Lovely weekend home, or perfect for commuting. Quinta La Merced was designed by a Spanish architect, following the "Cortijo" style and was built using traditional techniques and materials. Located in the friendly little village of La Merced on the outskirts of Quito, we seem to be getting popular with expats.
La Merced is known for its volcanic thermal baths, a 5 minute walk. Tiny town square with quaint church, small shops and internet services. Nearby is Sangolqui, Protected content known for its market on Sundays lots of fun! Great shopping, restaurants and movies are in San Rafael Protected content and Cumbaya Protected content .
The property includes the main house and a caretakers cottage. Its gardens are full of blooming plants year round. The barbeque area includes Argentine-style grill, bread oven & prep sink. Strolling paths wind through formal plantings & fruit trees to the recently-refurbished clay tennis court, pond with garden island and greenhouse.
A beautiful arched door leads to a courtyard with fountain & hammocks. Doors from patio lead to the living and dining rooms with a fire place. These rooms are designed using exposed eucalyptus beams and carrizo ceilings. The kitchen is large & equipped with stove, wall oven, dishwasher & chef's island with grill cooktop and bar sink. Fireplace makes the kitchen cozy. The dining room has vaulted ceiling with skylight and is large enough to accommodate a table for 12. Then enter the living room, with beamed ceiling and fireplace and entrances to the patio and backyard and patio. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (including maid's suite) complete the first floor. All have fireplaces.
Glass double doors in the courtyard lead up tile-accented stairs to the upstairs. This level includes an ENORMOUS master suite with sitting area, fireplace and balcony. The master bath has a large dressing area, his and hers vanities, separate shower and a soaking tub overlooking the grounds. Another bedroom with fireplace and en suite full bath. There's another bedroom, also with fireplace.
Gated property is surrounded by tall wall topped with electric wire. We also have a security system, but our village is peaceful and rarely has issues. Backup generator is located in a shed on the property and powers the entire property during outages, just flip a switch. Water treatment system (2 types) in pumphouse, but water is potable without treatment.
Income producing as a vacation villa, b and b or possible restaurant.
Our kids are grown and have chosen the US for the moment.
Asking $370,000, furnishings negotiable.
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