Ottoman style house for sale Polichnitos
Traditional stone semi detached house for renovation in a quiet part of Polichnitos.
Ref: M Sokkaki
Situated off a small side street in the upper part of the town, entrance is through a metal gate into a small courtyard (approx 8m2). To the left is a recently-constructed building adjoining the original stone built house, creating a spacious kitchen and bathroom. Secured by a double glazed front door, the generous, south facing kitchen (4m x 4m) has newly fitted range of 8 floor and wall units, striking marble worktop, smart wall tiling and ceramic tiled floor. The south facing double glazed window lets in ample sunlight.
Leading off the kitchen is the bathroom with a bath, immersion heater and plumbing for washing machine. Both rooms are bright and airy and need little refurbishment, beyond refreshing with paint. This part of the property is habitable; the remainder is in need of a thorough renovation.
Facing across the courtyard from the entrance gate is the front door to the original house, constructed in the early part of the 20th century. Furthermore, the curved window tops suggest that the house once belonged to a Turkish family during the Ottoman occupation of Lesvos. An attractive carved stone lintel with cross beam features and a long narrow top window, allows light to enter the old hallway of approx. 4 m2. Straight ahead is a store room (2m x 2.6m) with concrete floor, bedrock in places, leading to a doorway and wooden door opening out to the street.
To the left off the hallway, there is a small store room used for winter wood. Adjacent to this is the living room (2.7m x 3m) with massive wooden beam ceiling joists and a carved stone fireplace. Timber window frames and wooden floor complete the very solid authentic atmosphere of this room which could be made warm and welcoming.
At the opposite end of the hallway a wooden staircase rises to the upper floor, which consists of one large main bedroom (3.9m x 4m) and a wide landing (2.15m x 4m) that can be used as a second sleeping area. Two beautiful arched window embrasures enhance both these rooms, with wooden framed windows. The landing area already contains a built in wardrobe and traditional alcove feature used in the past for holding a water basin. However, behind this alcove is a bricked up original window which could be opened up again, overlooking the courtyard and surrounding view.
The property requires substantial renovation and the wooden floor in the original house requires some planks to be replaced. With sympathetic treatment it would make a unique and interesting cozy village house.
- ID: 1022
- Published: November 26, 2021
- Last Update: November 27, 2021
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