Why do Spaniards dream of living in an ‘attic’?

Why you should buy a penthouse in Spain
Why you should buy a penthouse in Spain
20 November 2018, Redaction

In Spain, the so-called ‘áticos’ are not really attics, but high-end penthouses that are the envy of everyone else in the apartment block. These properties are frequently sold first in new developments and also get the most demand in real estate agencies and on web portals. But what makes them so special and desired? Here we explain in detail.

Penthouse apartments are considered luxury properties, located on the top floor of buildings and usually with large terraces and a larger surface area than the lower floors. Thanks to their elevated location and outside area, living in an ático offers more light than other flats, especially in a sunny country like Spain.

Ático

As well as this, from the windows and rooftop terrace of a penthouse suite you can have wonderful views of the surroundings of the house, which will depend on its location. For example, in large cities you can see the skyline and in coastal areas you can see the sea. Imagine seeing magnificent sunsets without ever having leave home!

In the same way, the penthouses, because of their height, have more privacy. No one will be able to see your house from the street, and the noise doesn’t reach up that high, giving the property the peace and tranquillity that everyone wants in their home.Over and above all these other advantages, the best thing about penthouses is their spacious terrace. Here you can create the space that you want, anything from a swimming pool or chillout areas to an outdoor dining room with barbecue or even an urban garden. It can be a space for partying or relaxing, depending on the occasion. The possibilities are endless, but there’s nothing more traditionally Spanish than inviting your friends over to have paella on your terrace on a warm summer night.

Ático

Finally, don’t forget about the incredible investment opportunity that the purchase of a penthouse represents, being one of the properties that offers the greatest level of profitability for rentals, especially in coastal areas with a beach. Even when the market isn’t at its best, penthouses always buck the trend and continue to provide owners with a high rate of return.

So what are you waiting for? Start looking for your ideal penthouse apartment in Spain to get the home of your dreams, and be the envy of Spanish people everywhere.

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