This unique triplex riverfront condo in the award-winning Cipres building in downtown Cuenca has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and is 173 square meters (1,862 square feet).Sleek and modern, with a calming and inviting feel, this tri-level apartment has lots of open space, a glass-floored balcony on the riverfront, floor to ceiling interior doors, mountain and river views, and upgrades including Termovent thermal soundproof windows, a semi-private courtyard garden, Artisinal tiles and Chanul hardwood stairs, making this is a rare find in the heart of the historic El Centro and El Barranca area of Cuenca.
The large “great room” is perfect for buyers who enjoy open concept living. The sun-filled space houses the kitchen — with modern appliances included in the purchase price — a dining room and living space. Warming brick tile floors complete the look. The kitchen has a marble backsplash, under counter lighting and custom cabinets with tons of storage. There is additional storage in a large closet located underneath the stairs, as well as in an extra big bodega storage unit on the ground floor of the building. The current owners of this condo have five children and have configured the interior bedrooms to accommodate a large family.
The downstairs bedroom suite has beds for three children, with a pull-out bed for a fourth. As such, this spacious downstairs bedroom can easily fit a king-size bed, as well as a cozy seating area. This downstairs en-suite bedroom could also be used as an office or den. The en-suite master suite is located on the main floor and has a small riverfront terrace. It is large enough to fit a king-size bed and nightstands, with lots of closet space and additional storage. The third floor, currently used as a bedroom for two children, as well as a TV room and den for the family, could be an additional bedroom, office or family room. It has a large window overlooking a lovely garden terrace, and its en-suite bath has a bathtub.
The condo comes unfurnished but does include all of the kitchen appliances. The washer and dryer are not included in the purchase price. These are housed in a separate laundry room off the patio. This special offering is found in one of the most exclusive and secure new developments in El Centro — Casas de 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.
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, and shopping and grocery malls. 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 to each apartment, central hot water, and a Rainwater recycling system for garden sprinklers Casas del Ciprés features 24 residential apartments and three commercial stores and recently 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.
The monthly HOA/alícuota for this apartment is $150. Floor plans are available by request. The listing price for this unique triplex riverfront condo in an award-winning downtown building is $325,000 negotiable