4 camera Casa in vendita a Birgu

€ 2,888,000

Set within one of Birgus oldest buildings dating from the early 1500s, when the village became the first seat of the Order of St. John in Malta, is this beautiful House Of Character tucked away in the heart of the ancient hamlet of Birgu. The house was sensitively restored to its former glory by the present owner into a family residence, having also an MTA license as a Guest House. The property features four well appointed suites that open a window into a unique hospitality concept, where East and West are harmoniously balanced. One is welcomed into the traditional Maltese architectural features that are offset amidst eclectic antiques, which the owners collected during their travels and over time. The house has two entrances, the main entrance leads to an imposing arched living and dining area, leading all the way to the kitchen area. The other entrance takes one to the lift, the guest powder room, and the central courtyard enjoying a wood fireplace and a skylight that can be closed or opened according to the season. An imposing spiral staircase dominates the courtyard and leads all the way up to the roof level. The first floor level accommodates two double bedrooms, the first suite, in the former 'Camera Nobile', features a private alcove with a double bed, and a unique balcony looking onto the cozy street and measuring about 50 sqm. The second is a 40 sqm twin suite with a cozy living quarter bedecked with one-of-a-kind antique furnishings and a show-stopping Maltese chandelier. If you look close enough, you may find a unique secret hidden within its thick walls. The second level opens into a twin suite that mixes Dame Vivienne Westwood's eye-catching wall feature with its private zen terrace amidst the butterflies, having its own private en-suite. On the third level, one finds a light-filled double suite overlooking the historical neighborhood and provides lofty views of the Annunciation Church nearby. The roof level is an oasis of peace where one can relax, while on the upper roof one can enjoy views of the marina, and city views all the way to Valletta and the Grand Harbor. A hidden gem for those looking for a grand home in a historical city or someone looking for a boutique hotel ready to operate.