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This luxury, furnished 1-bedroom Cuenca condo has 2 intimate gardens, is 800 sq. ft and feels even bigger thanks to the floor to ceiling glass separating the living space from the gardens. Fully furnished with custom-made pieces, this special offering is found in one of the most exclusive and secure newer developments in El Centro — Casas del Cipres — situated between the famed Calle Larga and the Tomebamba River. 

Located in the center of the historic district — with its top restaurants, museums, shops, coffee houses, and cultural institutions — the building itself is an oasis of calm and serenity. A private gated entrance in the rear of the building leads to the walking and bike paths along the river making this an ideal combination of city excitement and nature-enhanced beauty. Inside the building is an exquisite common garden with avocado trees, and a shared rooftop with views of the famed blue domes of the Cathedral … Cuenca’s landmark.  

This warm and inviting apartment has a large open-concept layout, with an entrance area where you can leave your keys and shoes (or make it into a bar, as there is a built-in wine rack and a space for a wine refrigerator to extend the entertaining area.) The living room has a couch that can be converted into a bed, as well as a cocktail table, and a modern and beautiful side chair that can also serve as a 3rd dining chair, plus a TV. 

The living room leads into the dining room with a table and 2 chairs and also into the large kitchen with a fabulous island with three more comfy stools that are perfect for a casual meal, or for your guests to enjoy a glass of wine while the host cooks dinner. The kitchen is equipped with an induction oven, a stove, refrigerator, microwave and range hood. In the island, which provides a separate work space, are storage areas and much more storage is found throughout the many kitchen cabinets. The sink also has a pull-down faucet, perfect for pot filling and cleaning the sink. Although there is no dishwasher currently, there is a perfect space for one right by the sink, if this is something you desire.

The entire living area leads out to two gardens, one that currently has a country feel with flower-covered chairs and a table surrounded by sumptuous plants and trees. This patio is also accessed from the living room and also from the bedroom. The 2nd patio is separate and can be reached through the living room. Should you want one larger patio the divider between them can easily be taken down.

Off the living area is a good-sized bathroom that serves as a social, guest bath as well as the bath for the master bedroom. The master has an adjustable queen size bed, two side tables, and tons of closet space.

There is also a laundry room off the kitchen and a small bodega/storage unit right outside the front door.

All appliances, furniture (including the outdoor furniture), lighting fixtures, and window treatments are included in the purchase price.

This exceptional condo is located on the basement level of the building, but you feel as if you're enveloped in nature with the sound of the river soothing your soul, giving a calming element to this apartment. 

The unit is also a perfect Airbnb apartment. Airbnb condos in Casa del Cipres garner top prices for rentals in the city due to its great location and modern amenities, so should you be looking for a great investment property, this is it.

Designed for quiet livability behind the hustle and bustle of old town Cuenca, the building is also across the river is the “New” Cuenca with tons of restaurants, banks, hospitals, grocery stores and a mall -- all within walking distance from the apartment. Gas and water for the condo are managed by the HOA so you’ll never run out of gas or have to worry about lugging around gas tanks or being out of hot water. The building is equipped with Fiberoptic internet, central hot water, and a Rainwater recycling system for garden sprinklers. 

Casas del Ciprés features 24 residential apartments and three commercial stores and received the prestigious Fray Jose Maria Vargas Architectural Award for excellence in architecture from the Cuenca Municipality. In 2019 Casas del Ciprés also won first prize for “Best Design” in Ecuador at the XXI Pan American Architecture Biennial in Quito and received second prize in the International category. 

This luxury, furnished 1-bedroom Cuenca condo or investment property is listed at $130,000. The monthly HOA is approximately $50.