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This fabulous, 4,144 sq.ft Cuenca, riverside penthouse has a huge terrace and amazing views of the Cajas mountains, the Tomebamba River surrounded by lush greenery, mature trees, and Cuenca rooftops, and cityscapes. This spacious, light and bright penthouse has a formal entry, an open concept living and dining room, with 3 seating areas, a beautiful dining table for 8, travertine floors, custom window treatments and a gourmet chef's kitchen right off the dining room. 

There is a primary bedroom and en-suite bath on the first floor that is currently being used as a den. The room has a queen-size hide-a-bed with a sturdy blow-up mattress that converts to a couch when not in use. The couch is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling built-in book shelves. The bedroom/den is large enough for dressers, extra chairs and it has a walk-in closet, so the couch could easily be replaced with a queen size bed and converted into a full-time first-floor bedroom. Also on the first floor is an enclosed laundry room, a former maid's quarters (with a bathroom) that has been turned into a handy and very large pantry, plus a social bath and a good-sized storage unit underneath the stairs.

The giant kitchen with granite countertops and tons of work space, has a circular bar that seats 5, with an additional large work space that guests can gather around as well. The island has lots of storage and the kitchen is filled with cupboards and cabinets for everything you could possibly need. The cook's kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, 2 ovens and a warming drawer, a microwave, a range hood and every cooking gadget, pot or pan you could imagine. The penthouse comes with all the appliances including the washer and dryer, and select furnishings may be negotiated. Much of the furniture will stay should you want to move into a turnkey residence. Family items, some artwork, and sentimental pieces will be taken.

Walking up the commanding wood and rod iron staircase, you come to a landing with two bedrooms on either side. The landing leads out to the expansive terrace with 3 distinct seating areas. The patio off the center of the landing is configured as a large outdoor covered living room with a L-shaped sofa seating 12. Next to it is a covered dining area with a table for six (but room for a bigger table should you want to have more room for guests) and an open air patio  area off the primary bedroom that has loveseat, 2 comfy chairs and a cocktail table that is the perfect place to take in the beautiful 180-degree morning views with a fresh cup of coffee. 

And don't think you have to go downstairs for that coffee! The landing has a hidden kitchenette with a two-burner stove, a mini fridge, a sink, coffee area and cabinets that are perfect for storing wine and spirits, when you're in a party mood --- which you may be quite often, as this penthouse is the perfect place for entertaining, catering a large event for charities or friends, or simply hosting a rooftop cocktail soiree under the stars.

The exquisite terrace, surrounded by flowering plants, also has an enclosed room that houses a large water tank and a sauna. Currently not in use, the sauna could be fixed should you want to have a wonderful and soothing spa on this spacious terrace. The terrace is big enough that it could also accommodate a jacuzzi tub or a full outdoor kitchen if you wanted to create more amenities to enjoy. All of the terrace furniture is included in the asking price.

The enormous primary bedroom has a a queen-size bed with a hand-made wooden headboard, bedside tables, dressers, a chair and a warming fireplace with an electric insert, plus the sliding glass door leading out to the patio. The large primary bathroom has double sinks with make-up lights over the entire large sink area and and a separate closed in travertine shower with a shower seat. Off the bathroom is a good-sized walk-in closet.

On the opposite side of the landing is the third bedroom, currently being used as an office and music room, that could easily be converted into another bedroom, as it is equipped with closets and its own full bathroom.

The penthouse comes with 2 parking spaces right by the garage entrance, and a bodega storage unit in the underground parking lot.

The building is secure with 24/7 guards and is located along the exquisite walking trails on the river, and also next to Hotel Oro Verde with its restaurant and bakery and sandwich shop, as well as numerous new restaurants and cafes just across the river. The hotel is the perfect place to put relatives or guests if you desire to have them close but not in your home or if there is a family overflow.

New electrical was put in the condo one year ago, there is a giant water storage tank, as well as outdoor gas tanks. There are plenty of power plugs, including in the floor run throughout the unit for ease in plugging in your electrical and lighting accessories. The bathroom downstairs in the primary/den room is heated.

The asking price for this fabulous, 4,144 sq. ft Cuenca, riverside penthouse is $325,000. The monthly HOA is $277.