Stunning 2 Bedroom House For Sale in Marazzino Sardinia
This property is found in a quiet location only 10 minutes by car from the town of Santa Teresa Gallura. it was renovated to its traditional Stazzu* design in 2003. it is set in the countryside with a few houses surrounding yet preserves an air of seclusion. Santa Teresa town is very close (4 km) and can be reached by car, bicycle or by a local bus service. A covered, paved terrace has been added along the length of the house to provide shade during the day and a comfortable area to sit in the evening.
One spacious and one smaller bedroom, with adjoining bathrooms (each which a shower, toilet and sink; one also with bidet) are situated one at each end of the property. There is additional sleeping space on the mezzanine balcony or in the living areas.
The living room and the kitchen/dining room in Stazzu Cristoru are spacious and provide both comfort and practical convenience. The sitting-room has a country-style corner fire place and a sturdy wooden mezzanine extends across one end of the room, accessed by a wooden spiral staircase. The high roof, renovated to its old fashioned style with beautiful chestnut beams, creates a relaxing, airy ambience.
The house has a partially paved front garden, convenient for parking, with native trees and shrubs creating shady corners; outdoor garden lighting has been provided. On the other hand, this is an excellent location for enjoying a night sky with little light pollution.
The tiled yard to be found at the rear of the stazzu has facilities for washing by hand as well as a washing machine connection and outside drying area. The yard is encircled by walls or trees and provides ample space for a barbecue.
At the rear there is a solarium situated on the flat roof above one of the bedrooms/bathroom. This is reached by means of a sturdy spiral staircase and from here views are enjoyed in all directions, out to sea to the islands of the La Maddelena archipeligo, as well as to the hills of Tempio Pausania and everything in between.
About the Area/History:
The word Stazzu comes from the Latin ‘Statio ‘which means house and farm at the same time. This is because the stazzu use to comprise the house where the family lived and other buildings around a piece of land set aside for the animals. in Gallura these houses started to be built from the 1700s.
The structure is modest with a rectangular shape. Built with very thick walls of about 80 cm. it is not normally plastered outside except for the front wall. inside it is painted white. Granite is the main material used for the building and it is of local origin. The main door is higher the outside terrain as it rests on a granite block across the threshold. The door would originally have been a stable door, allowing the top half to act as a window during the daytime. The roof has gable ends with roof tiles not cemented between, but kept in place with stones. internally juniper beams would support the weight of the entire roof and between them bamboo canes would complete the design.
The stazzu has two different typologies – a mono-cellular and a bi-cellular. The second one more common than the first. The bi-cellular one has a room for the kitchen and one for sleeping. The two rooms are connected by a central open passage. As the family would grow in number the stazzu would be extended either keeping the rectangular shape or creating an extension at the back of it. As in Scotland the cottages have a rowan tree, in Gallura there would be the leccio which would provide shelter from snow and keep the house in the shade during the summer.
The animals were kept in small buildings around the house. Pigs, sheep and hens were the typical domestic animals. in addition to this an orchard was the source of vegetables and fruit. Goats and bees were also part of the stazzu-farming business.