Build & Reform. Heritage vs Ibiza Style

A reform or a new build.  That's the main question for anyone considering  a property  investment in our area.  Our area meaning Alicante province and mainly Javea, Moraira, Denia and around as these are of no doubts the main pearls in the beautiful Costa Blanca crown. 



Buy an old house and we will make it as good as new and still keep the character 

Mostly these white villas with tiled roofs looking so romantic on the mountain slopes come from early 80s, with small windows, small rooms and tiny bathrooms, with no heating system at all and no proper insulation. Actually the insulation is an underbuild which was never designed  to become a living space but served as a protection from humidity. Some of these houses were built  in the place of an earlier construction and one can identify the remains of it as old as sometimes a full one hundred years . An old casa de campo  (rural house) surrounded by acres of olive groves. It is pretty amazing that one can still find those ancient farms sometimes even well preserved but usually with a smaller plot than necessary to be able to build a bigger house with a swimming pool, let alone the fact that  in most cases there is no electricity and water connection. Still lots of people intend to buy them for their beautiful location, lower price than a smaller plot with a building right and an idea of renovating while still keeping the original charm. 
Coming back to the typical white villa with its 1000-2000 m2 garden and a pool mostly built in 80s and probably renovated several times since then. It is one of the most popular investment in our area. And with modern technologies and materials it is possible to remodel it to the excellent level of comfort, redistribute the space inside, equip with modern heating and water-heating system and an energy saving solutions. This is our most popular job and we have several ongoing projects at the moment.  
Those antique houses are still there, in the campo and in the streets of old towns. In Jávea  one can find old townhouses built totally from tosca, the local type of unpolished porous travertine-like stone but mainly they are built from old soft calcium-containing stones and those old walls are 70cm thick and actually do their job   The townhouse is a story of its own. If you are considering buying one to actually live in it, it most certainly will be in need of a huge reform. Sometimes you are basically buying the solar,  a building 
We are still doing it though, investing in the antique townhouses and remodelling them as we are very fond of old stones and beautiful local towns. There is one ongoing project right now where Colores De La Tierra is a builder and a co-investor. It is been recently placed on the market and will be completed in October 2022 as a totally new home  perfectly  fit to live all year round and enjoy the authentic  lifestyle of an old Mediterranean town at a modern living standard.
And finally the new build Contemporary style architecture  of simple, mainly rectangular-shaped white buidings generally referred to as an Ibiza style house, has become very popular in the last 5 years. No tiled roofs, no brown-clay pavements, no castilian wooden doors but large open spaces, huge windows, light-coloured  floors and bathrooms of porcelanico (thin but extremely hard big-sized porcelain tiles). This is the main trend in our area.  Though if someone still prefers a tiled roof and a classic mediterranean villa  it's been proved that it would never go out of fashion.  Actually in some areas of Javea it is not allowed to have a flat roof, tiles must cover not less than 75% of the roof. That's the way to preserve the historical look of the town. 
Buying the plot will be the first step. 
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