Expertise in the Old Town
Listed in UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site
Local expertise. Vegueta dates back to the 15th century and hides hundreds of opportunities. Finding the most interesting properties may include locating the owners of the abandoned houses through our local contacts.
Negotiation skills. Negotiating the price and conditions, often with several inheritors, requires a lot of diplomacy and experience with locals.
Knowledge of regulations. Many of these houses are protected. When drafting the required modifications it is necessary to know what each level of protection means with regard to building requirements.
Professional architectural services. Our services include drafting the proposed modification on the plans.
Contacts to construction and renovation services. We will help you to get on the right track in your renovation project by recommending experienced contractors, architects and designers. Projects will always start with a cost estimation.
Information about the renovation methods and materials.We will also inform you about the renovation methods and the materials best suited for these historic houses based on our bluilding experience.
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We have a wide variety of properties in our list and we also cooperate with all the main real estate companies on the island. Let us know what you are searching for and we will assist you to discover the home of your dreams.
We offer virtual tours on most of our properties so that they can be visited even from abroad.
This is an example of the renovation in an old house in Vegueta. You can slide the marker to the right and left to see the difference. The house was built 1904 and the ground floor wash functioning 25 years as a Chocolate Factory while the family lived next floor. Along the years the building was modified and for the last 30 years before the new owners the building stood abandoned.
The new owners (family Westermarck/Hölttä) returned it to its original state and glory. Now The Old Chocolate Factory offers accommodation as an Emblematic House and the activity is ran by The Boutique Rooms.
From Ruin to Hotel Boutique!
Hover with mouse to see the transformation
Send us an email telling what you are searching for and and we will come back with a list of suitable properties.
Mikael Westermarck (M.Arch.) has over 30 years experience of designing residential buildings and restoring old houses. Director of Auratalot Oy which runs Vegueta Homes Real Estate and The Boutique Rooms accommodation. Special interest in nature based building materials. Speaks Finnish, English, Spanish and Swedish.
Ione Seguí. Law graduate from the university of Barcelona, specialised in marketing and advertising, Born in Gran Canaria with work experience abroad, has an extensive network of collaborators related to urbanism, architecture and construction. Speaks English and Spanish.
Joel Westermarck. Graduated from a film school, specialised in photography and audio visual arts. Responsable of our 360º tours and other visual material. Speaks Finnish, Spanish and English.