Exquisite Palazzino with Garden
This 400-year-old palazzino in the village of Zejtun is a rare find. With an imposing double-fronted facade, it welcomes you to its 366 square metre space packed with history and features that have been well kept over the years. It can be easily converted into a truly unique home.
You enter this house through its antiporta, which is a second door into the property, and your first view inside is of a vaulted ceiling and these stunning and unique tiles.
From here, you can see just part of the outdoor area, which includes a lovely mature garden. Light from across the entrance hall floods the space, giving it a feel of airiness and space.
The first room on the left as you enter this property is the dining room. Complete with a painted border at the top of the room, this room, like most other rooms in this house, still has the beautiful furniture and light fittings of the family who once lived here.
This is the first room on the right of the entrance, where it was previously used as a bedroom. For modern living, this would typically be converted to a formal living room or a study room. Each room on the right-hand side of this property has a small room behind it that could be used for storage or an en-suite. The entrance to this can be seen on the left-hand side of this photo.
Lovely patterned tiles give a traditional but aesthetically pleasing feel to most of the rooms in the house, each room with a different pattern from the rest.
The spacious outdoors consists of a terrace sheltered on three sides by the walls of the house and a garden at a lower level with mature citrus trees and flowering plants. Entertaining here is a dream for many. The terrace allows for the space to have a large table or a good number of standing guests for a party. The garden would make a lovely backdrop for any event.
From the garden, you can walk into an opening that takes you under the house and into an underlying level of interconnected rooms, running the full expanse of the property.
These rooms are a maze of spaces that can be transformed into whatever the imagination of the future owner dreams they could be. The arches supporting the walls add even more character and personality.
(Author's pick: secret library and cocktail bar just for friends.)
For those who are wine enthusiasts or dream of becoming such, this would be a perfect space for a wine cellar.
In addition to these interesting underground spaces, this house has a rare historical feature - a private shelter some two storeys below street level.
This typical stone spiral staircase is a secondary stairway that connects all the floors of the house, from the roof all the way down to the basement level. As well as having windows providing it with natural light, it also has small rooms at different intervals which could serve as storage rooms.
This house is a heaven of high ceilings and beautiful chandeliers.
The landing on the first floor makes up a whole room to itself. From here, you have access to two of three large rooms on the floor.
This particular room has the typical flagstone flooring and is the corner room interconnected to the other two rooms.
As on the ground floor level, the rooms on the right side of the house have this extra storage room, which can be turned into an en-suite toilet.
The roof of the house is on two levels. It provides views of the village of Zejtun and overlooks the beautiful terrace and garden of this wonderful property.
The lucky owners who will call this their home have a lot of exciting conversions and some possible restoration projects with this house, but it will be a wonderfully unique place to live one day.
Condition at Sale: Requires decoration
Rooms in Property: Bedrooms | Bathrooms | Kitchen | Entrance Hall | Dining Room | Basement | Cellar | Box Room | Living Room
Pool: Space for Pool
Facilities: Potential for Solar Panels
View: Town View
Roof: Private Roof
Miscellaneous: Pet Friendly
Outside Space: Backyard | Terrace | Balcony | BBQ Area
Viewing Options: Viewings By Appointment
Żejtun, situated in the southeast of the islands, has its origins in antiquity with a significant contribution to the islands' history, arts and commerce. It has a number of important heritage sites and the old urban cores, called Bisqallin and Ħal Bisbut, retain a traditional village feel with narrow streets, alleyways and typical Maltese houses.