3 bedroom house for sale
Portugal - Funchal, Madeira
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- Fascinating history dating back to the 1920s
- Mature gardens guarantee complete privacy
- Modernized in 1986, still maintaining its charming architectural details
- Heated pool with cover for year round swimming
- Currently three-bedroom with possibility to increase to four
- Conservatory to the south enables year-round dining with views
- Spacious master suite on ground floor
- Large second reception room and two further bedrooms on upper floor
- Electric automatic heaters in addition to fireplace
- Fine Portuguese & English antiques - included in sales price
This three bedroom villa was originally built in the 1920's, according to the locals, but was only registered in 1940. Full of charm and mystery, the property is kept private, mainly because of the naturally maintained extensive gardens. Despite being just two minutes walking distance away from the two existent bus lines and seven minutes from the cable car, the property does not have any direct neighbors and can pass unnoticed from the access roads.
The Madeiran style villa was totally modernized in 1986 to extend the accommodation for the three actual bedrooms and to install a swimming pool.
The ground floor opens up to a winter garden, located to the south, with a wooden ceiling painted in white. The two glass doors leading to the front terrace and garden provide natural light to this dining area. The open fireplace in the adjacent living/drawing area offers a cosy and peaceful environment. Its high coved ceiling adds extra charm to the space. This area also has direct access west to the garden's porch.
The master bedroom, on the south-east of the property, provides the best view point in the house over Funchal Bay. With 30 sq. m., the master suite comprises an adjacent dressing area and a spacious fitted wardrobe.
The kitchen, fully fitted, and the laundry are facing north. Two storage rooms, a guest WC and the family shared bathroom complete the accommodation on the ground floor.
A fine mahogany staircase, set in the centre of the villa, leads to the upper floor, where a spacious hall welcomes you and connects the two further double bedrooms, one of them with an ensuite bathroom. To the west, an extensive living room with wooden details in the ceiling, offers unobstructed ocean and city views, competing only with the master bedroom's views south. This area which benefits from the natural light provided by eight generous sized glass doors, and from a modern fire-place placed in the centre, is almost never used by the current owners. It could be easily converted into a spacious and romantic master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
As the property is at 600 meters altitude, in addition to the fire-places, the heating solution was also to install electric automatic heaters in the living areas and bedrooms, which are individually controlled by thermostats. It is possible to use the 10 X 5 sq. m. swimming pool in the winter or on colder days. In 2015, when it was renovated, the owners installed a movable cover and heating provided by solar panels or, on cloudier days, if necessary, by a heat pump.
The house is furnished with Portuguese and English fine antiques. The sales price includes the furniture.
The main accesses to the property are from the north. The spacious driveway, covered in stone basalt, provides external parking spaces for guests. The garage at the end of that driveway is for one car, but another car can be parked on the east side of the property, on a parking deck, accessed via another entrance gate. There is a second pedestrian access to the property from the road below.
- Funchal (INTERNATIONAL), 8.5 miles
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