This luxurious and spacious 3,775 sq. ft Cuenca triplex Riverview penthouse boasts 3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, an open concept living and dining room, a second lounge area, a gourmet kitchen, a TV room and office, a laundry room, and a 3rd-floor atrium, solarium and art studio with spectacular 360-degree views of the Tomebamba River, red city rooftops, and Turi. The unit also has 2 beautiful terraces found on the second floor. The 3-story property, located on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors, in a 24/7 security and elevator building, also comes with 2 parking spaces and 2 bodega storage units.
Located in an ideal location, next to the soothing sounds of the river, the penthouse is a 15-minute walk to Supermaxi, Las Americas, Feria Libre, Cuenca's largest Mercado, and the tram. The high-end building is surrounded by great restaurants, stores, cafes, pharmacies, banks, and the popular, Oro Verde hotel. Should you want to walk to the historic area of Cuenca, it is a 35-minute walk or minutes on the tram and with public transportation. As you walk into this unique penthouse you are immediately struck by the open-concept living space which includes a large living room with an electric fireplace, a formal dining room, and a lounge area for more casual relaxing. This room is equipped with plumbing that could be used to create a wet bar for entertaining as well. Two sliding glass doors and lots of southern-facing windows provide a light and airy feeling to the penthouse and bring fresh air and river breezes that are hard to find in El Centro.
High-quality finishings are found throughout this special penthouse, including exotic tropical mahogany, chanul, and caoba hardwoods; crown moldings, skylights, display cabinets, coved ceilings, and unique Amazonian hardwood kitchen cabinets with cut-outs that are stunning. The pride of craftmanship shines through here, compared to new high rises with mdf and cheaper materials. The separate, large chef's kitchen has a breakfast nook where you can gaze out at the river and the Eucalyptus-lined park and the river walking path, while sipping your morning coffee. The gourmet kitchen has 9 meters of granite countertops and pull-outs and modern add-ons and upgrades that make this a chef's dream. The kitchen also has a dramatic skylight that brings light into the area. as well as under-counter lighting. Kitchen appliances are negotiable, as are some of the furniture pieces.
Off the kitchen, through a lovely wooden door, is a large laundry room, a storage area, and a small bathroom. On the first floor, there is also a grand (32 sq. meters or 344 sq. ft) primary bedroom with crown moldings, large windows that welcome the morning sun, and new piso flotante wooden floors. The bedroom has a wall of four custom closets with drawers and hanging spaces and a small electric fireplace for ambience and extra warmth on those chilly Cuenca nights. The primary bathroom has a large glass-enclosed step-up Jacuzzi tub and shower, natural light, and river views.
A good-sized guest bedroom with its own private bathroom is also found on the first floor, as is a powder or social bathroom and an inviting entryway. All of the bathrooms have artistic ceramic tiling from floor to ceiling for easy maintenance and a finished, decorative look. Three of the bathrooms have showers, and two of them have bathtubs.
The second floor has a third bedroom with a long Juliet balcony offering views of the river and Turi. A larger terrace with an outdoor sink and grilling area is perfect for entertaining. The second floor also includes a large TV and reading room and an office, with 2 computer workstations that have roll-out drawers for keyboards and printers, glass display cabinets and bookshelves, and ample room for at-home workers to get a full day's work done, while luxuriating in a spacious, light-filled room.
The third floor has an amazing atrium and solarium with spectacular 360-degree views of the Tomebamba River, Turi, and the Cajas Mountains that can be seen from the gorgeous granite bar located under the glass domes. There is also a covered art studio/crafts area here -- perfect for hobbyists or serious painters or sculptors, thanks to the beautiful natural light that streams into this distinctive space. New PVC flooring completes this atrium.
The perfectly situated building has 24/7 security, and an elevator, and the monthly HOA is $237.
The asking price for this luxurious and spacious 3,775 sq. ft Cuenca triplex Riverview penthouse which includes a crystal atrium, 2 terraces, 2 parking spaces, 2 bodegas and a great location is $298,500, negotiable.