HISTORIC HOME FOR SALE IN SICILY’S BEAUTIFUL MADONIE PARK, IN THE OLD TOWN OF CASTELBUONO
On the first floor of a historic sixteenth century palazzo in the historic centre of one of Sicily’s most storied small towns, Casa Stella is one of the most exciting new offerings we’ve found for international buyers in 2023.
While some renovation work will be required, as you might expect in a structure of this age and prestige, the fortunate buyer will be able to take advantage of some elegant vaulted ceilings, luxurious light fittings, beautiful old internal doors and one of the best positions in the town of Castelbuono.
AT THE HEART OF A STORIED COMMUNITY
Via Sant’Anna is effectively the high street of Castelbuono, connecting the main piazza Margherita to the castle Ventimiglia, after which the town is named. This charming boulevard is home to some small shops, a few restaurants and is the focal point of the town’s passeggiata – the ritual stroll taken on a Sunday or summer’s evening which is the social heartbeat of any Italian community.
Whether you want to stock up on groceries, grab an aperitivo or visit any of the attractions of this stunning Medieval community, you are starting from the best possible place here.
SIMPLE AND VERSATILE LIVING SPACES
The property is currently divided into four multi-purpose spaces, but we imagine it with a little reception room, a kitchen-diner and a pair of bedrooms. There is a bathroom and a trio of balconies – two of which open onto the main street to the front. A really special view, especially on a warm summer’s day.
A few changes are programmed for the coming months, before the property is sold. These will only be of benefit to the buyer, but we suggest reading our full listing to find out exactly what will be different before contracts change hands.
RESTORATION WORK ON AN ACHIEVABLE SCALE
Once part of the home of some of the island’s noble families, this floor of the palazzo has recently been home to a wedding planning firm, who understandably did not have the need of some of the amenities you’d need in a residential space. There are therefore going to have to be some changes made to the property, including the fitting of a kitchen.
Some restoration and reinforcing work will be needed on the floors at the front of the property, and the electrical circuits will need to be replaced. Beyond this, however, the work needed is largely cosmetic. The bathroom, for instance, is functional but not exactly the latest style. This at least affords the purchaser with a degree of choice about the speed and depth of the renovations they take on.
Take a look at our complete listing to discover more.
Casa Stella – Castelbuono