This wonderful historical building is located on the most prestigious street of Tavira, just a few steps away from the Roman Bridge and Bishop’s Square. Walking into this home is like going back in time with its original front facade, arches, windows and staircase.
Dating back to its inception in 1790, during the 1820’s it served as a primary school for boys. Thereafter, it was the private residence of the well-known judge José Ribeiro Castanho. In 1998, major renovations were done on both floors.
This beautiful villa currently has nine rooms on the ground floor including full and half bathrooms. On the upper floor, there are seven divisions, with another bathroom, potential kitchen and access to an upper deck. The backyard, complete with a well, has the potential for a beautiful patio, accessible from both floors as well as from two external portals. The division between the two floors enables them to be easily separated into two apartments, each with its own entrances.
After many years of neglect, the house will require significant rehabilitation. Substantial repairs that are needed include replacing the windows, restoring the roof, and installing modern amenities and utilities. However, the layout of the home offers spacious entryways, wide hallways, and large windows that flood the home with natural light. Because of its age, solid construction and distinctive features, the building is a valuable contribution to Tavira’s architectural history.
If you fancy owning a house with lots of history and are ready for a renovation challenge to restore it to its former elegance, this house is for you. Don’t let this gem get away, as this home & property truly have so much potential! Give me a call today for your private tour.