September 25, 2023

Improve Our Home

Two-euro Sicilian house renovated by Amanda Holden and Alan Carr is on the market

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So far as renovation tasks go, Amanda Holden and Alan Carr didn’t draw back from exhausting work of their current TV sequence, Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job.

The Britain’s Acquired Expertise decide and Chatty Man host travelled to the Sicilian city of Salemi to revive two derelict, adjoining flats, purchased by Amanda for one euro every. The gorgeous hilltop city of Salemi is simply an hour’s drive from Sicily’s capital, Palermo. It’s dotted with historic structure, and famed for its breathtaking sunsets.

And evidently Amanda and Alan aren’t the one ones captivated by Italy’s largest island. For the reason that TV present’s launch in January, we’ve seen searches on Rightmove for properties in Sicily greater than triple in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months.

Italy’s ‘One Euro Home’ Scheme

Amanda purchased the 2 properties below Italy’s One Euro Home Scheme, which sees dilapidated buildings offered to individuals who could make a dedication to renovating them. Anybody who buys a property below the scheme might want to submit their renovation plans inside a 12 months, and the native municipality will then set a timeline for the work to be accomplished.

The buildings offered below the scheme are largely in want of in depth works, together with structural work. However Amanda noticed this as a possibility to breathe new life into an unloved, empty constructing, and remodel it into a phenomenal house.

A real ardour challenge

Amanda and Alan arrived on the property within the first episode to search out it was in want of greater than only a little bit of TLC. So, after donning their exhausting hats and boiler fits, and clearing the rubble and deserted furnishings, the pair set to work flattening partitions. Bricked-up home windows have been opened as much as let the sunshine flood in, the format was utterly reconfigured, and the brand new two-bedroom condo was renovated room by room.

The pair then embellished with painstaking consideration to element. They sourced artisan tiles from a 100-year-old native tile service provider, and a dramatic four-poster mattress.

A kitchen with an island and pendant lights A dining area with a large table  A bedroom with a double bed

‘Casa Alamanda’ awaits its new proprietor

Now, ‘Casa Alamanda’ is lastly move-in prepared. The now-famous abode has been listed on the market with Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty, for 145,000 euros (£127,825). The proceeds from the sale of the house might be donated to UK charities. And the house’s new proprietor capable of take pleasure in these spellbinding views, a walled courtyard, and on the spot entry to the Mediterranean sunshine.

The BBC TV present’s last episode airs this week, so be sure you tune in for the grand unveiling of ‘Casa Alamanda’.

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