This fabulous, fully furnished, one-bedroom, 1.5 bath, loft style condo, in one of Cuenca’s most prestigious buildings – Casa San Sebastian – is now for sale. And, it's all about Location, Location, Location! The condo is perfectly situated, just 2 blocks from San Sebas Park and a five-minute walk down prestigious Simon Bolivar Avenue to the town center: Parque Calderon.
The loft is surrounded by some of the city’s top restaurants and cafes, art galleries, and high-end stores and shops. An indigenous fruit and vegetable market is only three blocks away. Nearby hospitals, malls, and museums are also abundant in this historic neighborhood. This turnkey apartment, complete with all appliances, furnishings, and amenities, is move-in ready and available for immediate occupancy. The lovely apartment is ideal as a live-in pied-à terre, but is also a valuable investment or rental property.
The modern, stylish 2-story unit is tucked into a 100-year-old refurbished colonial building, complete with a lush plant-filled inner courtyard, original wood flooring and railings, and two beautifully appointed common spaces. The outdoor living room and a rooftop plaza are perfect for relaxation, scenery, sunbathing and that peaceful morning cup of coffee or glass of wine at sunset. Casa San Sebastian has been featured in The New York Times and numerous national style and design magazines and was the first colonial building in Cuenca to be converted into modern loft apartments, less than a decade ago. It is well known as an architectural landmark in the historic downtown area of Cuenca.
The condo has an open-concept plan with living, dining, and kitchen located on the first floor, along with a social (guest) bath. The second floor en-suite master bedroom opens out onto the covered, outdoor living room, offering the owner an adjacent outdoor living space that expands the utility of the unit. This safe and secure, move-in ready apartment comes with nearly new custom-designed craftsman furniture, linens, towels, dishes, glassware, dishwasher, oven, stove, microwave, and washer and dryer – all included in the purchase price. The condo is equipped with high-speed Internet and Direct TV connections. There is also a small bodega (storage unit) on the first floor of the building.
The $169 per month HOA fee includes building insurance, water, gas, three weekly trash pick-ups and building cleaning, as well as Fiber Optics Internet. The gas (stove) and electric bill are in the range of $15 per month. The asking price for this perfectly located, downtown gem is $120,000 including all the appliances and furnishings.