This gated Cuenca artist's retreat features a main house, 2 casitas, and a workshop/office space, plus a garage. This is an ideal property for an extended family, an investment property for Airbnb's, or to establish a community of artisans and musicians as it currently is being used for.
The magic of this property is the beautiful and very large green space, with lush gardens, mature trees, the sweet sounds of birds chirping, and multi-colored hummingbirds flitting around to taste the nectar of the flowers that abound. It's truly a special spot tucked behind a private iron gate that whisks you away from all the city noise and traffic and provides a tranquil and calming sanctuary in the middle of the city.
Located in the Crea sector of Cuenca, near the Yanuncay River and the Tranvia Center, the complex sits on 470 sq. meters of land. The main house has 1 bedroom and one studio space hidden behind a beautiful Japanese-style screen that could easily be converted into a 2nd bedroom. Both have heated flooring. There are 2 bathrooms -- one for the master and a second that is shared by casita #1, which could also accommodate an independent bath should the new owners want each casita to be en-suite.
The main house has a great-sized kitchen with a gorgeous arched entryway, a large living room with a warming and attractive gas fireplace, a separate dining room and a covered terrace that is perfect for morning coffee or an afternoon picnic. All of the windows are hand-crafted with strong and visually beautiful wooden materials. Floors are hand-hewn wood and additional unexpected details make this a wonderful, surprising home. The home was lovingly built by an architect and his father-in-law in 2003. The casitas were added in 2015.
The two additional casitas have ample space for queen-size beds, bedside tables, and seating areas.
The asking price for this gated Cuenca artist's retreat with three buildings, a workshop, and a garage on 470 sq. meters of land is $258,000.