. This water heater is specially designed to allow the addition of a thermo-siphoning solar collector. The hot water lines are insulated. Hot-water temperature remains consistent at any flow. All of the apartment is electric.

The amazing roof top terrace is awaiting your own design and brilliance, and features panoramic downtown views looking in three different directions.

This one-of-a-kind, country-in-the-city condo is listed at $175,000 and includes all appliances and furniture. There is some negotiating capabilities if no furniture is required.