This is a rare find ... a unique sustainable Cuenca country property 15 minutes from the historic center, that is filled with character, charm and beauty. The 3 bedroom, 3 bath 240 square meter house (2,583 sq. ft) is located on a lush 1,000 square meter lot filled with fruit trees including lemon, uvilla, banana, and fig and a full vegetable garden currently producing zucchini, cabbage, broccoli, kale, carrots, potatoes, lettuce, swiss chard and more. There is also a beautiful front green-grass lawn.
Located in Rio Amarillo, off of Ordonez Lasso (a main artery to Cuenca) this beautiful rural property has stunning views of the Tomebamba River, the San Joaquin Valley, and the west side mountains. The views are complimented only by the rustic, hand-hewn brick home that includes locally-sourced wooden beams, a fieldstone fireplace, river rock accents, high ceilings, a sunken living and dining room, a loft space, inlaid wooden doors, architectural lighted display areas, antique lighting fixtures, bamboo and tile floors and bamboo features throughout.
There is also a large basement currently used for storage and a workshop, that leads out onto the beautiful grounds. The home features an extra-large kitchen with appliances including a stove, a hand-crafted range hood, an oven, a refrigerator, and tons of cabinet and storage space including a bamboo veneer pull-out pantry with three storage areas.
Off of the kitchen is a full-sized laundry room (and small bathroom) that has a washing machine included in the purchase price. The living area consists of a large and open living, dining and family room area. The sunken living and dining space have huge windows and amazing views. Up a few steps is a family room with a wonderful stone fireplace and access to the front of the house. Lighted display areas, beamed ceilings, brick, stone and wood elements make this a warm and inviting area that is perfect for entertaining.
The large oversized master bedroom on the first floor has beautiful views and includes a generous-sized bathroom with a skylight and a walk-in closet. The guest room is also located on the first floor, as is a second full bathroom.
On the second floor, reached by an exquisite bamboo and wood staircase is a huge loft space that currently accommodates three beds. The loft also has a seating area and space for a dresser and closet.
Located in Rio Amarillo, this 10-year old gem includes three patios with spectacular scenery, fully-enclosed private land and a security gate, and parking for two cars. The home is accessible by buses on Ordonez Lasso and most taxis are familiar with the area. The current owners do not have a car and have lived on the property for ten years using only public transportation and their bikes. The expansive natural grounds could easily accommodate more gardens and would be perfect for buyers wanting to be totally self-sufficient, raising chickens, rabbits or other small animals. This is also a domestic pet paradise. Experience nature at its finest in this "country in the city" sustainable Shangri-la just minutes from downtown Cuenca.
This listing price is $220,000. Furnishings are negotiable.