Remarkable Colonial House on Landscaped Property-Quito-Ecuador
- $ 335 000
- Single-Family Home For Sale
- Bedrooms 5
- Bathrooms 2
- 1/2 bathrooms 1
- Rooms 4
- Floor area 304 sq m
- Lot size 240 sq m
- Total square 500.25 sq m
- Year of build 1935
- Facing South
This authentic stunning property offers breathtaking views in all directions. It is located in a renowned, secure neighborhood at the end of a quiet closed ‘pasaje’. Enjoy majestic mountain vistas and endless cityscapes from your bedroom or one of the many terraces; a home that provides an incomparable portal to one of South America’s most beautiful cities.
The entire two-floor house has been completely restored with impeccable attention to detail. The home features beautifully well-maintained natural wood floors and fixtures throughout. These include windows which are hand-crafted in Spanish-colonial style and solid wood doors imported from England; Elegant Victorian-style wainscoting is a hallmark of the staircase and hallways. Tall ceilings featuring original artwork accentuate the home’s sun filled living spaces.Enchanting Garden — a respite from the city in your own backyard oasis
The property features an exceptionally large garden (yard), with lush landscaping beneath towering palmtrees. Relax in the shade of the small grove of well established Myrtle, Avocado, Chinese Cherry and Walnut trees; Bask in the sun amid the abundant gardens of Azaleas, Geraniums and Begonias. Your private outdoor space has been designed with native flora chosen to thrive in the Quito climate and attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
The house is perfectly situated for your guests to appreciate views of the Panecillo, painted neighborhoods, mountain ranges, valleys and extraordinary cityscapes. This colonial property reflects the authenticity of the area. There are often personal requests to show the restored architecture of the house to foreign visitors and locals alike to enhance their Historic Center experience. Most notably, the house was featured in a scene with Javier Bardem in The Dancer Upstairs, a film directed by John Malkovich.
- View: Town
- Listing status: Active
- Available from: Feb 10, 2016
- Listing #: 12254
- Floor: 2 / 2
- Construction type: Masonry
- Parking: 1 Cars
- Parking type: Garage attached
- Hot water
- Bathroom with shower
- Bathroom with window
- Barbecue area
Keywords: garden in quito, quito, ecuador, colonial house, historic center, centro historico, for sale quito, buy in quito
Latitude / Longitude: -0.219444 / -78.511944
|Nearest airport||Tababela- Quito||30 km|
|Nearest beach||Esmeraldas||312 km|
|Nearest childcare||Health Center||-1 km|
|Nearest restaurant||La Ronda||-1 km|
Only 60 meters from your door you will encounter vendors offering an impressive array of locally harvested fruits and vegetables and the aroma of freshly baked bread. The main street, Calle Rocafuerte, conveniently features cafes, pharmacies, and shops for most everyday needs. Many walkable options for fine dining are available in La Ronda and nearby squares. A major shopping center with a supermarket and cinema is 5 minutes away by public transport, taxi or car. A large gym, fitness classes and swimming pools are conveniently found in Parque Urbano Cumanda located just below the house.
Rocafuerte Street is lively and abundant with tourists and families. Children are able to safely play until after dark. Colegio Fernandez Madrid, a prestigious school, is a fixture in the neighborhood. Friendly shopkeepers and neighbors are welcoming and add character to ‘La Loma’.
In the past decade the municipality began a series of major projects to make this important area a focal point of national pride. These initiatives focus on both tourism and enhanced quality of life for residents. For example, the main bus station was relocated to the south of Quito and the structure was converted into the Cumanda Urban Park. Additionally, continued development of La Ronda and improvement of other surrounding sites is an ongoing source of renewal to the area. Considering the sector’s proximity to these important touristic areas, museums and major governmental ministries, significant resources are utilized for providing enhanced security and infrastructure.
Walk to Quito’s Foremost Sites and Attractions
You and your visitors will have countless engaging and ornate sites to visit all within walking distance. The house is minutes away from all of Centro Historico’s most important plazas. The property sits just above Qmana recreation center and La Ronda, a popular walking street that offers live music, artisanal shops, charming cafes and restaurants. The extensive trolleybus (tramway) and Ecovia system is also closeby.