Sliema / Malta

Upside Down House

Transformation of a Maltese townhouse

Design Brief

The work to the listed townhouse in Sliema in Malta combines a contemporary rooftop extension with the sensitive internal refurbishment and careful repair of the external facades.

The potential of two new roof terraces on the unused roof level led to the concept of upside down living, with kitchen, dining and living area all relocated to the open plan top floor.

Photography © Espais Roca

Design Solution

The property is located in the centre of the old town and has all of the typical features of a Maltese townhouse, including delicate carved stone surrounds to the street facade and two stone staircases.

The unique Maltese floor tiles have been either carefully restored or replaced with bespoke hand-made tiles that complement the existing patterns.

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