About the Property:This modern three-story concrete-and-wood house with over 300 square meters (about3,200 square feet) of living space overlooks the exclusive valley of Cumbaya, just minutesoutside of Quito center and minutes from the airport.The property is located in a very quiet, private gated community with 24 hour security,and trained maintenance staff. The house is extremely spacious and luminous, with anincredible view, featuring spacious and bright living room and dining room spaces. Theground floor has an entrance hall, fireplace, wooden floors and beautiful trim.The modern eat-in kitchen, which also has outdoor access, is fully equipped with a practicaldouble sink and lots of counter space including an island with a small additional sink.The kitchen area is partitioned from another communal area with dual sided hangingcabinets for easy access and extraordinary storage space, laundry area, pantry and anadditional office room with bathroom which could be easily converted to an extrabedroom.The second floor has 3 beautiful bedrooms each with a walk-in closet and it’s own privatebathroom with tub and shower; the master is very spacious with an excellent view, largewalk-in closet, jacuzzi tub, cabin shower and dual sink in the bathroom. in addition acomfortable entertainment room is conveniently located and very large 3rd floor rooftopterrace and pergola with a 360 view of the valley, mountains and volcanoes is excellentfor yoga, mediation or entertainment.in the condo complex there is a large pool, sauna, gym, basketball court, soccer field,tennis court, and children area with a playground, which is great for families. it also has ahigh-speed fiber optic internet connection installed in the house functioning optimally.Cumbaya, an affluent suburban community that is part of the greater Quito area, is verymodern and very safe. A plethora of resources are available within minutes such assupermarkets, theatre and arts, shopping malls, health food stores and amazing schoolsincluding the most international highly ranked university in Ecuador, University of SanFrancisco of Quito.Of the many parks and nature areas easily accessible, there includes the Chaquinan, agorgeously maintained 22 mile bicycle and running trail converted from an old train linestretching through the entire valley and through old train tunnels traversing abreathtaking canyon.About the Area:Quito is the capital and the largest city of Ecuador, and at an elevation of 2,850 metres (9,350 ft) above sea level, it is the second highest official capital city in the world, after La Paz, and the one which is closest to the equator. it is located in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains.in 2008, the city was designated as the headquarters of the Union of South American Nations.The historic center of Quito has one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas.Quito and Krakow, Poland, were among the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO, in 1978. The central square of Quito is located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of the equator; the city itself extends to within about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) of zero latitude. A monument and museum marking the general location of the equator is known locally as la mitad del mundo (the middle of the world), to avoid confusion, as the word ecuador is Spanish for equator.Quito’s closest volcano is Pichincha, looming over the western side of the city. Quito is also the only capital in the world to be directly menaced by an active volcano. Pichincha volcano has several summits, among them Ruku Pichincha at 4,700 metres (15,400 feet) above sea level and Guagua Pichincha at 4,794 metres (15,728 feet). Guagua Pichincha is active and being monitored by volcanologists at the Geophysical institute of the national polytechnic university. The largest eruption occurred in 1660 when more than 25 centimetres (9.8 inches) of ash covered the city. There were three minor eruptions in the 19th century. The latest eruption was recorded on October 5, 1999, when a few puffs of smoke and a large amount of ash were deposited on the city.Activity in other nearby volcanoes also can affect the city. in November 2002, after an eruption in the volcano Reventador, the city was showered with a layer of fine ash particles to a depth of several centimeters.The volcanoes on the Central Cordillera (Royal Cordillera), east of Quito, surrounding the Guayllabamba valley include Cotopaxi, Sincholagua, Antisana and Cayambe. Some of the volcanoes of the Western Cordillera, to the west of the Guayllabamba valley, as well as are Pichincha include illiniza, Atacazo, and Pululahua (which has the Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve).