This 13.1-acres chacra (rural estate) near Route 12, also known as the Panoramic Route because of the breathtaking scenery, is really something very special. The main house was originally built around 1900, and was uninhabited for decades, and by 2006 it had crumbled right down to the foundations. The current owner completely reconstructed the old house from scratch with great expertise and painstaking attention to detail, and expanded it while still respecting its original style.
Today the house is totally authentic in style but, of course, is in completely new condition following the renovations. It offers 2,917 square feet of living space, divided into a living room with integrated kitchen, a dining room, five large individually usable rooms, a spacious basement and two bathrooms. The living room opens onto a covered barbecue area over 500 square feet in size.
The house is very well insulated and heated by three woodstoves.
In addition to the main house there is an 860-square-feet guest house, comprising a living/dining room with fireplace and kitchenette, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
This chacra offers the conditions for an almost completely self-sufficient lifestyle. Electricity is supplied by the public grid and there is also a back-up generator. Water is supplied by a well on the property and two 600-liter water storage tanks. Water heating is via solar panels.
Raising livestock would be entirely feasible. The property also offers an organic garden and three orchards with a total of 30 citrus and other fruit trees. Four beehives could also be taken over, if desired.
Despite the idyllic, quiet rural location, you will not feel isolated living here. The closest town (Pueblo Edén) with basic shopping is just 4.3 mi away, and the coasts of Punta Este, with its extensive infrastructure, can be reached in just a half-hour drive.
Main house rooms: Living room with integrated kitchen, dining room, 5 individually usable rooms, 2 bathrooms, basement; Guest house rooms: Living/dining room with kitchenette, 2 bedrooms, bathroom