We are proud to offer this magnificent, very large, historical building in the centre Horta city, Faial island, Azores.
It is a large property: it sits on 369m2 of land and has a registered private living space of 408m2. That’s a lot of space in the most central part of town.
The building has 3 stories plus attic and basement. On the ground floor there’s a nice ample shop and a small office. The area to the apartments starts with a floor to ceiling marbled entrance and two large traditional doors with small round windows. On the back you will find storage annexes, a large warehouse opening up to the waterfront with a very high ceiling and a good sized pleasant and private garden. There is also access to a good sized basement space. It is as far as we know the only house in the city with a basement.
The first and second floors hold 2 independent grand apartments with windows to both sides of the building. On the first floor there’s a winter garden, three large rooms to one side, plus a dinning area, 2 bedrooms, two bathrooms and good sized kitchen. The second floor apartment also has the winter garden area, a very large living room, 3 good sized bedrooms, several small storage rooms, a bathroom, an ample kitchen and a very large covered veranda overlooking the marina and with a great view to mount Pico across the Channel. There is still a high ceiling large attic that is currently not being used.
All the ceilings on all the floors are very high (3.7 meters) , rooms have very large old style windows, large and very high double doors give access to the different rooms. The height really is quite intimidating, door are enormous. The building is more than a century old and needs some renovations but it is perfectly habitable and currently being used. It is located in a special urban rehabilitation zone and so it is possible to have access to several government incentive programs and tax breaks, including VAT on renovations costs. We can help you in this process. We also offer renovation works with our own crew and have experience with the renovation of several historical buildings in Horta. We employ craftsmen and an architect to renovate to the highest possible standard. We are licensed by the government for such projects. We renovate all original details on old houses and offer modern amenities without destroying the feel of the house. Feel free to visit some of our projects.
The location is simply the best on the island. The building has its front to the main commercial street of Horta and it’s back, with a large garage and a nice garden, to the seaside avenue, opening up many different commercial and residential possibilities. Everything is in walking distance. On the waterfront avenue side, there’s a public garden area, making it much quiet and enjoyable zone. It is the best spot you can have in Horta.
This building is very unique not just for its size and condition but also for its location that allows many different business possibilities. If you are looking for a good investment opportunity in the center of Horta city, contact us right away for a visit. It is a fantastic opportunity.