This fabulous Paute hacienda has land, orchards, views, and a huge potential to be a glorious, Spanish-style villa with original stone floorings, ornate metal hand-crafted doors, bamboo ceilings, a winding wooden staircase, and a large wood oven that heats the entire home. The windows were made by a skilled iron craftsman who gave the material an identical finish to wood. Instead of curtains, the house has period-style wooden shutters that can be opened to let the fresh country air in during the day and closed to provide darkness and security at night.
The almost 300 meters (3229 sq. ft) house sits on 3000 square meters (nearly an acre) of land with mature fruit trees, manicured lawns, overflowing palm trees, flowering bushes, and land to build additional casitas should you want to expand your living options.
The current home has 4 bedrooms on the ground floor, 3 complete bathrooms, 1 social bathroom, an integrated dining room and kitchen area, and a great room with a wood stove. A gorgeous porch overlooking the Paute valley, adds to the feel of an old country plantation, yet the property was built in 2005.
The mixed structure of concrete, metal, and brick panelon is covered by a calcareous mixture that imitates the old adobe walls of Andean constructions. In addition, the wooden lintels and doors add an extra touch to the hacienda design.
On the second floor, there is a loft that can accommodate more than 10 beds should you want to make this a vacation, rental or conference Airbnb. A full bathroom can easily be built in the loft area, which has two distinct levels of living space.
The hacienda is just 25 minutes from Cuenca, in the Paute El Cabo sector, in Rumihurco. This area is known for fabulous huge stones and sweeping vistas, with one of the best microclimates in the Highlands.
The property has two entrances: One from the paved road that goes from the Europa bridge to Paute and the second through a second-tier road 50 meters from the main highway.
Additionally, the property has a reservoir for irrigation water that is fed by the Crea water channel.
The home also has a cistern and hydro-pneumatic system for piped water.
This is an incredible find, in a beautiful setting, and with a little love and labor, this hacienda-style house could be one of the nicest homes in the area. Perfect for a family, a vacation spot, or even as a conference center in a luscious tropical-feel location.
The listing price for this fabulous Paute hacienda is $ 237,000.