Retro Solitary Maisonette
This unconverted, first-floor maisonette is in a quiet part of Paola, in the vicinity of retail, coffee shops and the main Parish church. As a corner property, it has more natural light and air coming through it than a terraced maisonette might. It also benefits from owning the airspace on its roof with all opportunities that come with that.
When visiting this home, you are first in an entrance area large enough to be used as a sitting room. Like the rest of the property, the high ceilings give the rooms a sense of spaciousness.
From the entrance area, you then walk up one floor to reach rooms that are linked by arches and consist of another sitting room, a dining room and the kitchen. Each one has its own aperture bringing in light and retains the decor which was once on trend.
The kitchen is just off the dining area and is straight out of the 1970s. The new owners may wish to modernise this space, or they might keep everything intact for a genuinely retro experience.
The sleeping quarters consist of three bedrooms and the main bathroom at the back of the property, with the main bedroom being at the corner.
At roof level, you can find a washroom and a large roof overlying the first floor. The full airspace that comes with the property brings the potential to build another floor or just transform this roof into a lush roof garden where you can plan some lovely summer BBQs.
This home includes a large street-level garage with a yard that underlies part of the property itself.
Condition at Sale: Finished / Converted
Rooms in Property: Bedrooms | Bathrooms | Kitchen | Entrance Hall | Dining Room | Box Room | Washroom | Living Room
Facilities: Potential for Solar Panels | Air Conditioning
View: Town View | Countryside View
Roof: Private Roof | Sold with Airspace
Parking: Private Street-Level Garage
Outside Space: Backyard | Balcony | Roof Garden
Viewing Options: Viewings By Appointment
Paola is a modern urban area on the hill overlooking the Grand Harbour, in the South Eastern Region of Malta. It is known for the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, its large parish church (the biggest church in the Maltese Islands), its square with shopping centres, the Good Friday procession, and its football club, Hibernians FC. Mariam Al-Batool Mosque, the only mosque in Malta, as well as an Islamic Cultural Centre, are found in Paola.
The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a remarkably well-preserved series of Neolithic cave temples, discovered by construction workers in 1902. Thousands of artefacts dating back to 4000 BC were uncovered here, most famously the Sleeping Lady of Ħal Saflieni, replicas of which can be found in every tourist shop in Malta. The Hypogeum is open to the public, but it is recommended that tickets are purchased months in advance, as only 80 people are allowed in each day.
House prices in Paola are in the lower-middle range.