Playa Malvarrosa, Valencia
This exclusive beachside property has an impressive pedigree; designed in the 1890s by Demetrio Ribes, the creative force behind Valencia’s Estación del Norte railway station amongst other key buildings, yet was extensively yet sensitively renovated approximately 20 years ago. Today this villa still exudes plenty of charm, but now also contains modern features to make life even more comfortable in this attractive seaside setting close to the historic centre of Valencia.
The house is located in Calle Isabel de Villena, close to the Museo Blasco Ibáñez in the popular suburb of Playa Malvarrosa and, from the front door, the beach is a mere 25 metres away. Standing on a plot of 1,240m2, which includes well-established gardens, a solarium, BBQ area and private swimming pool, this 368m2 air-conditioned and centrally heated family home also boasts its own bodega and gymnasium.
A classic and rather regal seaside home, the villa has an extensive covered terrace from which residents can enjoy the magnificent views of the beach and the sparkling Mediterranean. A formal dining room evokes the elegance of a former age, with its marble theme, while there is also lots of space for more casual meals in the large living area. The ground floor furthermore includes a charming and fully fitted kitchen.
One of the villa’s most outstanding features is the staircase, with its beautiful wood and ironwork balustrades, but upstairs there is a surprise in store, with an ultra-modern stairway that leads to a further floor. Along with the guest lodge that also stands on the plot, this house includes five bedrooms and four bathrooms and would be the perfect home for a large family that enjoys entertaining.
This historic property is sold with a storeroom, private garage and its own water supply. Its position means that it is not only close to the beach, but also within easy walking distance of all the amenities that any busy family could require.