The property, initially consisting of the original house and the land that reached out to an area of 10,000 m was acquired by the Zaldumbide – Rosales family at the beginning of the 30’s to the Guayaquil business owners Arrarte-Dillon owners of this property who had it for their winter stays in Quito. At that time the capital began to extend towards the north. This property was one of the many houses surrounded by gardens, that gave form to the Av. 6 de Diciembre that articulated the elegant and modern sectors of the north with the Historical Center. Throughout the years, its owners remodeled and adapted the original house to their likes and tastes, thinking that it should be adapted for the diplomatic life of its owners or tenants. For many years it was the residence of the ambassadors of Spain. Of the original construction there is little that can be appreciated at first glance and much of the original land was sold to different people. The property remained the property of the family until the death of Celia who bequeathed by will to the Zaldumbide Rosales Foundation.