Sea view house for sale in Sicily – Top development potential and an outstanding roof terrace!
Perched atop a hill near the beautiful north coast of Sicily, the small town of Pollina is one of our hottest recommendations for real estate investment in Sicily. Casa Musotto sits in an unbeatable location in the old town, just around the corner from the famous open air amphitheater. Finding a sea view house for sale in Sicily is one thing: finding one with a roof terrace like this is something else.
A beautiful stone town house on four floors, highlighted by the sun-drenched sky garden with views right out over the azure Tyrrhenian sea beneath you. This is the Mediterranean getaway of your dreams – an hour from Palermo by car and just a couple more from the center of Europe by air, but far from the world, seemingly frozen in time. You may have read about the promotions offering ‘One Euro Houses‘ for sale in Sicily, but we think the likes of Casa Musotto offer a better, less gimmicky path. Casa Musotto will need some restoration work, but opportunities like this pay special rewards to those with the knowhow to take them.
Like so many houses in the compact hilltop town, the house is built upwards. A staircase links four floors: On the ground floor is a kitchen and a guest bedroom. Moving up, the first floor contains a large living room, the second a master bedroom and the third a large 30m2 room which could be another bedroom, a reception room or even a kitchen-diner. At the front of the house on this third floor, facing out to sea, is the spacious (18m2) terrace with views to die for. A dramatic drop, a strip of green hillside and then nothing but shades of blue from the coast up to the heavens. Don’t let this fabulous sea view house in Sicily’s most beautiful region get away!
Pollina is sandwiched between the sea and the Madonie mountains in the province of Palermo. The pictures above will show you just how close it is to the coast – obviously the drive is a little longer than the route the seagull flies, but you can still be at one of the island’s famous sandy beaches in 15 minutes. To the east is Tusa, with it’s celebrated sculpture park, while to the west is one of Italy’s greatest beach resorts: Cefalù, with its miles of golden sand and distinctive rocky outcrop watching over the ancient town below. Proximity to Cefalù is a huge asset for investors looking to develop this property for the tourist market – as of course is that Instagram-gold terrace.
As well as the theater, there are several bars and shops in the immediate vicinity of Casa Musotto.
If you haven’t done so yet, do check out the reasons why we rate Pollina so highly as a spot to find that magical sea view house for sale in Sicily.
This house is in need of extensive renovation, but we love nothing more than helping out on these projects and seeing the finished home. Astute architects, reliable craftsmen and trustworthy legal counsel: our locally-based team would love to put you in touch with everyone you need.
With the terrace view alone the initial investment could be repaid in due course by vacation lettings. Alternatively, if you plan to become resident here in Sicily, as well as introducing you to some wonderful friends in the neighborhood we can talk you through the significant tax breaks available to ex-pats moving here. These include grants and incentives for restoration work on buildings like Casa Musotto.
Take a look at our comprehensive guide to the process of buying property in Sicily, and if you like what you read then please do get in touch.
Don’t let the owner’s price expectations unsettle you, we think this is a situation where it would be well worth making an offer… and then the real fun can begin!