Home # 1
Two loft homes on ½ hectare of land in the beautiful San Jose neighborhood of Vilcabamba, Ecuador.
Price: US $ 160,000 or best offer
Whether you wish to:
THIS PROPERTY CAN MEET YOUR DESIRES.
The beautiful San Jose neighborhood is on a mountain overlooking the Vilcabamba Valley with spectacular views of Mandango Mountain and the town of Vilcabamba below. A mere 10-minute drive from the town center, it is one of the most dynamic, developing and sought-after neighborhoods of Vilcabamba.
This property was recently developed and has two lofted, turn-key homes. The property has a phenomenal sweeping view of Vilcabamba and all the surrounding mountains, the spacious gardens and rainy-season creek are ready to be developed into the Eden of your dreams. It includes fee simple title, water, electricity (property has its own transformer), direct vehicular access, septic system, 1000 liter water storage tank, gas-heated water system.
The first home
is stylishly designed with architectural features unique to the region. It is a traditional adobe home made with natural materials, but also features high-end modern materials on the interior. The interior is open-concept with a lofted bedroom under cathedral ceilings of exposed wood and timber beams. The oversized windows surround the entire front of the home and flood it with natural sunlight. The loft features a porthole window and skylights adding to the sun-filled warm feel of the home. Floors are a combination of slate stone flowing throughout the entryway, kitchen and bathroom and gracefully curving into wood throughout the rest of the home. The kitchen has a wrap-around granite counter with bar seating for dining or entertaining. Appliances include a stainless steel, gas stove-top, under-counter refrigerator with separate freezer, stainless steel sink and modern chrome faucet. Under-counter cabinetry is a combination of closed for invisible storage and open shelving as is traditional to the region. Bathroom has stone floors and a snail-shaped stone shower. Bathroom sink is mounted on a beautiful native tree trunk and features a high-end lever faucet and custom-made mirror also of native wood. Large storage closet in the entryroom to the bathroom provides ample space for invisible storage. Home has a patio space and an outdoor covered laundry area with washing machine and utility sink.
The second home
is also constructed with natural local materials, adobe and wood, but is designed with a more modern urban vibe overall. This home features six huge floor-to-ceiling windows across the front of the home giving it an industrial warehouse loft feel, while flooding the space with natural light. Open-concept living is front and center. Ceilings soar above the main living area and loft bedroom. The kitchen in this home also features a wrap-around counter with seating for dining or entertaining. The counter is surfaced with concrete-look tile and illuminated by electric blue pendant lights, adding to the modern feel of the home. Appliances include stove/oven combination, full-size refrigerator, stainless steel sink and a modern chrome faucet. Dark stained terra cotta tiles run throughout the first floor of the home. Bathroom has a stone corner-shower. Bathroom sink is mounted on a beautiful native tree trunk and features a high-end lever faucet and custom-made mirror also of native wood. Large storage closet in the entryroom to the bathroom provides ample space for invisible storage, along with open shelving for frequently used items. The spacious bedroom loft is flooded with light and offers even more spectacular views of Mandango. Loft features a wooden floor and steel cable railing keeping with the industrial warehouse loft feel, however, with warm touches of wood and hand craftmanship. Home has patio space in the front and an outdoor covered laundry area with washing machine and utility sink on the backside of the house.
The homes feature modern lighting, and have internet-ready access. Windows of both homes are screened and have bars artistically designed-in for home security. Property is gated for further security and privacy. Both homes were built to American standards and are structurally re-inforced. Pilings have been sunk two meters to ensure safe and secure mountainside living for years to come. Both homes were architecturally designed to be easily expanded into larger multi-room homes.
Yearly Taxes: US $ 37
Monthly Water: US $ 3
Monthly Electricity: US$ 30
Monhly Gas: US$ 5
This property offers many options: You can easily see yourself living in one home and having a beautiful guest house for friends and family. Or living in one, and renting one for a supplemental income. Or as an ideal rental property, rent both homes (with room to build a third home) for a steady stream-of- income in Vilcabamba’s RED HOT rental market. And let’s not forget a vacation get-a-way for you and your best friends. So many options!!!