On a sloping plot of 130 sqm, in the atmospheric old quarter of Ano Poli (“Upper Town”), next to the Monastery of Saint David, Antico Rosso is located in one of Thessaloniki’s most exclusive areas.
The property offers a panoramic view (even from the ground floor) of the city of Thessaloniki, Thermaicos Gulf and Mount Olympus. This unobstructed view will never be impeded, the plot in front of the property has been characterised as listed for preservation, guaranteeing no building shall ever be built.
The property has a total area of approx. 360 sqm and is organised in four (4) levels:
- Basement (archive, library and work area, general store with lockers and boiler room)
- Ground floor library with a small garden and an office with WC, garage, entrance courtyard (with additional garage space for a small car)
- First floor (sitting and dining room, kitchen, guest room with bathroom)
- Second floor (master bedroom with loft and balcony, children’s room with balcony, corridor with storage area, master bathroom)
Due to the layout of the staircase and the location of the two entrances, there is a possibility of independent use of the floors. There is also provision for a lift. The building is characterised externally by the stone and handmade bricks and by the wooden shutters (“mashrabiya”) which reinforce the bio-climatic function of the building as a whole. These shutters operate as sunscreens, but they do not impede the view from inside the house. There is also visual communication between floors which allows natural light to enter the central zone of the building.
The house is equipped with central heating, a fireplace in the main sitting room, an alarm system, additional door ventilation systems, an active ventilation system at the basement and a special designated parking spot.
Antico Rosso could be transformed into an exclusive, luxury boutique hotel with up to 6 rooms, making it an ideal investment prospect. Another alternative is to be ran as an B&B/hostel, perfect for city breaks, as it provides unique views and walkable distance to the centre. The property can also be separated into 2 different 2-floor apartments.
The building has been repeatedly published in architectural magazines in Greece and abroad. Between 1998 and 2003, it has been included in “The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture”, as one of the best 1000 buildings in the world.
The immediate area that surrounds Antico Rosso presents a palpable sense of history. Visitors can follow the picturesque paths winding around Ano Poli, the UNESCO protected church of Saint David and Yedi Kule fortress – all of which are within walking distance. Traditional Greek tavernas line the cobbled streets.
Venturing a few minutes further by foot (approx 15-20 min), takes you to the centre of Thessaloniki, where you can hunt for antiques at the Ancient Roman Market, drink a coffee around the famous White Tower, or enjoy yourself in the vibrant party areas of Ladakida and Valaoritou.
There is close access to Thessaloniki’s ring road and the national highway, while you can reach SKG airport and port in 20 and 7 minutes respectively.
- Updated On:
- September 12, 2022
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- C Class
- 360 m2 Size
- Year Built: