Year of Construction: 1930
Year of Renovation: 2021
A unique town house of character, with 6 floors, and a panoramic roof terrace enjoying arguably some of the best stunning views across the Grand Harbour, towards the 3-Cities, Castille and Valletta. This property has been meticulously restored and finished with all modern luxuries. Also included is a 1-bedroom self-contained maisonette - see end of property listing for details.
The property is located in Floriana just a 7 minute stroll to Valletta. A dual-aspect corner plot at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Floriana, overlooking the Grand Harbour, close to Sir Luigi Preziosi Gardens, and just a 7 minute stroll to Valletta.
The townhouse has 450 sqm of habitable space, with each floor covering over 80m2, plus the separate guest/staff maisonette of 63m2, that can be interconnected with the main house if desired.
The exquisite stone ceiling in the traditional entrance hall was revealed by 3 months of painstaking but passionate work by a local stone mason, chipping away by hand the multiple layers of paint that was so fashionable in the early 1900’s.
Entrance leads to lift/elevator and traditional stone staircase to basement and upper floors.
The principal living area offers a double aspect lounge with kitchen and dining areas with glass Atrium above with access to roof terrace.
There are two traditional Maltese balconies with views of the Grand Harbour, and one Juliette balcony with views of St Publius church on the Granaries.
There is a rotating cylindrical designer log burning Focus fire in lounge. The Italian kitchen from designers, One Percent, with top end Smeg appliances including a wine fridge.
The dining area also has with view of Grand Harbour.
Guest living area offers a further double aspect lounge with traditional Maltese balcony and Juliette balcony plus kitchen. This area could be converted into fourth guest suite and bathroom. This floor can be part of the main house or totally separated for guests by a system of remote electric shutters that also serve as added security.
All living areas, bedrooms and bathrooms fitted with underfloor heating.
BEDROOMS & GUEST AREA:
The home has 3 luxurious bedrooms, all with custom designed wardrobes from bespoke carpenter, Chili Chili
Interiors. The master bedroom enjoys both a traditional Maltese balcony and Juliette balcony with double French
doors. The master bathroom floor was also reinforced to allow placement of the beautiful Copper Bath shipped from
William and Holland in the UK. Margoli copper towel rails from Italy and custom designed Corian double vanity and mirror.
The main guest bedroom has a Juliette balcony and third bedroom has a Maltese balcony. Both guest rooms have ensuite bathrooms.
There are further shower rooms on both the roof terrace and vaulted basement with additional guest toilets on main living floor and guest bedroom level. Both guest apartment level and bedroom level each have concealed laundry areas.
The Jewel in the Crown of this house is the roof top terrace, a private oasis overlooking The Grand Harbour and
Valletta. Floors are served with lift/elevator access that opens to the panoramic views. The roof terrace kitchen has a central island with views across the Grand Harbour. Fitted appliances include an American fridge, dishwasher and a Napoleon BBQ.
GUEST TOILET and SHOWER ROOM
Due to all mechanical services being located in basement, the roof terrace enjoys every square metre of space. The roof has also been reinforced ready for a pool or jacuzzi if desired.
The vaulted basement has 200 bottle wine cellar, gym area with flat screen TV, shower room and toilet and Tylo Swedish Sauna and permit for a Hammam. Also included with this property is an adjacent maisonette (see end of listing)
This three and half year renovation was meticulously project managed by British owners. The property was entirely renovated, including the replacement of all mains plumbing and electrics. Maltese balconies were replaced or renovated with new double-glazing units on all windows. The floors were brought to one level throughout with 25cm of phonic and thermal insulation as well as electric underfloor heating.
Every room has hotel standard, Hitachi Reverse Heat/ AC hidden system.
A technical room on the ground floor behind the lift shaft houses a high spec plumbing system for hot water throughout the house, two 300 litre heaters and two pumps to serve all floors, negating the use of ugly water tanks on each floor or any services on the panoramic roof top. A water softener system is also fitted. There are also reverse osmosis water systems in all three kitchens providing drinkable water from the tap.
The roof was reinforced and electrical installation in place for a jacuzzi or small pool, permit in place.
Bespoke lift/elevator designed CIBES glass system to all levels including panoramic view upon arrival to
The main door entry system can be opened on every floor with a camera panel plus app. Access can be granted and visitors observed and communicated with from anywhere worldwide.
There is a full security system installed, including street camera. There is a micro cement finish on the top 2 floors with guest apartment tiled with Italian ceramic tiles.
Some areas were opened with steel beams inserted to allow small rooms to be combined into a light filled open spaces.
GUEST OR STAFF MAISONETTE (also included)
The main house is also attached to a newly renovated spacious ( 65m2) maisonette that can be used for guests or
staff, with its own street entrance. It can easily be reconnected or kept separated to main house via a door to hallway and or via basement stairs. A ground floor lounge area leads to first floor one bedroom with traditional Maltese balcony and adjoining shower room. A new kitchen dining area has a peak view of the Grand Harbour.
A unique and interesting property, with a fantastic location setting and stunning views, and walking distance to Valletta.