Double-Fronted Townhouse Dating Back to the 1800s
Just a few minutes' walk from the Paola square, which contains plenty of outlets and local amenities, is this beautiful townhouse. Dating back to the 1800s, this home has a double-fronted façade with two stone-carved bollards. It currently has three separate and individual entrances but these can easily be rejoined if necessary.
The current owners are extremely proud of this property and it has accommodated their large family for many happy years. There's great potential here to turn this townhouse into something special like a boutique hotel, given its traditional Maltese features, or perhaps even an Airbnb.
Stepping through from the main door, you can see straight through the stone arched doorway, which has traditional thick double walls, into the hallway and stairwell. This space is flooded with natural light due to the window opposite with wooden apertures.
The wonderfully high ceilings provide a light and airy feel to this home.
The traditional staircase leads down to a very large cellar, full of old, authentic features and an old stone well. This level also provides access to a good-sized backyard.
The current owners have envisaged the cellar space being transformed into a lavish spa area with the upper floors serving as the living and sleeping quarters.
There would even be space for an indoor pool here in the bigger cellar or perhaps a restaurant where the smaller arched cellar is utilised as a wine cellar and the bigger area as a private dining space. There are so many possibilities.
Heading up towards the first floor, you'll find a kitchen with a front-facing balcony, a living area, two double bedrooms, a recently upgraded bathroom and a laundry room that leads to the back terrace.
All the rooms in this home have retained their traditional features including wonderfully high ceilings, wooden internal doors and stone slabs or 'xorok'.
A spacious roof covers the whole of this property, which is being sold with airspace and offers ample room for entertainment.
The other two entrances are currently being used as individual ground floor maisonettes, which have their own living area, kitchen, bathroom and small yard.
The old closed-off doorways can easily be reopened and all three houses reconnected.
In order to understand the scope this home has and what could potentially be done here, viewings are highly recommended.
This is a very special property with lots to offer the right home-seekers.
Condition at Sale: Unconverted
Rooms in Property: Bedrooms | Bathrooms | Kitchen | Entrance Hall | Pantry | Dining Room | Basement | Cellar | Washroom | Living Room
Pool: Space for Pool
Facilities: Air Conditioning
View: Town View
Roof: Private Roof | Sold with Airspace
Miscellaneous: Pet Friendly
Outside Space: Backyard | Terrace | Balcony
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.