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10 traditional Maltese house features we know and love
Those balconies though...

Nicole Parnis

Traditional Maltese farmhouses and houses of character come with their own old-fashioned features that are beloved by locals and tourist alike!

From thick wooden beams (travi), to boxy rainbow balconies (galleriji) to indoor narrow spiral staircases which lead up to the roof, (garigor), there are many elements that make up the beauty of a well-kept property.

Here are a few of our favourites! 

1. Old staircases

We love how these home restorers have added a touch of greenery to their staircase! 

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2. Patterned tiles 

An Instagram lover's dream. #IHaveThisThingWithFloors eat your heart out!

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3. Colourful doors

No wonder tourists love posing in front of them! 

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4. Internal courtyards

An old-school architecture feature that keeps your outdoor area cool in the summer.

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5. Quirky door knockers

Before intercoms we had these beauties! 

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6. Bare stone walls

How great do these frames look hung up in a rustic home?

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7. Pretty balconies

We love to see gorgeous floral window boxes surrounding glossy painted louvres. 

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8. Pregnant windows

Keeping your home bright and airy before the luxury of air-conditioning! 

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9. Religious niches

From door number plaques to saintly facade carvings, we love spotting these out and about. 

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10. Bougainvillea flowers

Nothing screams 'Mediterranean beauty' more than this creeping plant. Pretty in pink indeed! 

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Can you think of any more traditional Maltese home features?

22nd July 2019


Nicole Parnis
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Nicole Parnis
Nicole Parnis is a writer and lifestyle blogger with a passion for music and a penchant for anything retro. She loves nothing more than rummaging for new vinyl records on a Sunday with her chihuahua Frankie.

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