LUXURY ARCHITECT DESIGNED 3-BEDROOM VILLA WITH INFINITY POOL AND PANORAMIC VIEWS
Designed and constructed to meet the personal desires of the vendors, this beautiful unique Villa, located above Elounda and with magnificent views, is stylish and combines luxury with comfort and character.
The Villa is 200m2 on a plot of 4990m2 with a stone wall boundary, a private driveway and is surrounded by landscaped gardens with olive trees, colourful shrubs, plants and flowers. The house itself is externally partly stone clad with red tiled roofs and blends in with the surrounding landscape.
The ground floor comprises an entrance lobby with two 3-step staircases, one each side, down to a large lounge which has the feel of flowing out to the terrace and the infinity pool and the sea beyond. This is enhanced by the sliding glass doors which can open up the whole room to the outside. There is a traditional style fireplace plus a dining area and the room is divided from the kitchen by an arch. The ceiling is sloping with wooden beams and spotlights. Additionally, spotlights highlight the recesses above the sliding windows.
The kitchen is fully fitted and equipped with top quality electrical items including dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven and microwave. The worktop is in stone plus there is a worktop island and a breakfast bar which looks out to the patio, pool and the stunning views. Adjacent is a utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and a sink with separate tap with filter for drinking water, plus plenty of storage and an exit out to a side patio.
On each side of the foyer is a bedroom. One bedroom (presently used as a cosy sitting room) has mirrored floor to ceiling wardrobes, tilted window with wooden shutters and a view of the garden, olive groves, the sea and the bay.
The second bedroom again has floor to ceiling mirrored wardrobes and a view to the side of the house and olive trees.
A bathroom has bath with shower fitting, heated towel rail, shower cubicle with power shower, sink, toilet and bidet.
Upstairs is the master bedroom with pointed ceiling feature and a dressing room. The bathroom has bath with shower fitting, shower cubicle with power shower, sink, toilet and bidet. This bedroom’s balcony terrace really has the most amazing views, looking out over the garden to Spinalonga Island, “big” Spinalonga and its Isthmus joining it to the mainland, the Elounda villages and to the distant mountains on the other side of the bay.
The house was designed to maximize the Mediterranean idea of enjoying life outside and so as the internal living area opens out on to the external terrace, there are covered dining and sitting areas, a purpose-built BBQ, a WC, a shower and of course the lovely tiled 7m x 3m swimming pool, which also has steps descending into it and a ledge upon which to relax.
The house is fully air-conditioned and has under floor heating, double glazing, solar panels plus an emergency water cistern. All the wood throughout the house is Iroko hardwood, including the kitchen and windows. Wooden doors and window frames are hand made. There is a central vacuum system with two sockets on the ground floor and one upstairs, with the motor/collection unit in the basement.
In the basement of the house is a large space of 80m2 for a garage or storage. There is also building capacity available for a further 35m2 if enlargement is required. An additional basement room houses the pool machinery, water pump for pool. There is a cistern fed by mains water when required. It has capacity for 50,000 litres and also collects rainwater. The garden has an irrigation system.
The views are stunning, looking out over the countryside and down to the sea, the Mirabello Bay, Spinalonga Island, the mountains opposite and the spectacular Ha Gorge. To the rear of the house are hills with ancient stone paths. The sea is 400 metres from the property in a direct line.
Set in a peaceful rural area but not remote, it is only 4 kms from the seaside resort of Elounda with all its facilities, luxury hotels and water sports. Heraklion airport is at 73 kms.
This unique house is perfect for permanent living or as a holiday home that is a little different and special.