This turnkey downtown 2-bedroom, 2-bath Cuenca investment or live-in penthouse boasts spectacular views and is perfectly situated in the middle of the historic, colonial district of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cuenca. The 1,200 square foot penthouse is just two blocks from El Centro’s famed Parque Calderon and its gorgeous blue-domed cathedral. The city’s best restaurants, shops, markets, museums, and entertainment venues also surround this one-of-a-kind find.
Due to personal issues that the prospective buyer encountered, their loss could be your gain because luxury penthouses in the heart of the city are hard to find.
The highly popular Tranvia (tram) is directly in front of the penthouse building, and future ‘pedestrian only’ streets border the area, making this an incredible investment property and the perfect live-in condo or Airbnb. The penthouse is located on the 8th floor at the back of an office building ensuring peace and quiet. And, the condo looks out onto the beautiful San Alfonso church courtyard (Plazeta Pedro Toulop) so no further construction will ever obstruct your glorious views.
A brand new elevator whisks you up the floor below the penthouse. A few stair steps up and you’ll find a glassed-in security door that provides peace of mind and privacy. This security door leads to your private entryway, shared with one just one other apartment. There are also security cameras strategically located. The warm and inviting penthouse was restored 7 years ago to American standards and is extremely bright and airy.
The open concept living, dining, and kitchen areas allow for a variety of space and decorating options and wonderful entertainment choices, made with expats in mind. A large custom mirror and a huge wall of picture windows with custom blinds reveal spectacular 180-degree views of the city whether it’s an exquisite sunrise, an alluring sunset, or the sparkling lights of the city at night.
The cook’s kitchen has spacious granite countertops, double sinks, and beautiful custom-made wooden cabinets. An eat-in bar offers the perfect spot for drinking a glass of wine, while dinner is served in the separate adjoining dining room. There is also a walk-in pantry/laundry room off the kitchen. Top-of-the-line appliances including a large refrigerator, a gas stove-top, an oven, a dishwasher, garbage disposal, a large microwave, and a Whirlpool washer & dryer are all included in the purchase price, as are all the furnishings pictured in this listing.
The condo is turnkey with pots, pans, sheets, towels, and other accessories that allow you to move right in … or immediately rent the property out. A large en-suite master bedroom, complete with a Tempurpedic queen-size mattress and a wooden pocket door leading into the bathroom, has a second wall of picture windows, custom-made blinds, and ample closet space. The bed was specially designed and raised in order to optimize the spectacular views of the Cathedral and surrounding mountains and rooftops.
The current owners use the second bedroom as an office and have installed a built-in desk and additional large storage closets. There are also custom blinds here, which come with the sale. Two full bathrooms are appointed with the finest fixtures and tile, complete with wonderful lighting, storage space, fans and/or skylights and windows. This move-in ready condo comes with everything you need to start your new life in downtown Cuenca.
From high-end appliances, window treatments, lighting, and furniture, to sheets, towels, pots, pans, glasses, and more. The penthouse even comes with a 48 inch LG flat-screen television. The condo also comes with a newly installed water pump that ensures great water pressure and hot water is always available. Parking lots are close by should you want a car. And major transportation lines, including the Tranvia, are right out your front door. Pets are not allowed in this building.
This turnkey downtown 2-bedroom, 2-bath Cuenca investment or live-in penthouse with stunning views is listed at $167,000. The monthly HOA averages around $100.