The year 1492 was the year of the reconquest of Granada when the victorious Christians quickly established their presence by converting mosques into churches, as well as building new churches, monasteries, convents and a large cathedral where the grand mosque had once stood. Indeed, the 16th century saw a flurry of building in this Spanish city that owes so much to the Moors for its imposing and exotic appearance. There was a move to more ‘Christian-looking’ buildings, and just a handful of homes built in that era remain, and Umuzee.com has one that has refreshed its original Moorish design for sale.
House in Granada
The opportunity to purchase a home of such architectural importance cannot be underestimated. There are only 12 or 13 properties of this era, style and quality in Granada, and this one has been completely refurbished, with the work overseen by two architects experienced in this architectural period.
The property sits in the heart of the Albayzin, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is also only 13km from Granada airport and a five-minute walk from the city centre. Plus, it is a mere 30 minutes from the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada, or in the same time you can be on the beaches of the Costa Tropical.
The stunning property, which also gives you views of the Generalife and a partial view of the fabulous Alhambra Palace, is on a pedestrian street and is 300m2built. On the ground floor there are living areas and a courtyard with fountain in the traditional Moorish style. The hallway has an authentic coffered ceiling of the period, a dining room, living room and a small garden to the rear.
On the first floor there is a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and fitted wardrobes, plus closet area for a small refrigerator and coffee maker. A single bedroom with bathroom completes this level. The second floor has a gallery and there is a glass-enclosed terrace with views of the garden. From here, there are a few steps up to an L-shaped lounge with a coffered ceiling that is a copy of the original and beyond that a small attic room.
This outstanding property is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and is sure to appeal to buyers who love the architecture of this important historical period.