As always, properties you only find at Azores Properties: One of the last remaining classic buildings in the city of Horta is now available for sale. This beautiful second half of the nineteenth Century building has with 2 floors and 2 separate entrances. There is a wide staircase leading up to the second floor. It has been divided into two fractions and thus can be used as two legally separate units. It has been used as a large office, but it can be turned into a residence or a high-level touristic accommodation.
The property is in a reasonably good condition. It has a 160 m2 footprint for each floor (total 320 m2) and comes with a large attic. There is an additional 28 m2 covered area behind it. A third entrance leads to the space behind the house for bicycles or storage or a utilities area. The first floor has a huge kitchen. There are 3 bathrooms in the house. All windows have been changed into double glazing with no need to paint the aluminium frames. The entire building used to be the office for one of the departments of the local government and was converted into office space. Interior walls are drywall so one could change the layout easily. There is no garden space.
With its nineteenth century charm, this property will make an excellent office in the most central part of town, or a stylish and elegant guesthouse or even a serious grand family mansion.
Horta is one of the nicest towns on the Azores, strategically located in the Central group with 30 minutes access to the Island of Pico and a two hour Ferry to the Island of São Jorge. Daily flights will take 2 and half hours from Lisbon. There is a reliable fiber-optics internet/communications connection to mainland Europe: From Horta, you are only two or three routers away from the internet’s backbone. It’s a great location for a web-based services company.
Horta is a popular destination for individual travelers who come to enjoy the countryside and hike the different routes on the islands. The city hosts around 1200 motor and sailing yachts a year who use Horta as their Transatlantic stopover. This makes Horta marina the busiest marina in between the mainland and the Caribbean .
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