- House 4 bedrooms
- For Sale
Preservable Tower for sale in the island of Lesbos, in the capital Mytilene (full renovated)
The Towers are scattered throughout the island of Lesbos, in particular in the capital Mytilene, built by members of the wealthy class with large properties.
From approximately 150 Towers in the wider area of Mytilene and the 2.000 and more Towers across the island today remain less than 50 Towers across the island.
Pirgos, (the Tower) Hadjisavvas is built on a plot of 2,350 sq.m. in the area of Mitilene Akleidiou where the rich people of the island used to spend their holiday and vacation. The total area of the Tower is 240 mē. Under planning regulations 1,200 square meters or more of new constructions can be built.
The Tower (Pirgos) has three levels:
the ground floor (semi - basement) where used to be the stores and today has been developed a functional kitchen, and storage facilities
the first floor (ground floor of the main entrance of the Tower from the west side of the Tower), where the main entrance of the Tower, the dining room, lounge and the old kitchen. Recent interventions of the 1970s transformed a residence room to bathroom
and the second floor (first floor of the main entrance of the Tower) with the traditional corridor and four bedrooms, the main bedroom overlooking the sea and special murals, room for children with special internal window where the parents are watching children and two other bedrooms with views of the mountain.
From the second floor the tiled roof can be visited with a special access to visitors
The total area of the Tower is 240 mē, 70 mē the ground floor and first floor, 80 mē, the second floor with its overhangs and 20 mē of a special lounge, called liakoto (sun porch, sun lounge).
An important element of the Tower is the sun lounge, the main intervention carried out in 2002, so a newer construction in the format of pergolas was transformed into a closed functional living room, like any traditional sun porch.
The lounge and dining room decorated with traditional furniture in harmony of colours and sizes with curtains that are also traditional style.
The old kitchen is kept intact with the special `tsiminia` (fireplace) which burned olive core and the small fountain. Today is decorated with utensils and objects of the 19thcentury
The bedrooms have traditional furniture beds, trunks, wardrobes, dated19th century.
Special mention should be made to the covers with traditional patchwork carpets in all places and the main staircase.
The value of the Tower is summarized as follows:
Unique building, preserved Tower, one of the 50 remaining on the island with traditional architecture, a real jewel
Excellent environmental land area more than 2.000 sq.m
Environment walls of traditional architecture with materials that might not be found again
Harmonious coexistence of a modern swimming pool with a traditional Tower
Green, old cypress, gardens, colours and fragrances of flowers
Furniture of 19th century
Byzantine (Ottoman) bath
Unique location, Akleidiou region is the most expensive and sought area of North Aegean
Possibility of development due to the proximity University
Possible new construction of 1,200 sq.m.
The main building of the Tower (Pirgos) remains as originally built in 1812 1814.
The Tower (Pirgos) went through a deep maintenance in 2001 - 2002 by experienced technicians for the maintenance of Towers, with special expertise and know how in materials handling, style, traditional architecture, the function of spaces, the environment and the wider tradition and history of the Towers.
Generally, stones and materials from the tradition of the island were used for the garden. Stones that were paved in the port of Mytilene and other villages and gathered from many parts of the island, special stones from mills, odometer at the routes from Mytilene to other cities to of Lesvos.
Special care was given to the floors and generally to all the wooden parts of the Tower (doors, windows, ceilings, stairs) so as to return to their original form free from the oil paint. This revealed interesting details at the internal staircase and other peculiarities on the doors and ceilings that were garnished and decorated from a traditional painter.
The walls that have been built constitute a jewellery for Mytilene, following the traditional Byzantine type as well as the internal paved gardens to the Tower and the outside paved small street (kalderimi).
The shape of the outer space, with green garden, flowers, fruits and other citrus trees and a special fence with roses.
The existence of water, two wells, one at 20 meters and the other at 300 meters, with great flow allows maintenance of one of the most beautiful gardens in the region.
Harmoniously tied to the traditional Tower, a swimming pool of 60 square meters was built with mosaics from specialists from Pergamos in Asia Minor, mosaics designed from the famous artist Talaganis adorning the bottom of the pool and around the Maiandros designed and installed special coating resembling pebbles of the sea.
Supplement to the pool is a small building, a Byzantine (Ottoman) bath. It is a real copy of a bath available in the old town of Mytilene. It consists of three rooms, the changing room, the toilet and the main area of the bath. It works with traditional boiler heated with wood and with an advanced electric steam generator with the possibility of injection of aromatic oils. A place for real relaxation based on the traditional practices.
The night shows another view of the Tower. Lighted the very old (over 180 years old) cypress tree and walls along the garden give another idyllic view. The lights of the walls are covered with special plates from onyx through which diffuses the light while the seedlings emerge as a great and palm plants and laylands at the north edge of the plot.
Overall the plot in which the Tower is located has an area of 2,350 sq.m with access from the main entrance and the entrance for cars (there is enough space for parking for 10 cars) with a special automatic door.
The plot has access to the east end from a municipal road.
Under planning regulations 1,200 square meters or more of new constructions can be built.
Preservable Tower for sale in the island of Lesbos, in the capital Mytilene (full renovated) The Towers are scattered throughout the island of Lesbos, in particular in the capital Mytilene, built by members of the wealthy class with large properties. From approximately 150 Towers in the wider area of M...