So far as renovation initiatives go, Amanda Holden and Alan Carr didn’t draw back from exhausting work of their current TV collection, Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job.
The Britain’s Bought Expertise decide and Chatty Man host travelled to the Sicilian city of Salemi to revive two derelict, adjoining flats, purchased by Amanda for one euro every. The attractive hilltop city of Salemi is simply an hour’s drive from Sicily’s capital, Palermo. It’s dotted with historic structure, and famed for its breathtaking sunsets.
And it appears that evidently Amanda and Alan aren’t the one ones captivated by Italy’s largest island. Because the TV present’s launch in January, we’ve seen searches on Rightmove for houses in Sicily greater than triple in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months.
Italy’s ‘One Euro Home’ Scheme
Amanda purchased the 2 properties below Italy’s One Euro Home Scheme, which sees dilapidated buildings offered to individuals who could make a dedication to renovating them. Anybody who buys a property below the scheme might want to submit their renovation plans inside a 12 months, and the native municipality will then set a timeline for the work to be accomplished.
The buildings offered below the scheme are largely in want of intensive works, together with structural work. However Amanda noticed this as a chance to breathe new life into an unloved, empty constructing, and rework it into an attractive house.
A real ardour venture
Amanda and Alan arrived on the property within the first episode to search out it was in want of greater than only a little bit of TLC. So, after donning their exhausting hats and boiler fits, and clearing the rubble and deserted furnishings, the pair set to work pulling down partitions. Bricked-up home windows have been opened as much as let the sunshine flood in, the format was utterly reconfigured, and the brand new two-bedroom house was renovated room by room.
The pair then adorned with painstaking consideration to element. They sourced artisan tiles from a 100-year-old native tile service provider, and a dramatic four-poster mattress.
‘Casa Alamanda’ awaits its new proprietor
Now, ‘Casa Alamanda’ is lastly move-in prepared. The now-famous abode has been listed on the market with Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty, for 145,000 euros (£127,825). The proceeds from the sale of the house shall be donated to UK charities. And the house’s new proprietor will have the ability to take pleasure in these spellbinding views, a walled courtyard, and on the spot entry to the Mediterranean sunshine.
The BBC TV present’s closing episode airs this week, so you’ll want to tune in for the grand unveiling of ‘Casa Alamanda’.