This gorgeous 350 m2 two-story home is made of adobe, river rock, and wood with giant picturesque windows viewing the Podocarpus National Park to the East, and is located at the very back of the gated community called El Atillo. El Atillo is just a couple minutes drive from the center of Vilcabamba Ecuador, and is the only gated community in Vilcabamba valley with communal amenities such as a tennis court, basketball court, playground, large plaza with fountain, pool, hot tub, and gym. The front entrance to the complex contains two beautiful archways with a tower and restaurant. This house is located at the end of el Atillo in the most private & quiet area of the community, and has access to the front entrance as well as the back gate of el Atillo that exits onto the newly paved San Jose Road.
This is an elegant house that makes you feel at home, and it is difficult to find such an upscale house with spectacular views of mountains from you master bedroom and bathroom. The owner of this masterpiece is a famous artist, and to be honest, being in this house inspires creativity, expansion, and comfortable living. There are high ceilings throughout the entire house, and every room has windows from the ceiling nearly to the floor. The huge wall to wall windows give you the feeling of living in the postcard setting itself. The house owner, the artist was overseeing every possible detail especially for the interior as he planned to leave and work there himself.
This house is very versatile. The downstairs is a separate studio with its own access perfect for art, living, or for a private home gym & spa. The downstairs has a covered patio, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, a kitchen, and a large open living space with 3 giant windows facing East. This lower unit could even be rented out separately from the top floor and/or serves as a great space for hosting guests or caretakers, and or is a wide open studio for doing work, or for play. The entire lower floor of the house is a full apartment separate and secluded from the upstairs, but yet still connected by a staircase to the top.
The upstairs of this home has 1 large master bedroom with master bath, 2 bedrooms each with their own bathroom, a social bathroom, 1 giant kitchen with ample counter space, a laundry room, giant living/dining room with fireplace, and a wrap around porch with 2 large covered areas perfect for spending long hours outside enjoying the view. All rooms in the upstairs have good sized built in wooden closets, and the kitchen has plenty of cabinets with a centerpiece island containing a wine rack and drawers.
The house is move in ready and ready for you or a renter. This is an excellent investment property as there are 2 units available for rent, the up and downstairs; so you can live in and/or rent out either or both floors. The lot is manicured with ornamental plants, garden beds in the backyard, and the rest is a well kept lawn with hedge and bushes. The land’s Western boundary is the El Atillo tall back wall made of rammed earth (tapia), and river rock. The utility building for the house backs up to this wall. This structure is where the water tank and gas is located. The back wall of el Atillo which is the wall behind this house is an ideal buffer from the world outside, and makes the backyard inviting, private, peaceful, and easy to section off for dogs, kids, or just for added privacy. There is a rock laid parking spot for 2 cars behind the house as well.
If you are looking for an upscale gorgeous home in a private community close to town, this house is ready and waiting for you!