Friday, 6 April 2012

Kolyu Ficheto, talented Architect from Bulgaria, designer of The House with the Monkey amongst so many others

Nikola Fichev commonly known as Kolyu Ficheto was a Bulgarian National Revival architect, builder and sculptor born in Dryanovo in 1800. He was left an orphan at the age of 3 and was taught craftsmanship by the masters in the historic town of Tryavna since he was ten. He learned stonecutting in the Albanian town of Korçë when he was 17, and then mastered the construction of churches, bell towers and bridges from the craftsmen in Bratsigovo.
Kolyu Ficheto travelled and learned from being 23 and was fully recognised as a master craftsman by the Bulgarian builders' guild at 36. Apart from his mother tongue, Bulgarian, he spoke fluent Turkish and good Greek and Romanian, but was unable to read and write. He is alledgedly famed for lying under one of his own bridges to guarantee its safety with his life!
His masterpieces include "The House With The Monkey" in Veliko Tarnovo completed in 1849 located next to Yantra Homes and the home of the priest Vasil Ikonomov in Dryanovo named "The Ikonomova House" completed in 1859, which are both excellent examples of the national revival Bulgarian town house architecture that one can witness in Bulgaria.
The house with the monkey is a distinguished building
  and next door is the distinguished Real Estate Company
Yantra Homes

The inn of Hadji Nikoli Minchev built in Veliko Tarnovo, 1858 is one of the most beautiful Bulgarian properties with an exquisite façade.
The Byala Bridge over the River Yantra
Furthermore his bridges bring together aesthetics, simplicity and the need to build bridges that harmonise with their immediate surroundings. They include bridges in Dryanovo (1851), in Sevlievo (1857-1858), on the Veselina River near the village of Yovkovtsi (1865), over the Yantra River in the town of Byala (1865-1867)
and the covered bridge in Lovech (1874-1876) which is unique, because it combines the bridge and the bezisten (a covered market street) over the river, comparable to the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy. He truly was able to create beautiful sculptures and art within the confines of form, function and endurance.
Fichev died in Veliko Tarnovo, where he was buried, in 1881.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Superb renovated 3 bedroom house, luxuriously furnished 30000 euros

Bulgaria Home
Stunning property

Top quality renovation for properties in Bulgaria comprises of a super modern fitted kitchen, high security steel door with porch outside. The fireplace has original earthen clay oven which is a unique feature to the property Bulgaria.

3 bright and roomy double bedrooms upstairs with an opportunity to put a small shower room on the landing above the large main family bathroom. The views from real estate in Bulgaria, the bedrooms are outstanding of the village and hills beyond.

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Modern fitted kitchen & appliances







There is a large terraced garden behind the home in Bulgaria via the footpath to the side of the property however, stepping stones can easily be put in place from the bottom garden to upper terraced garden for easy access. The higher garden in Bulgaria houses for sale is ideal as the sun lounge area with a BBQ and where you will have outstanding views. The barn is made of stone, oak and brick. Double gates provide access for off road parking onto the property grounds the property is situated next to an asphalt road, providing access to main roads throughout the year.

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Warm and cosy living room



Merlin Gerin electrical switch gear and flus for petchka heating. Ground floor is insulated inside and the top floor insulated on the outside. Quality UPVC windows with fly screens and quality solid wood furniture throughout. All you need are the keys and move in this bg property!

Buying property in Bulgaria has so many advantages.  Dobromirka has all the local amenities such as shops, pubs and even a museum. The picturesque views are stunning and Stamboliski lake is in the surrounding area to enjoy jet skiing, water skiing, sailing and fishing. The area is ideal for eco tourism, beautiful nature walks and picnics by the water.

Luxurious House Nestled at the Foot of the Stara Planina Mountains

Stunningly beautiful property
Village Ganchovets features a major cultural and artistic change and in recent years its population has increased. The village is nestled at the foot of Stara Planina Mountains where we have a beautifully renovated detached Bulgarian house for sale in excellent condition.

Ganchovets is a well developed village situated very close to the main Gabrovo-Veliko Tarnovo road and just 21km from the historical capital of Veliko Tarnovo. The village is lively with young and mature residents, 2 lively pubs, restaurant, shops, railway station, connections to internet and satellite, good mobile coverage and great access to main roads throughout the year.

This property was originally built in 1812, the time when John Nash redesigned and greatly extended the Brighton Pavilion in the UK!

This stunning house is built over two floors comprising of an internal hardwood staircase which leads from the reception area adjacent to a beautiful luxury fitted kitchen. Next to the kitchen via an arched entrance is the dining room. From a large upstairs minstrel landing is an equally large lounge with a log burner from which double doors lead out onto the original oak balcony with views over the garden, barns and forested hills as a backdrop. The first floor also accommodates 3 double rooms. The master bedroom includes an en-suite and there is a separate luxury shower room. Adjoining the house is a self contained summer kitchen with guest room accommodation complete with a shower and w/c which could also serve as a "granny annex".

Tasteful dining room
The huge garden has fantastic stone features, patios and lovely meadow which sweeps down to a ravine. The perimeter is enclosed by a stone wall and stone barns as well as a stone and wicker barn.


This stunning house is built over two floors comprising of an internal hardwood staircase which leads from the reception area adjacent to a beautiful luxury fitted kitchen. Next to the kitchen via an arched entrance is the dining room. From a large upstairs minstrel landing is an equally large lounge with a log burner from which double doors lead out onto the original oak balcony with views over the garden, barns and forested hills as a backdrop. The first floor also accommodates 3 double rooms. The master bedroom includes an en-suite and there is a separate luxury shower room. Adjoining the house is a self contained summer kitchen with guest room accommodation complete with a shower and w/c which could also serve as a "granny annex".

Ganchovets village can be found close to the River Yantra and its tributaries with many opportunities for fishing, walking and picnics. Surrounded by beautiful scenery this really is the location to purchase an outstanding luxurious property in the paradise of Bulgaria.