So far as renovation tasks go, Amanda Holden and Alan Carr didn’t shrink back from exhausting work of their current TV sequence, Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job.
The Britain’s Obtained 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 gorgeous 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 plainly Amanda and Alan aren’t the one ones captivated by Italy’s largest island. For the reason that 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 yr.
Italy’s ‘One Euro Home’ Scheme
Amanda purchased the 2 properties beneath 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 beneath the scheme might want to submit their renovation plans inside a yr, and the native municipality will then set a timeline for the work to be accomplished.
The buildings offered beneath the scheme are largely in want of in depth works, together with structural work. However Amanda noticed this as a possibility to breathe new life into an unloved, empty constructing, and rework it into a gorgeous dwelling.
A real ardour mission
Amanda and Alan arrived on the property within the first episode to seek 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 fully reconfigured, and the brand new two-bedroom condominium 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 will probably be donated to UK charities. And the house’s new proprietor will be capable to get pleasure from these spellbinding views, a walled courtyard, and immediate entry to the Mediterranean sunshine.
The BBC TV present’s remaining episode airs this week, so make sure you tune in for the grand unveiling of ‘Casa Alamanda’.