Merri and I have been buying and selling real estate throughout Ecuador for more than a decade… and though recent trips have not been to Cotacachi… (we have Ecuador real estate in the cloud forests and on the coast that need attention also), Cotacachi still holds a special place in our heart. We have a hotel, and several houses and apartments there. Cotacachi is where we call home in Ecuador.
House and condo builder, Jorge Quilambaci, also has a special closeness with us. He built our first house in Cotacachi, of adobe, which we still maintain, so we especially stayed in touch with him as he built two more Cotacachi adobe houses like ours next door and just below our house. We talked Jorge into adobe as this is the original Andean building material (and we believe) most comfortable and… natural as it breaths.
Checking out the construction of the new house last year with Jorge…
We especially like this construction since the view from our house overlooks these new houses. Jorge is a master at making the gardens beautiful.
Here is Jorge in front of some of his gardening at Jardines de Pichavi where this Cotacachi house is located. This improved our views with the gardening.
Jorge added some specials in this garden including a cupola and…
sitting area designed to perfectly catch the sunrise.
Here is Jorge in the sitting area enjoying the morning.
Like our house… he put wonderful design in the ceilings…
Thus I was not surprised when this adobe house sold quickly.
Now one of these Cotacachi adobe houses is available for resale. Owner Jim Lovell explains why in the paid advertisement below:
Cotacachi House for Sale
Gary, we would like to sell one of the two casitas in Jardines de Pichavi. We bought the house back in September and moved in the first week of March. We had all intentions on making this our Ecuadorian retirement home but as things have turned out we need more room. The house is absolutely perfect for two people but it might prove to be a bit cramped for more than that.
We have $90,000 invested in the house, actually a bit more than that, and this is the price we are offering. All we want to do is get our money out of the house so we can build a larger place.
Here are some of the features:
* Two bedrooms
* Two baths
* Fireplace in living room (kiva style shown above)
* Approximately 1600 square feet under roof
* Balcony with custom wrought iron deck railing
* Unique 247 square foot bodega with 110v/220v power
* Oversize kitchen cabinets
* Custom vanities in both baths
* Glass block shower enclosure
* Granite counter tops
* Upgrade tile in both bathrooms
* Special order, oversized whirlpool tub in master bath
* All plumbing & electrical fixtures imported from USA
* Deep, recessed double ss sink
* Concealed perimeter lighting in all rooms
* Large built in dresser in master (12 drawers – 7.5 feet long)
* Two zone, monitored security system
* Direct TV
* Saltillo tile throughout (including bodega)
* Custom fireplace enclosure
* Special wiring
This is really a great house. Jorge did a bang up job on it and we are very pleased with the results.
For more information on this Cotacachi house for sale contact me… Jim Lovell at email@example.com
If this house has not sold previously, Jean Marie Butterlin will include this on upcoming Imbabura real estate tours. See the schedule below.
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