An award-winning Cuenca architect’s home is on the market for the first time, and it is a modern, designer’s dream, located in a fabulous country and mountainside setting just 12 minutes from Cuenca. The 375 square meter house also comes with a 4000 square meter lot, and an additional forest and mountain area adjacent to the property that is 5000 square meters, adding beauty, security and possible expansion for small casitas or gardens.
This spectacular 4-bedroom, 4 bath open concept home has been featured in numerous architectural and design magazines, as well as in the book “Casas XXI". Upgrades and amenities are found at every turn, including a gorgeous fully-equipped outdoor kitchen with a stove, oven, grill, hood, refrigerator and tons of counter and storage space.
A two-car covered garage, and an additional inside garage (both with automatic garage door openers) provide plenty of parking space. The inside garage is currently being used as an entertainment room with a ping-pong table, a mudroom area with a sink for taking off muddy outdoor clothes and gear, and tons of storage for bikes, seasonal items, and extras. There is a large laundry room going from the garage up the stairs to the main house.
A music room, “man-cave”, and bar area is located off the main house and is perfect for entertaining, practicing with the band, or to be turned into as a separate office should the new owners work at home. A dog pen and dog run area is located near the secure front gate, and if the new owners would like a precious and friendly guard dog and pet, this can also be arranged.
The open concept kitchen is large with tons of storage, counter space, and a giant island … perfect for your whole family and guests who are sure to want to visit this magical home. All high-end appliances and furnishings are included in the purchase price.
A beautiful gas fireplace, a sophisticated surround sound music system provides ambience and music in any room of the house.
Views abound in this stunning area, just 600 meters off the main road and a 10-mintue drive to Hotel Ore Verde – one of Cuenca’s top hotels. Perched on a hill, with outstanding vistas of the city and the famed El Cajas National Park, this is the ideal home for someone looking for quiet solitude and beauty, just minutes from the cultural capital of Cuenca.
Natural, spring-fed fresh water from the mountain is further purified with a 4-filtration system located on the property, ensuring pure and delicious water, with no chemicals or chlorine. An excellent septic tank that does not pollute the soil, garbage collection right outside your private gate, Fiber Optic high-speed Internet, city electricity and Direct TV are also available.
The home is constructed of stone, concrete and steel, is earthquake resistant, has thermal insulation, infrared heating underneath the floors, and fits seamlessly into its gorgeous mountainside backdrop. Double-pained windows, eastern exposures in all the bedrooms, bamboo rain showers, skylights, and solar lights, plus meticulously placed outdoor security and accent lights make this home virtually glow day or night.
The listing price for this award-winning Cuenca architect’s home with 2 large plots of land is $530,000.