HOQ Newsletter - September / October 2020 - Issue 10
WHAT COVID-19 IS TEACHING US
Where we live has become a summer paradise and a winter retreat: these are the new roles of our homes during the age of lockdown and isolation. As we are nearing the end of summer and reflect on the past season, one cannot help but think of what an incredible year it has been thus far. Barely out of winter, we faced the global lockdown threat of Covid-19, which is still ongoing and touching everyone’s lives daily.
For what was supposed to be a carefree season with traveling to other global destinations became a stay-at-home for all of us. This led to global perceptions changing regarding what it means to be in- and outside one’s home for a prolonged period of time. As you all saw, we focused our campaigns on trends of re-arranging and re-evaluating the purpose of every space available in our homes.
Kitchens became makeshift diners and our own restaurants substituting for that night out, studies became home offices, garages were converted to gyms and for those lucky enough to have outdoor space, those became the unexplored frontier and great outdoors. More than ever the home gained immense appreciation for what it offers: every room had at least a dual purpose or got re-invented with a renewed inner lifestyle focus.
With residential sales, we saw a bigger demand for terraces, balconies, back yards, roof terraces, gardens and courtyards. This just shows how important the home has become a sanctuary, a place to relax, renew, recharge and even convalesce. With most people having been forced to renew their vision of the home, we cannot but feel that this change of heart, brought on by the global pandemic primarily, will be around for a while longer than we had ever hoped for.
So it’s nearly time to get out the winter woollies, raincoats and umbrellas, the cocoa and warm blankets. Winter is the perfect time to curl up on the couch with a good book or binge-watch Netflix series with the family during the cold and stormy days ahead. This will again underscore the importance of home being our cocoon of warmth and safety.
If you are in the market for a new, warm and cozy home that is your nest for winter, have a look at our latest properties on offer below. You are bound to find the perfect retreat for you and your family.
PENTHOUSE - SWIEQI
Ref 915614 - €749,000
This one-of-a-kind PENTHOUSE has been tastefully finished to a truly exceptional level and is situated in the heart of this sought-after town. All amenities are within walking distance.
This unit presents a bright and floral entrance which leads onto the main living quarters which comprises of an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, all spread over a generous 66sqm which overlooks a stunning 35sqm terrace.
APARTMENT - MADLIENA VILLAGE
A spectacular designer-finished and furnished APARTMENT of approximately 150sqm. Located in this prestigious development, it benefits from the use of a large communal pool and has breathtaking views of the valley and sea beyond. Underlying 2-car lock-up garage included.
HOUSE OF CHARACTER - SENGLEA
Ref 751648 - €1,200,000
Formerly part of an old monastery, this GRAND HISTORIC HOME is surely a delight for history aficionados. It enjoys extraordinary and uninterrupted views of the marina and the medieval city of Birgu from each floor.
APARTMENT - SLIEMA
Ref 915656 - €1,100,000
A beautifully appointed APARTMENT in a very smart, seafront block enjoying fantastic views of the Sliema Creek and Valletta bastions. This apartment has very recently been furnished by the current owner as a personal residence and includes an underlying car space.
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HOUSE OF CHARACTER - NAXXAR
Ref 033053 - €685,000
A well-converted HOUSE OF CHARACTER, with pool and a good sized deck area, located in a quiet street, in the heart of Naxxar's village core. This property is ready to move into and includes ACs throughout, CCTV, an alarm system and more.
PENTHOUSE - NAXXAR
Ref 915641 - €360,000
Forming part of a block of only four and served with a lift is this excellent PENTHOUSE with a large front terrace. This lovely home is located on a very quiet street of the always-in-demand village of Naxxar and within a two minute's walk of all central village amenities.
APARTMENT IN QAWRA
Ref 915349 - €210,000
A brand new APARTMENT (approx. 93sqm) set on the 4th floor and forming part of a prestigious development named Q6 located a corner away / few meters from Qawra Promenade and the heart of the St Paul's area tourist hub.
Other Lifestyle Properties
DUPLEX PENTHOUSE - SLIEMA
Ref 912199 - €795,000
Unique opportunity to acquire a very spacious 210sqm DUPLEX PENTHOUSE located in one of Malta's most sought-after areas and within walking distance of the promenade. One car space included and a second car space is available at an extra cost.
PENTHOUSE - SAN GWANN
Ref 915529 - €399,000
A truly unique PENTHOUSE set in one the most central locations of the island and offering a stunning 270 degree view over the central eastern coast. All rooms look onto or have access to a spectacular wrap-around terrace of almost 140sqm, ideal for entertaining. Boasting views over underlying towns all the way to the open sea, with Sliema & St Julian's iconic towers on the horizon.
HOUSE OF CHARACTER - LIJA
Ref 810521 - €650,000
A wonderful opportunity, just 2 minutes walk from Lija Parish Church and all village amenities. This remarkable house does need renovation, but will reward the new owner with a transformation into a wonderful family home.
APARTMENT - SLIEMA
Ref 914499 - €700,000
A beautiful, elegant and centrally located APARTMENT in one of Sliema's most sought-after streets. The apartment is in an immaculate condition and finished to very high luxury standards.
APARTMENT - SLIEMA
Ref 420735 - €595,000
An exquisitely and tastefully finished 5th floor APARTMENT with a very spacious layout. Located within minutes from the swimming zone with partial sea-views from its front balcony. No expense was spared in refurbishing and furnishing this apartment.