This grand 13,500 square foot house was built in the 1850s and served as the quarters of the first Archbishop if Cuenca. It still has the original rooftop chapel – only one of three rooftop chapels remaining in Cuenca. However beautiful the original the most amazing thing about this mansion is the incredible renovation and level of craftsmanship that went into it. Have the best of both worlds; colonial charm with enough robust patrimonial heritage to write a book on while being in absolute luxury and all the modern amenities.
The extensive renovations make “Casa Monsenor” one of the most luxurious historical buildings in Cuenca. What is more is that the location is ideal for any type of hospitality business. Located just a half block off Benigno Malo on Juan Jaramillo “Casa Monsenor” is 3 blocks from Parque Calderon and one block from Calle Larga, making it within walking distance to everything in the City Center and the Tomebabma River. Also, being off the main street a half block makes the home a quite and tranquil oasis inside the city center.
The restoration of the home took several years and a considerable amount of capital, but it was worth it! Now the original Archbishop’s home is ready to serve guests from all over the world in first class comfort while enjoying and experiencing a real part of colonial Ecuador history and ultimately world history.
Some of the many high-end features added into this amazing home include: eight remote-controlled fireplaces, large glass-covered terrace, two indoor fountains, gorgeous Chanul hardwood flooring, two huge domed skylights, specially designed and imported main chandelier and twenty-one hand forged wrought iron chandeliers all with unique finishes, 40 hand-thrown wall sconces for nighttime illumination, custom-made curtains and draperies, luxury bathrooms outfitted with slate and teak finishing’s, personal kitchenettes in the two suites, two wet bars, gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances and hardware, floor to ceiling library shelving, all wiring for HDTV and high-speed internet, large commercial-grade water filtration system with 2200 liter reserve, commercial-grade hot-water heating system, , Top-of-the line video intercom security system, and much more!
If you are looking for the perfect place to make a bed and breakfast or just want to own, live and experience the colonial architecture while in complete luxury this home is for you. This home is unique on an international level for antiquity and quality. Call today to reserve a showing.