Along the “Ruta del Spondylus” highway along Ecuador’s beautiful coastline, just 7 miles north of the surfing mecca of Montañita, you will discover Las Nuñez, a small and quiet community situated around a broad and sandy beach that stretches for miles.
This amazing 26,910 square foot estate was built right on that beach, and is now available for purchase. This is a very special and well-built home, unique in design, materials, structure, and décor. Stonework is prominently featured throughout, and each stone on the house is Ecuadorian river rock that will last for generations. Not only is this a beautiful design feature, it is functional as well, with the stones providing so much natural insulation that air conditioning is unnecessary in the warm season, and will remain comfortable and dry in the rainy season, plus you will not hear any noise from the street outside of the property.
Designed to make the most of its magnificent right-on-the-beach ocean view, this 8,000 square foot house has grand and open spaces throughout. Step through the arched natural stone entryway into the living room, and you won’t soon forget the impressive visual impact of the cathedral ceilings and unobstructed view all the way to the rear of the house and the veranda room, pool, and beach beyond. In addition to a built-in river rock bench, the living room is elegantly furnished with sofas upholstered in genuine leather from Italy, commissioned artwork, and imported furniture. From the gorgeous living room, three sets of glass doors take you to the most incredible veranda room featuring a cathedral ceiling, Vatican tile imported from Spain, two granite round tables, gorgeous built-in chairs and sitting areas to entertain friends and family all year round, with a perfect setting right on the Pacific Ocean, where Humpback whales migrate and swim right in front of you. This spacious outdoor area, expansive enough to comfortably entertain 100 people, is at once elegant and relaxing, overlooking the pool, expansive lawn, and out to the surf. The grounds were professionally landscaped, designed not only for aesthetic beauty, but also to specifically protect the veranda room from salt water and mist.
The dining room is warm and inviting, with a feature wall of stone, Persian-style rug, and unique dining table and chairs. The china cabinet in the dining room is constructed of teak and was imported from Scandinavia. It contains fine china and 24-carat flatware. The kitchen gleams with marble countertops, tiled walls, and columns covered in coordinating vertical designer faux stone. There is a peninsula breakfast bar for a casual lunch or snack, beyond which the cook will appreciate the “business” area – a long kitchen island, a wall of floating shelves to display dishes and glassware, as well as, keeping them close at hand for serving. There is room for two full-sized stainless steel refrigerator/freezers next to the sink and cooking alcove. The alcove has a clever wall-mounted storage feature for the pots, pans, and lids, as well as, an extended counter, kitchen sink, and wide oven with stove, and keeps all of this out of sight unless you are working there. On this level, you also have a room perfect for meditation, reading, or indulging in a favorite hobby.
This enormous house boasts eight bedrooms, four of which face the ocean. Those four ocean view bedrooms are spacious, all having king-sized beds, walk-in closets, and large, private en-suite bathrooms. Two of the ocean facing bedrooms are on the second story and enjoy cathedral ceilings and private balconies overlooking the palm trees and on to the beach and ocean. The four bedrooms that do not face the ocean have jack-and-jill bathrooms. Two of the beds in the bedrooms have Sleep Number select comfort mattresses, and four of the bedrooms have safes. Bathrooms feature glass block in the showers, mitigating mildew issues.
The outdoor areas of this property are stunning. Immediately beyond the grand veranda, feast your eyes on the expansive of green lawn and pool. Beyond the massive stone columns, step down the semi-circular steps down to this area. Custom built in 2019 and completely tiled with blue tile imported from Spain, the swimming pool is a special aerobic swimming/running pool, designed by an orthopedic doctor, with over 20 jets that target every part of your body. This is a salt water pool, eliminating the need for chemicals, and is heated to 93 degrees Fahrenheit from June to December. You will be able to enjoy this amazing pool while enjoying the sights and sounds of the surf, or even watching the sun set in the evening. Beyond the pool is the lawn, a number of palm trees, and a simple white fence sitting atop one of the sea walls. Yes, that is plural, as there are three sea walls on the property, that were constructed by digging down 10 feet and utilizing many rocks and boulders, providing superior protection from high tides. There is a paved driveway from the courtyard to the gate that accesses the beach. Imagine having this beautiful piece of beach literally one step away from your property!
Everything about this property reveals quality, even from the moment you find it. The perimeter fencing is all brick walls that took one year to complete, and which is sealed for long-lasting ease of maintenance. The gates at the street, to enter the property, are made from chanu and teak. The gates open to a long driveway, lined with 25 palm trees, leading to a large courtyard, originally installed with cement and then in 2021, $100,000 was spent for bricks from Quito to be laid down. Now, the only maintenance necessary for this feature except for occasional power washing. The driveway passes by a terraced garden area, and level lawn and garden area. Here you will find peppers and cilantro, mango trees, a banana tree and yellow lemon tree, as well as 30 coconut trees…you will have the freshest of ingredients for your meals!
The property has two gas water heaters and one electric water heater, two big cement water cisterns that are completely tiled to ensure clean water before soft water filtration, and two large containers on the roof. There are three septic tanks, one on each side of the house, built with brick, and one dedicated only for the washer. The roof tile is from Cuenca and guaranteed for 30 years. There is a separate cottage recently renovated with a brick exterior. Perfect for a groundskeeper and/or housekeeper and their family, it has an open living/dining/kitchen area, bedroom and bathroom. The laundry room for this property is conveniently located at this cottage. The entire property is protected with a motion-activated security system that allows you to view the property in real time from anywhere in the world.
This estate is perfect for anyone with an appreciation for excellence in design, materials, and lifestyle, with a desire to live right on the beach, but it could also be used as a Bed & Breakfast inn, or even an upscale Assisted Living facility. The property is so large, there is still room to build an addition, if desired, or even a separate condominium building! This is an opportunity that does not present itself every day, so don’t hesitate, call us today!
For a private viewing of this magnificent property, please contact Kimberly at 098.621.2688 in Ecuador or 312.985.7703 internationally. You can also reach her at email@example.com.
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