The Most Exquisite Home in Vilcabamba

 

$525,000

Property ID :

 RH-15271-property

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An Architectural Masterpiece

 

 

This property offers an unparalleled majestic view of the sacred valley and the Podocarpus National Park. The estate includes two houses and a separate apartment in the main house to accommodate a total of three separate living spaces. You will find quality craftsmanship and attention to beauty in every detail of this estate. The homes were US engineered to the highest structural standards.

The main house is noted for its exquisite stone masonry and artisan details. It has three levels featuring an open floor plan, high ceilings, and grand picture windows facing the Andes Mountains. The main floor contains a spacious kitchen with granite countertops and wood cabinetry, a formal dining room, generous living areas, a grand master suite and bath, social bath, full laundry room, and an adjacent large covered deck with an outdoor kitchen & barbeque. On the upper floor there are two additional bedrooms each with separate baths, a large open room with a high ceiling and wooden floors, and an open deck, bar, and social area outside. The lower floor of the main house has been converted into a large private suite with separate entrance as well as an interior staircase, full kitchen, living room and its own deck. The master bedroom of this lower suite is ample and can accommodate numerous guests.  This lower unit is ideal for visitors, as a rental, or for staff. Tasteful applications of ornamental stonework and artisan touches are found on every level of this home. The home is unique for the area and is reminiscent of a country estate in Provence. 

Outdoor living areas include a two-storied deck on the main house. The first story has a 200 sq meter covered deck with a barbeque, outdoor kitchen, dining, and sitting areas. The upper story deck, accessed by a spiral staircase, has a large social area and wet bar. The master bedroom and apartment also have private decks. 

The second home or garden house is a separate 37sq meters/ 400sq ft 1 bedroom 1 bath structure with an attached garage [bodega] with ample storage space. The garage could easily be transformed into a second bedroom, making this space a 2 bedroom house. The garden house is currently rented for $440 a month. 

The buildings were American engineered and sustainably constructed with reinforced foundations (earthquake proof).

The property has an additional prepared building site (with retaining walls and foundations-footings) for possible construction of a third medium sized dwelling, pool and pool house, a green house, or further garden area.

The property is fully landscaped with 20 raised garden beds with herbs, fruits and vegetables, a rose garden and additional flower beds, and large lawn areas. The gardens produce food year round. A half acre has been developed for sustainable food production using organic and biodynamic methods. The gardens are accessed by stone walkways and staircases. An extensive automated irrigation system covers the whole landscape. Cultivations include 75 fruit trees and additional coffee plants. Fruit varieties include papaya, citrus, banana, avocado, and several varieties of mango, fig, and mulberry. There is on-site irrigation and potable water. 

The property is located in Hacienda San Joaquin, a secure community 20 minutes from the town center of Vilcabamba, in the barrio (neighborhood) of San Pedro. Hacienda San Joaquin is a 663- acre community of approximately 60 owners. There is a private gym and fitness rooms within the hacienda. The river Vilcabamba runs through the hacienda and can be heard from the property. The entire hacienda has fiberoptic internet cables.

Appliances are included in the sale, furnishings are negotiable.

Owner financing available!

Contact Tara at Tierras Realty (WhatsApp or cell 593999516240, Tierras.realty.ec@gmail.com) to schedule a visit to see this stunning home in person!

 

Basic Information

  • Located in Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador
  • Mountain countryside property
  • Mountain and valley views
  • Two separate houses 
  • 2/3 hectare/ 1.6 acres
  •  Main house: 436sq. meter/ 4,700 sq ft
  • Separate apartment in main house 65sq meter/ 700sq ft 
  • Casita: 37sq meters/ 400sq ft
  • 5 bedrooms /5.5 baths
  • $60.00 electrical per month
  • $195.00 HOA monthly dues (includes water) 
  • Central bottled gas and electric
  • Fiber optic internet
  •  $450.00 taxes per year
  • Housekeeper and gardener costs are $25.00 per day.

 

 

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