This impressive 2-bedroom unfurnished condo in historic, Old Town, Cuenca is approximately 1,600 square feet and has 2. 5 bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows, beautiful red brick floors, an electric fireplace and sophistication worthy of downtown living.

The condo, located in the multiple award-winning building, Casas del Cipré, is located on the popular Calle Larga. Calle Larga is known for its fine restaurants, museums, markets, cafes and shops. The building has a second entrance on the beautiful walking path of the Tomebamba River, so it is perfect for nature-lovers looking for a sense of calm and serene right in the heart of the city center.

The building, which has a shared rooftop, beautiful gardens, and a water feature, recently received the prestigious Fray Jose Maria Vargas Architectural Award for excellence in architecture from the Cuenca Municipality.

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 the second prize in the International category.

This modern condo comes with all appliances including a wine cooler, five-burner stove, a range hood, a double door Maytag refrigerator, and a Whirlpool dishwasher. The open-concept living space features a ceiling fan and a gorgeous electric fireplace with a hand-crafted mantlepiece and surround. Custom drapery is also included in the purchase price.

The red brick floors warm this special apartment that has floor-to-ceiling windows in the open living area. The living room has ample space for a large couch, two chairs and a cocktail table, while the dining area can accommodate a table with eight chairs.

The two spacious bedrooms are en suite and both include bathtubs … something rarely seen in Cuenca. The master bath also has a bidet.

The condo has tons of closet and storage space, as well as a bodega. The social, guest bath is off the kitchen and there is a large separate laundry room there as well.

This gem in the heart of the historic downtown, El Centro area of Cuenca is listed at $225,000

The owner also owns a 2-story, 1937.50 square foot commercial space on the ground floor — which he used as an art gallery.  Should the buyer be interested in buying both the condo and the commercial space for a live/work situation, negotiations are possible.