809 – Vila for sale in Vilcabamba, Southern Andes, Ecuador
A spectacular sanctuary in the southern andes is one of ecuador's grand homes: With a design taken from Southern Europe’s grand manors, this elegant Vilcabamba home offers beautiful natural surroundings with 360 degree views. Set on a breathtaking 16-acre plot, the house is located in a secure community in southern Ecuador in a beautiful valley just 3 miles from the village of Vilcabamba.
The land consists of a plateau overlooking a river valley, and includes beautiful ravines and hills on either side. The principal residence is a sprawling single storey rammed earth structure with a covered living area of 4,400 square feet. 100 yards down the slope from the main house, through the artfully landscaped gardens, sits the rustic adobe and stone guesthouse at the edge of the plateau with a covered living area of 2,600 square feet. The main house has been set well down to blend into the landscape and provide as much protection and privacy as possible. Behind the main house is a large (4,400 square feet) enclosed courtyard with a 55 feet long lap pool and, behind it, a striking marble staircase leading to an overlooking terrace.
The rooms and windows are large, allowing abundant air and light into the house. The wooden doors, windows and interior shutters are superbly hand-crafted contrasting with colored hardwood flooring The house has an imposing central living room with wings extending on either side. On one side, the oversized master bedroom with private sitting room, bathroom and walk-in closet; on the other, kitchen and laundry, half bathroom, and as well as spare room with bathroom. Each side is protected by and accessible from wide verandas, ideally suited to the outdoor style of living afforded by the wonderful climate at this perfect altitude so close to the Equator.
The guesthouse is set at a friendly, but private distance from the main house. It is laid out with a large kitchen at one end, 2 bedrooms/bathrooms at the other, and a large covered area in between featuring polished concrete benches. The layout provides superb views of the sacred Mandango mountain and the range of Podocarpus Park mountains behind.
REF 809 B - PRICE: $1,750,000
REF 809 B