Town House For Sale in Granada
- Albayzin Views
- Alhambra Views
- Car Access
- Close To All Amenities
- Fully Fitted Kitchen
- Sierra Nevada Views
- Wooden Beams
This unique property has been renovated to the highest standard. All four bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, the property is spacious and tastefully decorated.
After an extensive archaeological excavation, the house was dated back to 1520. Wherever possible, original elements have been preserved. The University of Granada praised the restoration for providing a comfortable modern home-whilst sympathetically conserving the original Morisco features. Some of the outstanding features of this Morisco house are its stunning patio, covered south-facing wooden balcony and gorgeous wooden celings. Houses in the 16th century were built to ensure maximum privacy for the occupants and glass was prohibitively expensive. There were few if any windows and life therefore centred around the very private patio. The upper floor was reserved for women, with rooms open to the covered balcony. In the summer months this balcony would have been a vital protection against the sun whilst allowing for any breezes. The house in its current state reflects these important features.
Entrance to the property is through an antique wooden door, which leads to a spacious entrance hall. To your right is a large dining room, which seats up to 15 people. To the end of the dining area is a fully fitted kitchen, and pantry and a door leading to the patio and WC. To the left of the entrance hall is a living room. All rooms on the lower floor have access to the lovely patio. In the dining room, the original foundations of the house have been excavated and put on display with lighting and a protective glass plate.
Upstairs, off the beautiful, original, wooden balcony, there are three double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The balcony enjoys lots of sunshine and beautiful views of the Albayzin, the Sierra and the Alhambra in the distance. An original wall painting, discovered during the excavation, has been preserved and is on display on the balcony.
On the top floor, there is a fourth double bedroom with an en suite bathroom. This would also make a fantastic study and has spectacular views.
Broadband internet is available. All mains services are connected.
This property has car access and is located just a few minutes' walk from the centre of the Albayzin. Close to all amenities.