The building dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, it measures roughly 50m2.
There are actually 2 plots of land, that can be included in the sale, referred to as plot 1 to the left of the ruin 150m2, and plot 2 at the rear of the building 270m2, that the owners will sell to increase the m2 of the property, in order to give a garden and extend the property, these properties are within the building zone.
This area of Lefkimmi is full of grandiose old houses that were built when the British and Venetian Empires ruled the Island.
Plot two has access from the road, and it has a well sunk in the land. There is also an operating electric meter.
So the property renovated with a 270m2 plot to extend the property on, makes this a much more interesting and worthwhile investment!
You will be able to build on the back of the building, use the existing structure once restored as a beautiful old world living room, or as bedrooms, maybe a kitchen!
If you examine the photos carefully you will notice the main beam trusses are actually in good condition and can be salvaged.
Yes it is just a ruin, but just to make a review, imagine purchasing the plot at the rear of the ruin, it measures roughly 270m2, this is within the building zone, with the 2 properties combined it would be possible to build an extension on the back of the property, maybe a 2 story extension, you will have an electric connection and water.
There is a 3 story Venetian style home facing this building, it may be for sale, plot 1 belongs to this property. I am trying to contact the elderly owner. The house has been unoccupied for decades.
It may be possible the owner may just sell plot 1 instead of the whole property.
I would suggest due to renovation costs that the 3 storey building facing the ruin with plot 1 and a smaller storage room sells for €15-20,000 Euros.
Plot 2 at the rear of the ruin I would suggest sells for no more than €10-15,000 euros.
The style of architecture used to construct these homes is my personal favourite, not to boast but I have visited Venice roughly 50 times, their architectural influence is found throughout the Ionian Islands, Lefkimmi has some of the nicest grandiose Venetian style buildings in the whole of the Ionian Island region. It is my aim to find the owners of all these uninhabited buildings and find investors who will renovate these properties! (Then I will change my name to John Cabot the 2nd the Venetian-Bristolian, a sense of humour will be vital if you take an interest!).
Half my family are Greek, I have trusted friends and relatives ranging from civil engineers, plumbers and stone masons that can help to complete the needed renovating work.
Since writing the first description I have discovered the owners of three more stone buildings, that have expressed an interest in selling their properties, referred to as ruin 2 and ruin 3 and ruin 4, these three buildings are directly to the right of ruin 1 as you face the property.
Ruin 2 looks to be in much better condition than ruin 3 and ruin 4.
Price to be discussed.
And I have come to learn of yet another three similar stone buildings now referred to as ruin 5, ruin 6 and ruin 7 to the left of the 3 storey house.
I have a feeling there will be more!
So 7 ruins in total.
3 are attached to one another.
3 are detached, and 1 is on the side of a more modern concrete building.
This creates the possibility of tourist studio flat rentals after the properties have been renovated!
However please do not let my mania confuse the fact there is ruin 1 for sale and plot 2 behind.
Buying the other buildings are just optional, especially if the owners are asking unrealistic prices. One of the ruins, ruin 6 can provide building materials, stone, bricks for the renovation of the other ruins, if indeed it can be torn down. The archeological society will have to grant permission before one of these buildings can be demolished. If ruin 6 can be demolished this can be used for other purposes, parking etc.
Ruin 1 detached.
Ruin 2-3-4 shared walls.
Ruin 5-6-7 to the front of the 3 storey but within meters of the other 4 ruins.
One three storey house with storage room and plot 1, adjacent to ruin 1.
One plot of land measuring 270m2 behind ruin 1.
Total of 660m2 ground space, with the total floor space for the 3 story house included 800m2 (measurements are approximate).
These buildings have been abandoned for decades, the chances are the current owners have not paid any property tax applicable since 2012, also some date back to the mid 1880s and the owners have to provide proof of ownership.
Ruin 1 and plot 2 should be relatively easy to sell.
The other 6 ruins and the 3 storey house may be more complicated.
Patience will be needed if you take an interest in these properties.
Found another semi-ruin, now referred to as ruin 8, to the left of ruin 6 when looking at the front of ruin 6, not sure if it is built out of stone or not.
I visited the owner of plot 2 and will have an answer soon as to the price.
My commission for arranging the sell of the ruin 1 is £1500 payable in the UK, should you like the thought of buying all the other properties I will come to some agreement.