The condor house, cottages, building lots and forest sanctuary

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Amala Alto
Vilcabamba, Loja 1101

Price: 1,100,000.00 USD
Square Area: 8,611 Sq. Ft (800 Sq. M)
Acres: 17.00
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 7
Half Bathrooms: 3
Home Features
» Deck/Patio
» Fitness Center
» Guest House
» Hardwood Floors
» Spa/Hot Tub
» Staff Quarters
» Swimming Pool
Yard and Outdoors
» Gardens
» Mountain View
» Stables
» Terrace/Outdoor Space
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 and solar heated swimming pool and fruiting trees.

One of the original classics of new architecture in the region, the Condor House was designed and built in 2002, 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, 3 bathrooms, 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.

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.
There is great potential for development, planting, income-properties or home steading on this 6,5 hectare property, with private access and secluded aspect. The land reaches from a forested valley up the mountainside where there are exquisite views, a lovely existing chalet, power and water, and a new road traversing 6 lots ready for building. It is flanked by virgin hillside, has panoramic views over the valley and surrounding ranges into the famously rainbow-studded vistas of Podocarpus National Park.

Moutain house

Perched mid-way up the land is the gorgeous Mountain house, a one bedroom chalet-style cottage with artistic interior design in stone, mosaic and tile, open plan living, arched windows, sweet galley kitchen, sun deck, pizza oven and exquisite views from all rooms.

The new road traverses the property 2 kms, from bottom to top, passing each of the 6 lots which are secluded from each other and supplied with water. Canals lead water away from the road into the natural water ways on the land.

The property gives a beautiful display of wildflowers in season, is partially forested, with protected gulleys and interesting geological features. 1,500 young native trees were planted on this land.

The Forest Sanctuary

This very special pocket of native forest was purchased to protect the intact eco-system and bountiful healing plants and trees that thrive in this beautiful shady hectare.
The property is located in a protected gully and enjoys a micro-climate ideal for an exotic variety of native healing plants, traditional medicine herbs, fruit and flowering plants. Originally owned and planted by curandero Cruz Roa, who authored Herbs in Southern Ecuador, this land has a precious resource in plants as well as lovely stone access, an original house and greenhouses.
An oasis close to town, the land is forested with coffee, banana trees, orchids, pine, tangerine, hibiscus, bamboo, guava and medicinal plants woven gently together on original stone trails.
The property was bought in September 2012 with a view to restoring canal water which had been blocked by a landslide, and creating a well to keep the gardens irrigated. These projects have just been completed and the potentials for tending, reviving and mindfully developing this beautiful land are extra-ordinary for the right people.

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