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Unique Architectural Gem: Exquisite Home in Vilcabamba's Scenic Setting

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Property Description

This charming house, located in the San José neighborhood of Vilcabamba, is a true gem waiting for its new owner. Situated on an 815 m2 inclined plot, this property boasts a construction area of 140 m2 and offers breathtaking views of the Yamburara mountains, the Podocarpus National Park, and the tranquil waters of the Yambala River.


As you approach the property from the upper part of the land, you'll be greeted by a picturesque exterior corridor that showcases the stunning vistas. The unconventional architectural design of the house promises a unique living experience for its residents. Step inside to find the living room, surrounded by large windows that capture every inch of the spectacular natural scenery. The river stone fireplace adds a touch of warmth and hospitality to this inviting space.


The well-equipped kitchen features a stove, extractor, and refrigerator, ensuring that cooking here is a delight. On the same level, you'll find the master bedroom, complete with a study area, walk-in closet, and an ensuite bathroom with a jacuzzi for the ultimate relaxation.


Venturing up to the third floor, you'll discover a versatile space perfect for relaxation and customization to suit the new owner's needs. This floor offers an outdoor shower, a terrace with a barbecue area, a native-inspired pool, a covered terrace for rainy days, and, of course, more awe-inspiring views.


Descending to the ground floor, there's a storage room and a study room with a small coffee area and a full bathroom. Throughout the property, the use of stone is striking, accentuating the bathrooms, viewpoints, fireplace, garage, fencing, garden, walls, stairways, and resting areas.


Outside, the house is surrounded by several vantage points, relaxation areas, terraces, and even an open platform that could be used for a small additional construction. All these spaces are thoughtfully designed with stairs, lighting, and vegetation, ensuring privacy, security, and seamless integration with nature from every corner of the property.


This house offers a perfect blend of modern comforts, captivating design, and the serenity of its natural surroundings. Don't miss the opportunity to call this unique property your new home.


Price: $260,000


Property Data


Location: San Jose, Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador

Property Size: 814.93m2 (8771.83 ft2)

Elevation (town): 1,525 m (1514.26 ft2)  

Population: about 5,000 (Vilcabamba)

Distance to town: 10 minutes by car

Distance to the Airport:  Approx. 90 minutes by car

Distance to Loja: 55 minutes by car

Annual average rainfall:  770mm (30.3in)

-Estimated Closing Costs: $5,000

* Much of Southern Ecuador experiences a rainy and a dry season. The dry season is approximately June through September, while the rainy season is approximately October through May.

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