La Casa Nueva is an historic apartment that has many original features, with the same distribution since its construction in 1912. The current owners are only the second family to own it. Its five bedrooms and two bathrooms belie a much larger apartment with many additional rooms; 15 in total. A lift from street level has been added. With a built area of 261 m², the usable area is over 225 m² (2,420 sq ft).
The main street facade has four glazed double doors each giving to a balcony, one being glazed in as a wintergarden. The living room and two bedrooms face west with warm afternoon sunlight, all with high ceilings and tall windows making them light and airy.
The full width 50 m² glazed gallery to the rear enjoys morning sun and faces the mountains. The historic towns of Gijón and Oviedo are less than 50 kilometres away, and Avilés (Asturias) airport is only 20 minutes away. Pravia has a bus and train station. The River Nalón passes Pravia on its way to the coast with beaches and marina, which are only 15 minutes away.
The building is listed but this does not imply undue restrictions, for example, one of the street facing balconies has been re-done with double glazed windows. The apartment would benefit from renovation although it is ready to live in and essentially in reasonable condition with original features and details, such as wrought iron balcony railings and wood panelled doors. The bathrooms have already been renovated and the roof above the gallery has been done. The kitchen is not in it original position, so there is an additional chimney which means a fireplace could be fitted in one of the rear bedrooms or in the glazed gallery itself.
Location historic apartment, rooftop & mountain views, market town of Pravia, Asturias, Northern Spain:
This double aspect, second floor apartment looks out over the historic roof tops around the Plaza de María Cristina in the lovely market town of Pravia, with the mountains beyond. Pravia acts as the main village for the wider area (remaining substantially open all year) with plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops, as well as the Thursday farmers market. It is a place on the up, and has recently seen improvements with apartments starting to be renovated, as well as the local council pedestrianising streets.
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- central heating
- double glazing
- mountain views
- town centre