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This turnkey, 1-bedroom downtown Cuenca penthouse with a separate office or guest room is located in the historic colonial district of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cuenca. Spanning almost 1,200 square feet, the penthouse is a premier property that offers spectacular views and an ideal location and is a rare find in El Centro.

Situated just two blocks away from Cuenca’s central town square -- Parque Calderon -- and its beautiful blue-domed cathedral, the penthouse is surrounded by the best restaurants, shops, markets, museums, and entertainment venues in the city. Additionally, the Tranvia (tram) is located directly in front of the building making this property an excellent investment opportunity and a perfect choice for either living or creating an Airbnb that travellers are sure to love.

Located on the 8th top floor at the back of the building, the penthouse ensures a peaceful and quiet atmosphere, yet right outside you are whisked into the heart of downtown. The condo overlooks the courtyard of the stunning San Alfonso church (Plazeta Pedro Toulop), guaranteeing unobstructed 180-degree views that will forever stay.

Access to the penthouse is convenient with a new elevator that takes you to the floor below the unit. A few steps up, and you'll find a glassed-in security door that provides privacy and peace of mind. The personal entryway is shared with just one other apartment, and security cameras are strategically placed throughout the building.

Restored to North American standards eight years ago, the penthouse exudes warmth, charm, and tons of light and cross ventilation and features wooden accents and many built-ins throughout. The apartment is ideal for entertaining with a WOW factor sure to surprise and excite your guests. 

The open-concept living, dining, and kitchen areas offer flexibility in space utilization and decorating options. Large designer mirrors and a wall of picture windows with custom blinds provide breathtaking 180-degree views of the city, including stunning sunrises, captivating sunsets, and a sea of sparkling city lights in the evening. You can also see the blue domes reflected in the mirror adding a wonderful conversation piece and delightful amenity.

The cook's kitchen features spacious granite countertops, double sinks, and beautiful custom-made wooden cabinets. An eat-in bar offers a perfect spot for enjoying a glass of wine, while the chef prepares dinner. The separate, adjoining dining room is ideal for formal meals. A walk-in pantry/laundry room is located off the kitchen for added convenience and storage.

High-quality appliances including a large refrigerator, gas stove-top, oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, large microwave, and Whirlpool washer & dryer are all included in the purchase price. The furnishings shown in the photographs are also included, and the condo is turnkey ready with pots, pans, sheets, towels, and other accessories, allowing for an easy, move-in or an immediate rental or Airbnb investment opportunity.

The penthouse features a spacious en-suite master bedroom with a comfortable Tempurpedic queen-size mattress as well as a second wall of working picture windows, custom blinds, and ample closet space. A wooden barn door leads into the good-sized bathroom. The bed was custom designed and raised to optimize the view. 

The second, smaller bedroom is currently used as an office and includes two desks and additional storage closets, and built-ins along with custom blinds and a window looking into the light shaft. As such, this would be an ideal condo for an at-home or virtual worker, with a dedicated workspace and a beautiful vista-filled penthouse when it's time to rest and relax.

Both bathrooms are well-appointed with high-quality fixtures, beautiful tile work, and excellent lighting. Storage space, fans and/or skylights, and windows provide excellent natural light and ventilation.

This move-in-ready penthouse also comes with a newly installed water pump ensuring great water pressure and hot water availability. A new roof above the penthouse was installed in 2023.

Parking lots are located nearby for those who own a car, and major transportation lines, including the Tranvia, are right at your doorstep. The building is also pet-friendly.

This turnkey, 1-bedroom downtown Cuenca penthouse with a separate office or guest room and stunning views is listed at $154,000 with an average monthly HOA fee of around $100.