After selling our old finca in September, we have now purchased another property. This time we have gone for a 30+ year old villa. After previously renovating two finca's, (farmhouses) we decided to opt for something more modern this time.
|"Casa Mirador" as it is now|
The previous owners. Who just happen to be my in-laws, pretty much left the house as it was. They owned it for some 16 years and will no longer be owning a property here. They are both in their 70's now and with our village being high in the mountains and therefore very hilly my MIL struggles to get around as well as she used to.
However, they are not ready to completely give up on Spain just yet and have a rented a little house, just down the road for 1 year to gradually ease themselves away and return their possessions to England, where they actually reside approx 6 months of the year anyway.
The property is currently 2 bed, 1 bath and be re-arranging the internal layout, we will be converting it into a 3 bed, 2 bath property. All this without even extending! Just as well as no planning permission whatsoever is currently being given for extensions in Spain! Not good news for property developers.
There is a lot of work ahead and luckily my cousins own a villa here too, which we are currently staying in whilst we prepare our new home.
First up, the swimming pool. Well, not exactly a swimming pool. More a dip pool. We are planning on altering this to look more like a jacuzzi. Personally, this suits me better. We've now had two properties were we have installed large swimming pools and they can be real hard work to maintain. Plus, I don't even get in very often! An expensive ornament eh?
|Current dip pool|
Not entirely sure what to do with this yet, except that we will be making it level with the terrace and removing the large white edging stones to be replace with tiles to match the finished terrace.
Inside the house there will be major changes. Here's a few pictures of the current layout.
|Current kitchen - to be 3rd bedroom|
|Current lounge with fireplace, this side will be dining area and the other side the kitchen|
|Part of current lounge looking out to conservatory, this wall will go|
|Current bathroom to be totally renovated|
|Mail bed (same as bed 2), new storage areas and floors here|
|Currently known as the 'the battery room' will be a fully fitted shower room|
|Battery room with access to water deposit, to be shower room|
|Currently the conservatory, this will become the lounge|
|Currently entrance from conservatory into main house. This wall will be replaced by a central double sided fireplace|
As you can see, we have major works to do here. But the result will be a bright and modern home, hopefully very soon.
As we progress with the project I'll post more details and pictures along the way. If of course you are at all interested in seeing the developments LOL, please stop by regularly for updates.
I promised you won't be disappointed with the end result.