This 1-bedroom condo in the new, award-winning Casa del Huerto in downtown Cuenca is the only unit for sale in this most desired, newly-built residential condo building in the heart of El Centro, and just one block from the beautiful Tomebamba River. It was built by downtown's premier development company, ISAM, which has designed and built six projects in the historic district. They are also developing a new project that will be finished in early 2025 (https://ecuadoratyourservice.com/listing/245)
This 731.31 sq. ft El Centro gem has never been lived in and is just waiting for someone who has wanted to live in a restored colonial building in the heart of downtown Cuenca. These kinds of condos rarely come on the market -- especially in a brand-new building -- so this is an extra special listing. This building also has an elevator directly across from the condo for your convenience.
The condo is unique in that it takes up one side of the old part of the colonial house on the second floor. A private door takes you into a long hall with windows opening to the central courtyard below. The open-concept living, dining and kitchen areas are located as your first come into the home, and down the hall are the bedroom and bathroom. The hallway, in essence, is an internal patio for your enjoyment, that also brings in light, fresh air, and a view of the courtyard.
The condo is painted white with wooden floors and wooden kitchen cabinets giving it a fresh and modern look. The living room/dining room space is flanked by two windows looking out into your private hallway and terrace area, where the other windows that open onto the courtyard are located.
The bedroom has ample space for a queen-size bed and it also has lots of closets. The bathroom is small but adequate and is en suite.
Casa del Huerto was completed in August 2022 and combines the old colonial style with modern features and amenities, joining the two in perfect harmony. Located in a privileged area in the historic center of Cuenca, close to restaurants, cafes, museums, high-end and local stores, a Mercado, and just three blocks from the central park, Parque Calderón, Casa del Huerto is also close to a bridge that takes you to the new part of Cuenca with additional restaurants, banks, shops, and hospitals.
The elegant building located on Benigno Malo, has 19 beautiful condos, with one, two and three bedrooms, plus two commercial stores. The lovely white, brick building has a door surrounded by an original tile art piece designed by Cuenca’s best-known ceramicist Eduardo Vega. Indoor condo doors are created out of refurbished wood, adding to the old-world feel of this upscale building.
Casa del Heurto is on a street with no buses, making it quiet and peaceful inside, yet with the excitement of the city right at your doorstep. Builders have taken extra efforts with a sound engineer from Quito to ensure that very little street noise disturbs this oasis in the city.
The condo is located in the rehabilitated part of this historic house, centring around a gorgeous Zen-like, stone courtyard with artisanal tile. A preserved tree and flowering plants complete the distinctive entryway.
In the new part of the refurbished building is a contemporary wing with units surrounded by two interior outdoor patios (Patio del Limón and Patio del Cedrón). These patios include traditional gardens, a large roof terrace with views of the cobblestoned streets and the historic center of Cuenca (including the iconic domes of the emblematic new Cathedral) and an urban “huerto” or orchard, that includes an amazing water feature spanning the length of this outside shared, community spot. There is also parking for bicycles, plus two elevators. This condo comes with a small storage unit, or bodega found on the ground floor of the building. There is also a garbage room located here.
Casa del Huerto recently was awarded the coveted "José María Vargas Award" for best historical renovation by the city of Cuenca and marks the second ISAM building garnering such a distinction.
The listing price for this 1-bedroom condo in the new, award-winning Casa del Huerto building in downtown Cuenca is $95,000. The monthly HOA fee is $76.15.