Guachapala, Paute





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This glorious and peaceful, 2-bedroom country home near Paute features 2 lots and astounding views and offers you sustainable living, with the opportunity to grow your own food and embrace a self-sufficient lifestyle in a quiet and idyllic rural setting.

The house, which is 240 m2 (2,400 sq. ft) includes one fenced and cross-fenced 5,473.40 m2 lot (lot #10) that features a small pond, canal access and an ancient Canar well. The second lot surrounding the home is 2.598 m2. 

Built to North American standards, this one[-of-a-kind property features a large, great room with gorgeous, vaulted wooden ceilings, a living and dining area, a warm and cozy fireplace and a large outdoor terrace with spectacular views of the Paute reservoir and beautiful mountains and valleys surrounding this country delight. The home has 2.5 bathrooms. Both bedrooms are en suite.

The open-concept living space features a living room, a large dining area, and a kitchen with a serving bar and island, perfect for entertaining. The kitchen has granite countertops and lots of storage. A utility/pantry with washer/dryer connections, cabinets, and a scrub sink is just off the kitchen for ease and convenience.

The primary bedroom, with a bathroom, a walk-in closet, double sinks, a bathtub, and a shower, leads out to the terrace and has floor-to-ceiling windows that mesmerize you with everchanging mountain and valley views.

The guest room is also en suite with large windows, has plenty of closet space and a custom bath, and also leads out to the enticing veranda.

There is an area in the living room that is ideally suited and currently used as an office.  If you are a remote worker with a love of the country, this might be an amazing place to live, as long as you aren't distracted by the beauty! There are also tons of storage places in and around the home, as well as beautiful plantings, gardens, and flowering shrubs.

This unique home in a storybook setting is raised up off the ground and sits on a beautiful, secluded mountaintop for optimal views. Underneath the house, a third bedroom, a mother-in-law's suite, a unique Airbnb apartment, a gym or spa, or a separate home office could easily be added for additional living space or immediate income potential. There is also a flat backyard perfect for an outdoor kitchen, a vegetable garden, or a game area. 

Guachapala is 1000 feet lower in elevation than Cuenca, and as such is warmer and nearly everything grows here, which is perfect for creating a sustainable life. The drive from Guachapala to Cuenca takes about 45 minutes and the charming town of Paute -- which has a town square, good restaurants, shops, banks, and any kind of everyday service -- including a clinic and small hospital -- is only a 10-minute drive.

The home has Internet, a security system, a beautiful wooden gate surrounded by a field stone wall, an intercom phone, separate grey water and septic systems and access to the canal water. This country gem also has high-quality lighting fixtures and electrical outlets consistent with those in the US,

This glorious and peaceful, 2-bedroom country home near Paute, with 2 lots (#9 and #10) is priced to sell at only $210,000. 

Both lots are included in the sale and both lots have underground electricity and city water, as well as access to the canal water. The lots cannot be sold separately. Furnishings in the house are negotiable. Appliances come with the purchase price.

Additional lots in this rural community are also for sale should you want more land. Prices range from $40,0000 to $300,000.