NEW TO MARKET - Substantial, semi-detached, 20thC house for sale in Hydra town on Hydra Island Greece. This 2 floor property for sale on Hydra offers: 2 entrance halls, 4 - 6 bedrooms, 2 - 4 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, storage room, garden room, garden and first floor terrace. Situated on a wide level road, close to town but in a quiet residential area with no steps to climb from the port. This real estate on Hydra is in need of renovation and could either be one large family holiday home or could easily be divided into two dwellings. Features: many floors with original wide planks, hot water radiators, 5 meter room height to upper floor, some stone floors, some original decorative tile floors, double internal doors throughout, 40 m3 freshwater cisterna.
Andromachi house for sale is a large rectangular building which forms the longest part of an L-shaped property, with the shorter side (separate dwelling not included in the sale) to the rear of the plot. The end elevation of Andromachi house faces the raised pavement and street overlooking the small front garden.
There are two street doors from the pavement to the property. The one at the front (shown in the photo above) is for the exclusive use of Andomachi House. The street entrance to the side of the property provides shared access inside the boundary wall to the property behind. The outside space has been very well divided to ensure that both properties enjoy maximum privacy. (Please note that the separate dwelling to the rear of Andromachi House provides a buffer between Andromachi and the football field so that noise from games being played are not heard in Andromachi.)
Typically of a Hydra home built in the early 1900's, the main reception and much grander rooms are on the top floor.
All flooring is of wooden, painted boards and the ceilings, which are approximately 5 meters high on the top floor are also painted wood panels with beading. Some of the upper floor walls are also decorated with original picture rails.
All windows are internally opening with deep window ledges and outward opening louvre shutters.
From the street entrance, a wide flight of external, stone stairs (rare Dokos stone) bring you to the upper floor terrace and to the wide, double wooden entrance doors into the house. The entrance hall is centrally positioned and from front (street end) to back, comprises:
Upper Floor Entrance
Upper Floor Reception Room
The reception room is a large almost square room with windows to two sides, with two overlooking the street and front garden. (Potentially this room could be used as a master bedroom, 5th bedroom) as the dining room at the other end of the entrance hall is large enough to combine as a living/dining room.)
The boards used for the painted wooden floor are the exceptionally wide variety and are in good condition to be restored.
The room has two large radiators.
Bedrooms 1 & 2
Off the entrance hall, directly opposite the front door from the terrace, there are two double bedrooms of approximately the same side. Both have a window that overlooks the neighbours fruit trees and both have double wooden doors off the entrance hall.
The dining room is at the opposite end of the entrance hall to the main reception. It is slightly smaller than the reception room as to one side there is a kitchen and the family bathroom.
This room also has high wooden ceilings and painted board flooring (although not as wide as the planks used in the reception room). There is one large window overlooking the lemon trees of the garden to the rear of the property.
There is a very large cupboard built-in to the depth of the wall.
Kitchen & Bathroom
The upstairs kitchen is the smaller of the two in the property. Currently it is simply furnished with a sink, electric oven and a few cupbaords.
To one end, there is a narrow wooden stair case to go down to the ground floor or up to the small observation platform on the roof. Please note that the observation platform is only a couple of meters square and is used to check and provide access to the roof tiles. However, it is a good place to stand (probably only 2 people) if you want to privately watch an event in the port such as the Miaoulia Festival fireworks!
The upstairs bathroom is off the kitchen and has a simple bathroom set consiting of tiled shower, hand basin and toilet.
The ground floor follows a similar layout to the rooms above although the ceilings are not as high, but still higher than the average modern house and they are also of painted wood panels with beading. The ground floor consists of:
There are two entrances to the ground floor from the garden. The main entrance is behind the external stairs and into the ground floor hall. The 2nd entrance is at the front of the property into a partitially glazed garden room on the corner of the building. This room has a traditionally crafted barrelled ceiling.
The garden room leads to a small living room with a bedroom to one side.
This bedroom is at the front of the house with a window overlooking the front garden. The elevation of the house on the raised pavement and the boundary wall ensures privacy. This room has a radiator and to the internal wall, as seen in the photo below, there is an internal window to the storage room (accessed from the ground floor entrance hall).
Entrance Hall & Storage Room
The entrance hall is in the centre of the ground floor and as you enter the living room is on your right, the kitchen dining room is at the other end to your left and bedroom 4 is directly across the entrance hall from the front door.
Between bedroom 4 and bedroom 3 (off the living room) there is a large storage room (featured as image 10 in the gallery above), which could be converted into a small shower room.
This is the largest of the existing bedrooms and has built in wardrobes to one wall with a window overlooking the neighbouring garden. There are traditional bars to the windows and as with all the shutters on the ground floor, they are of the solid wood, internally opening variety.
Kitchen/Dining Room & Bathroom
The kitchen on the Ground Floor is considerably larger than the one upstairs. To one corner there is an old cooking oven with original extractor hood. The sink is under a window to the back wall and there are various free standing cupboards, etc.
To one corner there are internal, narrow wooden stairs to the first floor.
To the side of the kitchen there is a bathroom which is also used as a utility room as it is a large space. Currently it is fitted with a bath (shower over), washing machine, hand basin, toilet and bidet. There is a small window.
Construction & Utilities
This property for sale was built using traditional methods circa 1900.
Construction Material: Reinforced 80 cm thick stone external walls, lathe and plaster interior walls, wooden floors and ceilings, ceramic floor tiles.
Water: Supplied to the entire house by the island's mains desalination water supply. T
To ensure good supply, there is a large water tank below the entrance terrace of the top floor. This tank is connected to the island supply, and is used as a reservoir to supply the house.
Sewage: The property is connected to the island's mains sewage system.
Electricity: Electricity supplied by the main town system. There are two single phase electricity panels, one for each floor.
Heating: There is good air-flow on both floors and the thickness of the walls and general construction from a time before electricity was installed means that the property keeps cool during the summer months without the need for air-conditioning. In the 50/60's hot water radiators were installed to most of the rooms for winter heating.
Telephone/Internet: Currently not connected - but would be supplied by the main town system.
Decorative Condition: This property as seen in the photos is in need of renovation and modernisation.
Hydra real estate offered for sale by owner Mrs Tsili Andromachi. Please note that buyers DO NOT pay estate agent commission if a sale proceeds as a result of using this advertisement to contact the seller. A typical saving of 2% on conveyance fees.
The property is being sold as furnished less a few items of furniture which are family heirlooms.
Asking Price: €600,000 (Negotiable)
Plot Size: m2 (to be confirmed)
Total Living Space: 250 m2 (approximately, to be confirmed)
Viewing Arrangements & Contact Details
This Hydra real estate is offered for sale by owner Mrs Tsili Andromachi. Please note that buyers DO NOT pay estate agent commission if a sale proceeds as a result of using this advertisement to contact the seller. A typical saving of 2% on conveyance fees.
Asking Price: €600,000
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