Dream Villa for sale in Vilcabamba – Ecuador – spectacular views
Dream Villa for sale in Vilcabamba – Ecuador – spectacular views.
The Condor House, Butterfly Cottage & Bambu House (7,500 sq metres = 1.85 acres) Main House, The Condor House 350m2 4 Bedrooms 2-car garage 2 spa bathrooms 1 private bath Fully fenced with security gates Established fruit trees, tropical gardens and vegetable beds Artisanal waterfall, terracing and canal irrigation Main home (Condor House) Terrace 330m2 Solar heated chlorine-free swimming pool 40m2 2 x 1 bdr cottages (The Butterfly House 70m2 & Bambu House 80m2) Greenhouse (50m2) Cement reservoir 18m3, with state-of-the art filtration 4 water tanks 2 stables The homes and gardens are supplied by well water, city water and canal water from Podocarpus National Park. The main home and its cottages are beautifully situated in protected seclusion on a mountain flank just north of the village of Vilcabamba. The property is well established, stylishly designed with architectural features unique to the region and has commanding views of majestic Mandango Mountain and pristine Podocarpus National Park. Architecturally designed in the form of a condor, the main home has two large wings extending from its main living areas and is set in lovely gardens with artisanal waterfall and landscaping, irrigated stone terracing for vegetable beds, exotic plants, lawns, a greenhouse, stables, chlorine free-swimming pool and fruiting trees. One of the original classics of new architecture in the region, the Condor House was designed and built in 2004, and features cathedral ceilings, enormous picture windows throughout, sweeping views over a stylish entertaining deck, open fireplace, hard wood floors and exposed timber beams. It has 2 mastersuites with very large, spa-style ensuites and built-in storage, and 2 large bedrooms, generous laundry and storage, a large fully-equipped kitchen with commercial oven, pantry, ample cabinetry and a marble island bench. Offering open plan living under high ceilings, with stunning views and designer drapery and fittings, the Condor House is flooded with natural light, spacious and comfortably elegant for living and entertaining. The property could be easily prepared for permaculture, offers excellent growing conditions with potentials to expand, and yields fruit, herbs, vegetables. Set at the top of a paved road through a forested vista, the entrance is flanked by native porotillo trees and bougainvilleas in all colours. A security gate with intercom and camera opens onto pretty gardens and fruit forests leading to a 2-car garage with a small bodega for gardening tools, storage for saddles and hardware, and additional adjacent outdoor parking. Water stored in a reservoir under the terrace is filtered through zeolite and glass, an ozone generator, UV light and a vitaliser before entering each of the three properties on this lot. Its adjacent cottages, set in secluded gardens are charming guest houses or ideal assets for rental income or retreat living. The cottages The property’s cottages are set in secluded fruit and flower gardens and are each artworks in their own right. Private and self-contained, they are ideal as guest houses, rentals or retreat accommodation and feature artisanal design in stone, mosaic and local materials that has become an architectural signature of the region. The Butterfly Cottage Located close to the property entrance, and secluded from the main house by flowering and fruit trees, this charming one bedroom, one bathroom cottage has lovely artistic features in stone, mosaic and wood. It features a mezzanine, bay window, spa-style bathroom , small office, wooden shutters and charming garden space. Bambu House Just renovated, this studio-style guest house blends local materials of bamboo, slate and hard wood floors with a modern spaciousness, large picture windows, luxury bathroom and separate bedroom with beautiful views. It is secluded in its own garden space on the property, has a large private deck for outdoor living, kitchenette and views across the valley and mountains. The main house Entering the house, you will find yourself in an open hall with high ceilings, beautiful views down the valley across open living space and four directions to move through the home. The main house has a master suite with spa bath and sauna style, another bedroom, laundry room and large fully screened area for use as a gym, office, playroom, game room, conservatory or living room Ahead is a study or library area, and the main living space featuring hard wood floors, large fireplace, high ceilings, and opening onto a secluded terrace with dramatic views over the solar-heated, chlorine-free pool of the mountains and valley below. Kitchen There is a large well equipped kitchen with marble bench island, cabinets charming cottage style, commercial appliances, pantry, picturesque windows and a skylight .