Real Estate in Bagheria
This villa, overlooking the sea on the north coast of Sicily, was purchased by a wealthy couple in 2006 and has been extensively and intensively restored in the years that followed.
The property consists of two completely independent living units, meaning that a three room apartment can also be rented (see below). This kind of real estate in in Palermo and the surrounding area is a great investment because weekly summer holidays and long winter stays generate income all year round.
You enter the house through a covered porch and immediately find yourself in a huge open-plan living area. The kitchen connects to the dining area through a large serving hatch, and the glazed veranda offers an unbeatable, uninterrupted sea view. The ample open balcony alongside offers plenty of space to enjoy the Sicilian sun. There is also a bedroom and a bathroom.
A staircase leads down to the lower floor below, where you can reach the other bedrooms and the study. Another bathroom on this level is particularly large and luxuriously fitted with a spa jet bath. All rooms have both heating and air conditioning, the walls are partially wood-paneled walls and the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.
The apartment has several balconies and terraces, all of course with fantastic sea views! Outside, in front of the front door is another small terrace facing towards the sea. This primary apartment can comfortably accommodate 5 people.
The secondary, fully independent, three room apartment is on the lowest floor and accessed by a convenient external staircase. It has its own entrance and a small terrace with sea views and private access to the cliffs below the villa. Newly renovated throughout, the waterside position is spectacular, offering total peace and privacy.
Here you enter into a spacious living room, lit by a large window with southwesterly aspect – more magnificent sea views and Palermo in the background Palermo with its foothills. The large, bright bedroom offers the same glorious panorama, as well as a double bed and built-in closet. A corridor connects the rooms and also the fitted kitchen with washing machine and a small terrace for laundry. Finally there is a small internal bedroom with bunk beds. There is no external window but a skylight opens onto the hallway.
The apartment benefits from air conditioning, internet and a private parking space. It is actually ideal for 2 people, although the second bedroom gives it a capacity of four.
The villa is just 400m outside the large village of Aspra in the district of Santa Flavia. Aspra has a population of a few thousand and all the day-to-day shops, while Santa Flavia has the amenities of a market town.
A fifteen minute drive or train journey away is the major city of Palermo, with everything you would expect from a modern, developing metropolis. It is also blessed with an incredible, storied history that will give you both great pleasure to discover yourself and serve to attract guests to your new Sicilian property.
The owner, a friendly doctor, currently lives in the upper apartment and is very sad to part with this property! Her asking price is €850,000, which she actually paid a few years ago (in fact, including renovation her investment was almost €950,000), but in our opinion, this price is a little above the current market for real estate in Sicily right now, so we would strongly encourage potential buyers to visit the property and submit an offer.
If you would like your investment in Palermo to be a more ambitious one, the middle floor (i.e. the lower floor of the large residential unit) could also be easily separated to create a third apartment, each one large in its own right.