This fabulous turnkey, country retreat on 17 acres of land has non-stop amenities and is situated in one of the most beautiful, unspoiled mountain and valley regions of Ecuador, about 30 minutes from Cuenca.
Designed to North American standards, this incredible 4,000 square foot house boasts 3 bedrooms and four baths, plus a large cook's kitchen, an open concept living, and dining area -- both with fireplaces -- a bar and wine room, a fully-equipped gym, a six-person jacuzzi tub, three outdoor seating areas, Italian Porcelain floors, marble countertops, brick and rock walls, a gorgeous chandelier (on pulleys for easy cleaning), tons of storage space, pull-outs for appliances, a large Butler's pantry with a second sink and refrigerator, and a separate laundry room.
Attention to detail is everywhere in this industrial yet rustic contemporary home, that is an entertainer's dream. The house is also is equipped with 220 heaters for chilly days, the best high-speed Internet available, drinking water that is filtered four times through a special on-site treatment system, a backup emergency generator, 2 propane hot water heaters, 6 additional propane tanks, a brand-new septic system, two security monitors, a transformer, double-paned windows throughout the house, a 15 X 15-foot bodega/ storage room and perfectly landscaped gardens.
The large gourmet kitchen features high-end appliances, including a Bosch microwave and oven, a GE Profile refrigerator, a dishwasher, a five-burner Induction cooktop, and a huge island. The kitchen also has a bed and breakfast gas fireplace contributing to the ambiance and warmth. The kitchen leads to a secondary, glass-enclosed sunroom with another fireplace and a large Blaze grill and outdoor kitchen.
This inviting space includes a table and six chairs, a bar area with views, plus a comfortable seating area welcoming guests as the barbeque sizzles. An outdoor terrace off of this room provides additional seating and entertaining space.
The master bedroom is found on the downstairs level, with floor-to-ceiling windows magnifying the beautiful pastoral views. The en-suite master has a large walk-in closet with specially-designed shoe racks. The oversized master bath features an extra-long bathtub with a view, heated travertine floors, and a Japanese toilet that lights up at night and has bidet features, as well as a warm and comforting seat. The closet and changing area of the walk-in closet conveniently leads into the fully-equipped gym that has spectacular views providing motivation and inspiration.
The other two bedrooms are upstairs (one is currently being used as an office) and are joined together by a stunning windowed hallway that leads into a large seating area for guests that features a mini-kitchen, the six-person jacuzzi tub, and an outdoor terrace with incredible views. The back stairs lead to the gym -- allowing for privacy for both the guest and owner's quarters.
The grounds include a lovely pond, that could easily be filled with trout, ample space for fruit trees, animals, and gardens, and building space for additional casitas or cabins. As such, this property could also be transformed into a retreat or wellness center.
The property is fully furnished and move-in-ready.
Located near Chiquintad, a small Andean town 30 minutes from the cultural capital of Cuenca, Ecuador, this fabulous turnkey country retreat on 17 acres of land is priced at $695,000.