This beautiful Puertas del Sol home, with an elegant back yard garden, a front yard rock garden, and an upstairs terrace is 2,088 square feet (194 sq. meters) with 1,959 square foot (182 sq. meters) of terraced and landscaped land surrounding the house. The home has three bedrooms and three additional rooms that could be converted into bedrooms should the buyer so desire, as well as four baths. It is located in Puertas del Sol, one of the most desired neighborhoods in Cuenca. Located only a half block from the Tomebamba River -- and its walking and biking paths, plus exercise areas -- the home is found on a private Cul-de-Sac with a 24-hour a day guard service, ensuring safety and quiet surroundings.
A private park, open only to the residents of this exclusive neighborhood, features volleyball and basketball courts and green spaces with areas for children to play. This special house is built to North American standards and has new ceilings with lovely ornamental details, and a new red-tiled roof complete with a newly-installed membrane underneath the tiles, enabling better insulation and protection from the elements. The home also offers double, Thermopane windows that offer peace and quiet, in an already quiet residential area. Downstairs, you'll find an open concept living area leading out to the the gorgeously landscaped garden and lawn area ... setting the mood for the perfect indoor/outdoor experience.
The kitchen has all new appliances including a gas stove and gas oven, plus a refrigerator. Granite countertops, plenty of counter space, an eat-in bar area, and an additional prep area with sink, make this a great entertaining kitchen and living space. A top-of-the-line electric water tank ensures instant hot water in every shower and faucet. The kitchen also has a large walk-in pantry with wooden shelving that can hold all your pantry items, extra food, and large kitchen appliances. Off the kitchen is an oversized laundry room with a skylight, featuring a washing machine that comes with the purchase, as well as hanging areas for air drying your clothes. The room is big enough to accommodate a full-size dryer should the buyer want that.
A maid's room with small bathroom is directly off the laundry room and could be easily converted to a sauna or an extra storage room. A small den or office space, looking out onto front gardens, with an exquisite rock garden, has a working fireplace and an en-suite bath, as well as under-the-stairs storage space. A room, currently being used as a workshop for the owner, could be converted into an additional en-suite bedroom, as water and pipes are already in place. Partially finished, with beautiful wood paneling, one can easily see the potential of this bonus room. A coat closet -- rare in Cuenca -- is perfectly situated right next to the front door for ease and convenience and a lovely landscaped front yard, gated entry, and parking area are in front to greet guests.
Walk up the beautifully appointed wooden staircase (all woodwork has recently been restored) and you'll find a large office space, that could be used as a TV room, with brand new parquet floors. A skylight brings light and warmth into this perfect work or relaxation area. Off this room are two bedrooms: a Master Suite with en-suite bath and walk-in closet, and a Guest Suite featuring two separate bedroom areas separated by a common room where a couch, desk or relaxing area can be situated. The guest suite leads out onto the large-sized terrace overlooking the backyard. To accommodate guests, the terrace leads down into the backyard garden and into the home, allowing visitors to come and go from the house without disturbing their upstairs hosts. The guest suite utilizes the guest bathroom in the hall, with a large walk-in shower and skylight. The Master bath also boasts a beautiful skylight, letting warmth and light into this space. There is also a large attic, reachable by pull-down stairs in the upstairs hall, for added storage or for an additional bedroom or storage area.
This exceptional home is listed at $225,000 firm.