House of Character with Original Features
A three-bedroom house of character located in the middle of a winding road in a sought-after area in Zebbug. The layout comprises of a welcoming hall with the sitting room on the left and a door leading to a good size courtyard opposite the front door. On the right one finds the stairway that takes you up to the first floor, also adjacent to a large and beautiful dining room.
At the back of the house and interconnected to the dining room is a spacious kitchen which also leads on to the courtyard. A spare toilet is tucked under the outside stairs and from here one can access the cellar which presently is being used as a store.
The sleeping quarters are on the first floor, with the master bedroom having a large en-suite bathroom. On this floor one also finds a shared shower room and two other bedrooms.
A spiral staircase takes you up to a large washroom with roof terrace. The sitting room has the option to be converted into a garage (wooden door in place). The oldest parts of the house are 400 years old and the present proud owners worked meticulously to retain all original features such as arches, wooden beams, rooms with high ceilings made out of stone slabs (xorok) resting on corbels (kileb), limestone walls, various recesses, original Maltese patterned tiles and many more. A lot of charm, character and cosy atmosphere makes the property a place to call home.
Great care has been taken with the restoration, keeping many original features in this house of character, some parts of which are over 400 years old.---
The property is sprinkled with some modern touches for contrast, like this chandelier in the living room.
Throughout the property, original shelves are still in use, like this one near the ceiling in the living room.
Modern properties simply aren't built with the same character as can be found within these thick walls.
Almost every room in this house of character has the original high ceilings.
The kitchen leads into both the courtyard and the dining room.
Modern chandeliers bring light into this high-ceilinged dining room.
A charming internal courtyard provides natural light to the interior rooms of the house, as well as a small outside oasis for the house's family.
A view of the courtyard from the roof.
Shelter in the courtyard proves a perfect home for a BBQ when it's not in use.
An internal storage area doubling as a laundry room and music studio.
A ground floor bathroom also provides access to the cellar, which is currently used as a storage space.
The staircase leading from the ground floor to the first floor shows the juxtaposition of old with new: traditional limestone stairs meet modern glass-and-metal stairs halfway up.
A view of the original tile floor from the staircase.
The staircase leads to a walkway made of wood, metal and glass before proceeding into the private area of the house.
The master bedroom has a private en-suite bathroom.
The master bedroom's en-suite bathroom is spacious and carefully decorated.
Stairs lead from the upstairs hallway into the second bedroom.
This hallway provides access to the shared bathroom and second bedroom.
The first floor also has a shared bathroom for the second and third bedrooms.
The second bedroom of three has large windows.
The second bedroom has a spiral staircase leading to a washroom and the private roof.
The spiral staircase is wider than most, providing easy access to the roof.
The private roof includes a washroom.
Condition at Sale: Semi-furnished
Ground Rent: Freehold
Rooms in Property: Bedrooms | Bathrooms | Kitchen | Dining Room | Cellar | Washroom | Living Room | Study
Roof: Private Roof | Sold with Airspace
Spare Toilets: 1
Outside Space: Courtyard
Żebbuġ has a village-like atmosphere despite having been a large residential area for centuries. As one of Malta’s oldest villages, it is home to magnificent patricians' houses and palazzos and fine examples of 16th to 18th-century domestic architecture. It is renowned for its spectacular festas. Locals are known as Żebbuġin.