Hibiscus House, Hydra property for sale, is a 2 bedroom traditional house for sale in a raised area of Hydra Town so it has stunning sea and harbour views but with only 59 steps to reach it. This Hydra property for sale is in an excellent structural move-in-tomorrow condition. Will perhaps need external painting and decorative personalisation. Much sought after Hydra real estate.
Asking Price: €750,000 SOLD
Total Plot Size: 240m2
Total Living Space: 145m2 (including the thickness of external walls, 80cm)
Offered for sale by owner (no agent commission to pay)
2 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms.
Originally built in 1875. Renovated/modernised by the current owner in the 1980's.
80cm thick walls
Deep window sills with internal window shutters
Electric night-storage heating
2 street entrances
Living room fireplace
Original Dokos stone & Maltese flagstones outside
Covered wood panel ceilings
Original red tiles to ground floor
Wooden floors (wide planks) upstairs
Ground floor living space, kitchen to west end of main room, double doors to ground floor sea facing, terrace.
From the side street doors, a set of Dokos stone steps lead from the garden to the front door. The ground floor is one large open plan living space with the separate kitchen (west) to one end and a fireplace to the other.
Double doors at the east end of the living room open to a partically covered terrace with stunning views of Hydra harbour. The flooring is much sought-after red tiles (circa 100 years old) and the ceiling is of beaded board painted grey. In addition to the fireplace there are two low energy storage heaters.
The kitchen is simply fitted with locally made wooden base and wall units. The window is north facing and there is a second entrance door from the street into the kitchen.
The upper floor is accessed via wooden stairs on the back wall. The whole floor is an open plan bedroom with a shower room next to the door out to the upper terrace, which is above the kitchen on the ground floor. The flooring upstairs is painted wide wooden planks and as with downstairs the ceiling is beaded wood painted grey. The low sills to all of the 6 windows ensure that you can not only look at the sea from bed but also makes the room wonderfully light and airy. Again there is electric night-storage units for heat during the winter and air-conditioning to cool the room in summer. As with all traditional houses, the thick walls include cupboards.
The second bedroom is separate from the main house on the lower ground floor. It is accessed from the garden and has its own terrace. Currently, it is furnished as a twin room but there is more than enough room for a queen size double bed with space all round if necessary.
The ensuite shower room has been partially carved out of the mountainside. A small door from the bathroom opens into an 'apothiki' (large storage space with a small window) which is a useful place to keep out of doors furniture over the winter.
Below the terrace of the second bedroom, there is a large freshwater cisterna. Traditionally the water collected would be used to supply the house, however, with the innovation of the island's excellent desalination plant which supplies water throughout the year, the cisterna has become obsolete and this space could easily be converted into a third bedroom (planning permission required).
In addition to 4 areas of terracing on different levels, there is a small but well-stocked garden area. You'll find a lemon tree, pomegranate tree, oleander shrubs, a grapevine and of course some well-established hibiscus trees. There are plenty of hose taps and bulkhead lighting outside. Right next to the main garden street door, there is a door in the wall of the property, directly below the kitchen, which opens into a very dry 'apothiki' (storage area) which is so free of damp that the owner currently uses it to store winter items such as duvets and blankets! If you continue up, passing the main garden entrance to the property, you will reach the set of steps to the 'backdoor' of the house which opens directly into the kitchen which is useful for receiving deliveries of shopping.
Hibiscus House is being offered for sale by the owner who prefers to speak with potential buyers herself.
For security purposes, any potential buyer is requested to PRE-BOOK viewing appointments giving at least 2 days notice and to provide proof of identity (passport). Casual knocks on the door will not be admitted without an appointment.
To book an appointment or request additional information, please, in the first instance, use the secure email form below to contact the owner, Mrs Inglessi. Thank you.