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The 1,000 years old Knights House – Majestic, Authentic and Fascinating

September 1, 2017

The 1,000 years old Knights House – Majestic, authentic and truly fascinating from the moment you enter.A Knight's House-20 copy

What may look like a few specks south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, are in fact the Maltese Islands, a country with a history more colourful that Joseph’s amazing technicoloured dream coat.

Today, however, the islands are blissfully at peace and enjoy a typically relaxed Mediterranean life-style, with the only invasion being by tourists and African immigrants.Provence street farmhouse stone wall cladding

Tourists landing in Malta expect a coastline strewn with small beachside villages and long, white sandy beaches.

What they don’t expect is how much more exploring of ancient cities and towns they will be compelled of doing.old town limestone stone provence

Delicious food and sea-views are also some of the unexpected gifts on will soon discover in Malta.

The capital, Valletta, lined with golden buildings replete with multi-coloured wooden balconies that bulge like pot-bellies, is a designated UNESCO Heritage Site.limestone flooring antique provence town provence

Much of the architecture dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries, when under the rule of the Knights of St. John, the best architects in Europe were drafted in to create a city of elaborate baroque buildings, palaces and churches, which ultimately became the legacy of the Knights.

The photos in this blog reflect on an ancient home that was remodeled and restored using The Maltese Limestone that we’re known for worldwide.

The Town
Whenever Malta is depicted anywhere around the world, the gardjola (watch tower) situated at the end of the Senglea peninsula guarding the Grand Harbour, features regularly.A Knight's House-1 copy

One could say the city of Senglea holds the trademark of the Maltese islands and rightfully so given its rare splendor its extremely welcoming locals and its impressive cuisine.

The First Glance

Stepping through the doorway for the first time, all your hopes will be confirmed and your vacationing dreams realized.limestone wall cladding and antique flooring provence house knight house

Thanks to the original masonry and expert rehabilitation of the property with real authentic reclaimed Maltese limestone, you’ll felt like you were walking into a province Manor in the Dordogne region.antique wall cladding limestone stone

An enclosed courtyard will immediately made you think that you’ve stepped back in time, to the days of the Knights of Malta.

I’m always amazed at the beautiful homes simple doors in Europe sometimes hide, and such is definitely the case with this beautiful restored home in Senglea.A Knight's House-15 copy

The space is a large one, probably too large for just one visiting person, but it will suit you well if you’re perusing this experience.A Knight's House-11 copy

The Surroundings

The ferry and bus stops are close by so one could continue their exploration of Valletta and Malta with ease and the views are incredible.

From the top of the house one could see the harbor, beautifully full of boats and activity.A Knight's House-22 copy

The waterfront is about a three minute walk from the house and is lined with restaurants, each providing amazing views and local food.

The Residence

One of the first residence for the Knights of Malta in Senglea (aka Isla) beautifully restored with some modern textures that blend into the authenticity of this bygone time and the icing on the cake is a superb roof top terrace with Jacuzzi and amazing harbor views!provence garden outdoor statue limestone

The space

A property with a distinct difference and a truly fascinating interior, being residence to The Knights of Malta in the 1500s says it all..!

Yes, your opportunity to stay in a property with true distinction lovingly restored with a soft blend of modern appeal that fits so well.provence style bedroom wall cladding limestone

From the moment you enter this unique home you will be embraced by its period charm, comprising of large a entrance hallway and two double bedrooms and a charming closed courtyard.provence style bedoom wall cladding limestone provence style bedroom wall cladding limestone

First floor reveals a large living room, and the kitchen while to the second floor you will find the bedrooms accessible by a traditional stone spiral stairs leading to a spectacular top terrace with picture postcard views across the yacht marina toward the bay of Vittoriosa.antique wall limestone cladding

Unwinding and enjoy the evening in the Jacuzzi with a glass of wine at hand in a 1,000 years old home just about sums up the perfect escape that is Malta.Head Photo

The Stone

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