UNIQUE STONE HOUSE WITH CHARACTER (& E.O.T. LICENSE)
Designed as a house and studio for a local artist, this wonderful stone building has evolved since renovations first began in 1997.
One enters via a wooden door set in a huge thick walled arch and into a delightful courtyard full of flowers and plants. There is a pretty terrace shaded by a natural pergola of vine, jasmine and bougainvillea with beautiful views over the village, down to the sea, “big” Spinalonga, the Isthmus, surrounding hills and distant mountains.
Another stone arched portal for the entrance into the house and a large room with a double wide arch and an open fireplace and a kitchen.
Another level has a bedroom with fitted wardrobes and an exit out to small terrace. A bathroom has bath with shower fitting, sink and toilet. A spacious under stairs area for storage is very handy.
The upper level can be totally independent with entrances from the lower level or from a front door on the upper lane. Here is a huge air conditioned living space with high wooden ceiling and a mezzanine for extra sleeping area/office.
There is a kitchen area plumbed for washing machine and a bedroom with private terrace. Here a niche is utilised to house a small BBQ. There is a lovely mosaic tiled floor. A bathroom has shower, sink and toilet.
There is a septic tank (although one could join to the main town sewage system) and solar panels. The house is 180m2 on a 190m2 plot, part of which is private parking for one car.
As expected for a house whose owner is an artist, there are some very interesting and unusual touches. Some of the tiling on the terraces is lovely with traditional hand painted concrete tiles. Window frames are square or arched, in stone. Walls are either bare stone or this stone painted white. In an elevated position, the house commands fabulous panoramic views. It is ready to move in to and perfect for a permanent or unusual holiday home, so close to the facilities and beaches of Elounda. Of course, the bonus is the E.O.T. License, so the house can be legally rented out for holidays, thus making it a good business and investment opportunity.