- Property: House (Resale)
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Receptions: N/A
4 Bed Townhouse
BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 300 YEAR OLD TOWNHOUSE (FREEHOLD) IN CENTRAL VALLETTA, A CITY THAT IS A BAROQUE MASTERPIECE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN....
Valletta is a UNESCO protected World Heritage site in its totality, recognized worldwide as an architectural gem, built between 1565 and 1795 on a planned grid system to a Baroque style packed with palaces, mansions and town houses. Valletta is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and covers an area of about 1 sq km of an archipelago featuring San Francisco style hills within the city’s fortress walls which look out to sea and the two harbours. A city packed full of beautiful Baroque buildings, it is the capital of Malta.
Valletta is built upon the hill of Mount Sceberas, and surrounded by harbours or the sea on 3 sides giving magnificent views from strategic points of its formidable fortifications, possibly the best medieval fortifications in the world, and still almost entirely intact.
This building has been fully renovated and is in very good structural and decorative condition.
GENERAL INTRODUCTION OF THE BUILDING
The Building has five floors, a roof terrace and a cellar.
Price : 850,000 euro
Area : 363 square metres internal
70 metres external
The facade has 3 doors, all of which can be utilized as entrances.
The size and layout of the house allows for flexible use of the space from 2 to 4 bedrooms as the owner requires,
2 bathrooms and 2 additional guest cloakrooms, 2 lounges and kitchens currently utilized as summer and winter floors. A wonderfully evocative cellar with original stone arches to support the property.
A delightful sun trap of a Roof Terrace extending from the summer Lounge-Kitchen.
The House and its Rooms have retained their uniquely Maltese and Valletta character and fully integrated the needs of a modern and flexible living space.
The property has been lovingly restored in keeping with its original character, throughout the property the roof/ceilings are supported by Oak timber beams and Xorok limestone slabs, the walls are made of the traditional stone of Malta which is the golden coloured form of limestone known as globigerina..as a result the building has a beautiful feeling of a 300 year old gem shining in the Mediterranean Sea...the very unique atmosphere of a Maltese house.
The stone facade shows a fascinating development of a 300 year old stone house with windows and doorways of different periods still being visible in outline.
We can only imagine how the House was used in different periods of its life. The facade still has 2 windows to the facade off the 1st floor lounge and a balcony to each of the two exquisite primary bedrooms, each of the balconies has a wonderful view of Fort St. Elmo (which pre-dates Valletta) and views out to sea.
Ground Floor (70 sq m) has 3 doors. In recent times the secondary doors were used as an Entrance to a Doctor's Surgery, with a Waiting Room (now book store) and Doctor's Office, with its own Cloakroom and Storage, which is large enough to be converted into a Shower This floor is ancillary to the House and is currently used as an Office, it could be incorporated into the living space of the house (bedroom or dining room or main kitchen or reception room). The Ground Floor also has a Yard which is fully tiled with water tap and drainage.
The Main Hallway has a simple form invitingly leading to the Stairway and the upper floors of this Valletta Townhouse.
The First Floor Lounge area (70 sq m) has 2 windows to front facade and opens onto a modern fully fitted Kitchen. There is also a Guest Cloakroom on this floor and a Larder that is large enough to be converted into a Shower.
The Second Floor Bedroom Suite (73 sq m) incorporates a large high ceiling traditional Maltese room with original floor tiles, a balcony, oak beams, stone ceiling, with a substantial Dressing Room (which doubles as additional double bed space) leading to fully fitted Ensuite Bathroom. Above the bathroom on a Mezzanine Level is another double bed space much favoured by young children visiting the house.
A unique feature of this room is a square metre of strengthened glass floor at entrance to balcony, this feature was designed to bring light into the first floor. Valletta is a collection of Palaces and Townhouses, several floors high and in an enclosed area, it should also be remembered that in the original design sunlight was to be blocked out as it brings in heat, the high ceilings were of course to cool the rooms, for its modern use the house has acquired a lot of glass to bring in light.
Master Bedroom Suite show fine details of original limestone walls with Oak beam supports to ceiling with Xorok limestone slabs, the original height of the room gives a luxurious feeling of space. This room has a delightful balcony looking down to the sea, about 300 metres away. This Suite boasts a good sized Dressing Room leading onto a large and bright fully fitted modern Bathroom with Jacuzzi Bath, power shower and 'His and Hers' wash basins.
The Summer Lounge and Kitchen incorporates a fully fitted functioning Kitchen (washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 refrigerators, electric cooker) and leads onto a lovely sun terrace and then onto the final roof area with its fabulous views of the sea, the perfect sunbathing spot. Area: 75 sq m.
From the roof of the house opening even more breathtaking views.
The Cellar (45 sq m) is currently used a Wine Cellar and storage space, but this is where one see's the architectural start of this old property with its beautifully designed and constructed stone arches in support of this 5 storey stone Valletta Townhouse. The perfect Wine Cellar.
The softly raising Marble Staircase with the windows all the way up bring lots of beautiful light into the house complementing splendidly the original architecture.
The Yard brings both a feeling of coolness to the property and golden reflected light from its walls.
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