A Two Million Euro Wreck
Yep you read that right, a two million euro wreck, and as Elton John would say "It's sad, so sad, it's a sad,sad situation". Elton needs to come and rescue this totally awesome property from the disrepair and disrespect that society is throwing at it. Sorry does seem to be the hardest word here to apologise to this property... It was for sale five or six years ago for around 4 million euros and then the bank repossessed so we have to assume the mortgage was eye watering.
But anyway lets have the basics shall we? It sits on a plot of over 5000m2 and is conservatively measured at just over 750m2, I don't think that includes the downstairs part with its little surprises but more of those later.
You come in through the door in the non sliding metallic gates to find a fallen tree gracefully resting on the black slate roof and you immediately start thinking "Uh oh, how much is this going to cost me to repair?" (Answer around 300-500k in total)
We bend our bodies under the tree to reach the main entrance, or we can make our way through the burgeoning jungle to the other side where what I would hesitatingly describe as a "Front door" is reached by following an overgrown pathway studded by violets and wild flowers thanks to our recent copious rains. You could also take the eight car garage entrance if the electric was connected so the automatic door opened for us but it isn't so it doesn't.
Getting into the house, did I just say house? Getting into the rather huge mansion the reception room is bigger than most apartments in the city. From this central point we can go to the north wing or the south wing of the house but whichever way we go we find surprises and space. The photos do not even begin to describe the potential of this house as they were taken without electric and with at least five years of dust and spiderwebs polluting the air.
There are at least ten bedrooms and roughly the same number of bathrooms and toilets dotted around. The main bedroom is... well I don't know what it is like because they are all main bedrooms really. Not one room you could even optimistically class as a single. The living room is pretty huge too overlooking as it does the enormously overgrown and abandoned gardens. There are two contiguous kitchens for good measure in case you don't want the help to appear in your life and then there is the downstairs basement area with its gym, sauna, machine rooms and... oh yes, the enormous indoor swimming pool which has no doubt seen many opulent pool parties but you are not going to see as the iphone torch doesn't work at the same time as the camera.
There are a few annexes to the house for those unwanted relatives, smelly teenage kids who hate you hate you hate you for not buying them a new pony or just to keep the grandparents in the style to which they have become accustomed and the lush, at the moment overlush, gardens boast a large pool area with a second pool for when you want to be outside rather than swimming underground and there is the obligatory barbecue and bar area.
The property is set on the Santa Barbara estate just ten minutes into the centre of Valencia and a couple of minutes away from the Barcelona motorway and it is on a gated estate with 24 hour security and social club and sports club for those who decide to base their life's work on recovering the faded opulence of this colonial style mansion.
If you enjoyed the description share it with any friends who have recently won the lottery, have obscene wealth or simply want your own eye watering mortgage. You could do magic with the transformation of this house, you need to, and I want a dinner party invitation once finished if you buy it and do it up because I would love to see the finished article.
Will they accept an offer? Come and take a look and if tempted make one.