This spectacular North American built Challuaabamba home dazzles in its construction and all the little extra touches that make this a very special purchase. Completed just 8 months ago, this 210 sq meter (2260 square feet) 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath duplex country home sits on top of a hill just between Challuabamba — an exclusive and burgeoning bedroom community of Cuenca — and Nulti — a small parish with a population of approximately 4,500 people.
Peace, solitude and absolute dream views are found at every turn, yet this property is only 6 minutes from Cuenca’s largest hospital, Hospital del Rio and 15 minutes to the historic downtown cultural capital of Ecuador. Challuabamba has small grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies and supply stores and is an up and coming neighborhood for both expats and well-to-do Ecuadorians.
The home is built with an open space concept and features high tongue and groove cathedral ceilings, large tempered glass windows for heat and sound management, and a variety of outdoor spaces including a manicured lawn, gardens, a skateboard ramp for kids, a rooftop terrace, and a large bodega that could easily be turned into a studio, office or gym. Large vegetable gardens and a chicken coop are also found on this property, making this the perfect “live off the land” option, with all the modern amenities offered in an urban home.
Upon entering the house you are first struck by the gorgeous chef’s kitchen. An exquisite large marble island with lights underneath offers fun and sophistication and stunning lighted cabinetry, designed by a French master carpenter, provides tons of storage space. High-end appliances including a large double door refrigerator, stovetop, oven, a deep farmhouse sink brought from Canada, a glittering black and white backsplash, and a separate laundry room and pantry complete this gourmet kitchen. There is also a maid’s room.
In the spacious great room, you’ll find a beautiful gas fireplace with a fieldstone surround, lots of windows with ever-changing views, and a dedicated dining room large enough for a table for eight that leads into the kitchen.
Currently, there is a child’s room on the main floor, which could easily be converted into an office, as well as the en-suite master bedroom with a large walk-in closet and patio. Unique stone design elements behind the bed and the roominess of the master, make this a warm and inviting place to relax with a morning cup of coffee while gazing out onto the beautiful rural landscape.
Two bedrooms and a shared bathroom are found downstairs, along a long hallway, each bright and cheerful thanks to the windows and the beautiful views. Sliding glass doors lead from one of the bedrooms to the outside lawn.
A special “surprise” is found outside the home, where a spiral staircase takes you up to a large rooftop terrace with amazing mountain and valley vistas. The home sits on a 1,000-meter lot and outside you also have a super large bodega, currently a storage shed, that could be finished into a studio or gym, two good-sized vegetable gardens, a large yard, and a chicken coup — all you need to start living off the land with the convenience of a modern home near a large metropolitan city.
This Challuabamba country gem comes with all the appliances. Furnishings are negotiable.
The listing price is $333,000.
- Modern Home in Country Setting
- Panoramic Vistas
- Rooftop Terrace