Ecuador Real Estate:

Grand Old Cotacachi Colonial for Sale


A rare opportunity is available in Cotacachi for the right person to own and restore or renovate an important historical building.  Located on the main square of the town’s center, adjacent to the cathedral, is a valuable corner lot and two-story building worth preserving.

Colonial in Cotacachi

According to local laws, the façade of the building must be preserved because of its historical significance.  It is between 90-100 years old, according to the owners, who grew up in the house.

Stairs to the top room

Their family was sympathetic to liberal politicians at the beginning of the last century and often hid them in a secret room at the top of the stairwell.

Detail of the hand painted decorations on the walls

The walls and ceilings are intricately decorated in patterned, hand-painted designs. The exterior eaves also show exquisite attention to detail with a faux finish and patterning that is still visible today.

Detail of a railing in the courtyard

Red door

Balconies are beautifully wrought in metal and doors retain some of their original latches.

The tree in the courtyard

Half of the huge lot is an open courtyard with a large tree, perfect for a restaurant’s gracious outdoor dining area.  It’s complete with an adobe stove, or horno, for wood-fired pizzas and homemade breads.

Fountain

The interior of the building features a large antique stone fountain and patio imbedded with cow bones in the style of the period.

Colonial style furniture

The large rooms upstairs would be perfect for a B&B, for public offices or shops.  Downstairs rooms, too, would lend themselves to businesses such as a bookstore, art gallery or other fine shop.

Damaged wall

Because of roof/water damage, this building will require renovation to preserve it’s second floor, but the rewards of ownership and gratitude of future generations makes it a project well worth considering.

Colonial house in Cotacachi

Whether for business or philanthropic use, this building is a part of Cotacachi’s past that needs to be preserved.  Contact Gary or Linda for further information about preservation, renovation or new construction costs.  Price greatly reduced from $260,000 to $180,000.

Colonial style furniture

 

Contact Gary Phillips, the listing agent, or one of our other agents at www.Pro-Ecuador.com for more information. We can arrange an appointment for a showing of this property.

Gary’s contact information:
www.Pro-Ecuador.com
Email address – gary@ecuadoredg.com
USA phone – 1-218-206-1115
Ecuador phones – (593) 8 264 4469 (cell) and (593) 6 291 5647 (office)
If you call from Ecuador- Phone: 08 264 4469 (cell) and 06 291 5647 (office)



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