Good Tuesday morning! A stately historic home in Spain, circa 1850, divided into three elegant houses with shared courtyard.
Such an elegant residence in a wonderful area of Spain, 40 minutes to Alicante and 1.5 hours to Valencia city. With so much living space, you could rent units for income and live very comfortably!
From the listing on Idealista:
Passing through the pretty courtyard of this charming stately townhouse in Biar feels like stepping back into a more elegant age; a blend of faded grandeur, refined tranquillity and exquisite features, it’s an unmissable opportunity to breathe new life into a very special period home.
Its construction date is unknown, but the earliest parts of the property are thought to date from around 1850. Subject to various additions and refurbishments in the twentieth century, the property’s 1,520 m2 is currently divided into three discrete units, all wrapped around an enchanting courtyard garden extending to 289.20 m2.
Unit 1: The largest of the three at 1,425 m2, this part of the house has an entrance right on the Plaza Constitución and offers spacious accommodation arranged over three levels, featuring a wealth of unique decorative features. The ground floor comprises an entrance hall, dining room, living room-dining room with impressive tiled fireplace and direct access to the courtyard, kitchen with fireplace, two pantries and a smaller courtyard featuring a charming well, leading to a guest bathroom. On the first floor, there are four generous bedrooms, a closet, an additional living area and a family bathroom. The second floor hosts a library with direct access to the covered tower roof terrace, as well as two attic bedrooms and a 70 m2 room occupying the roof space.
Unit 2: This bijou apartment is accessed from Calle Santa María, and offers two bedrooms, a cosy living room and a kitchen.
Unit 3: Accessed via an exterior staircase, this part of the property would make a superb guest house. From the entrance, a left turn takes us to the main accommodation: kitchen, pantry, living-dining room, bathroom, and a small vestibule leading to two bedrooms, one with a connecting door to the library on the second floor of Unit 1. A right turn leads to two staircases: one ascending to an upper terrace, one descending to storage areas, a further private terrace, and the main courtyard.
This characterful stately townhouse hugs a splendid courtyard garden planted with mature trees and boasting a Moorish-style water feature. This space is directly accessible from the ground floor of Unit 1 and via a fine arched colonnade from Unit 3.
Please note that the property has no central heating and is presented for sale along with various items of antique furniture.