A large off-road parking area is available outside the house
The entrance to the underground garage
A tiled porch shades the entrance and front door
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This sophisticated and unique villa is situated on the hillside between the popular villages of Gavalohori and Vamos. It is set in magnificent landscaped gardens of 4,000sqm and benefits from stunning sea and mountain views from ground level. The 200sqm property was finished in 2004 and comprises:
Entrance and parking: Entry into the spacious gravelled off-road parking area where the house is to the left. A double underground garage which is fitted with electric doors offers covered parking which is fully finished with tiles, plaster & electrics, so could be converted to a workshop if desired.
Ground floor: The impressive covered entrance veranda is finished with hand-made Italian tiles which enhance the generously proportioned hand-made front door. Entrance is into the main living room.
Living room: A spectacular room with massive patio doors along the far wall which take advantage of the glorious view. The separate kitchen is through double doors to the right of the room.
Kitchen: This bespoke kitchen was designed by the owner with white floor units and rich-cherry wall cupboards. The Italian tiles also feature here as a splash-back providing rich colour and texture. Appliances include dish-washer, ceramic hob, corner sink unit, eye-level oven plus built-in microwave. The kitchen door leads out to an extensive tiled and sheltered terrace for external dining or entertaining. A large pantry/utility room is another feature of this area.
Bedrooms 2 & 3: To the left of the living room is a small hallway providing access to the 2 ground floor bedrooms. Bedroom 2 is a generous double room decorated in a vibrant Naples red paint with period light fittings and features. Patio doors lead to its private garden terrace. Bedroom 3, another good sized room is currently in use as a sewing room and studio.
Shower room: Tiled in rich blue and white, this luxurious shower room has white ceramic fitments in a Victorian style and chrome accessories.
Stairs: The impressive double staircase with marble covered treads and handrail provides access to the upper and lower floors.
Master Bedroom The master bedroom is palatial with soaring vaulted ceiling, polished wooden floors and massive glazed doors out to the 3 terraces. The elegant furniture and period accessories make this a delightful room. The open terrace to the front provides views across the garden, pool and village to the sea. The side terraces offer views to the White Mountains.
En-suite bathroom: Continuing the opulent look, in the en-suite bathroom the shaped slipper bath, Victoriana style hand-basin & WC are once again enhanced by the stunning Italian tiles which are only overshadowed by the superb view from the large picture window above the bath-tub. A separate tiled shower stall completes this lovely room.
Lower floor Library: Returning to the staircase and continuing to the lower floor, the main room is the spacious library with attractive stone corner fireplace, racks of books, desk and comfortable seating. Double doors lead to a small private terrace.
Lower floor shower room: A shower room tiled in apricot and cream enables this area to be a potential guest suite.
Gym: A fully equipped gym and games room has sufficient room for an exercise bike, treadmill and various other pieces of equipment. This area could be converted to additional sleeping or office space if desired. Internal access to the garage and to the boiler room is available from this area.
External: The external seating areas are various with choice of sun, shade and shelter from the wind. The covered veranda outside the main living room is massive and features 5 perfect arches to create an outside living room. A rather grand staircase with stone side walls and edged with Plumbago hedges leads down to the garden from the front veranda. Paths then amble through the garden towards the private pool and towards the centre-piece which is the magnificent 6 level fountain. The kitchen terrace has ample space to entertain or dine with the rear wall providing protection from breezes. For sun worshippers there are several open terraces round the pool and BBQ with smaller shaded seating areas spread throughout the garden. Stone pillars offer the opportunity to create more shaded areas round the BBQ if desired.
Swimming Pool: The attractively shaped pool is located to the seaward side and offers stunning views of Souda Bay. It is fully tiled with mosaic tiles and the surrounding paved sun terraces reflect the shape of the pool. Linking the BBQ, pool and fountain are low level stone walls, gravel beds, mature flowering plants and feature statues to form a living picture. The pool room has been designed with a walk-in entrance for ease of access.
Garden: The owners, who are keen gardeners, have planted over 100 trees including Apricot, Peach, Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, Apple, Fig, Kumquat plus a whole new olive grove. Palms & Yukkas are abundant around the pool terrace & a pretty oleander walk winds its way below the kitchen terrace. Other more decorative trees have now matured giving a lush and green backdrop to the flowering shrubs. There is a classic organised vegetable garden with individual beds separated by gravelled paths which produce a variety of vegetables all year round.
Key benefits include:
3 solar panels for hot water
2 satellite dishes
Total of 8,500litres of water storage
Utility room plus linen storage area
High quality insulation reducing the need for air-con units
Ducts for air-con units in place for installation if desired
Wired for security alarm system
Lift shaft in place ready for inter-floor lift installation if desired
Ground floor: 139.9sqm
1st floor: 60sqm
Lower floor: 183sqm
Terraces totalling: 230.78sqm
Summary: This impressive property has been designed, commissioned and overseen at every stage by its watchful owners. Every room is generous and the property is multifunctional to accommodate multi-generation families. The gardens have been planned and planted methodically providing colour and texture all year round. Planning for the future has also played a key part in the construction of the house with the potential to add covered verandas, extra entertaining areas or gardens as required for the future generations. This is an exquisite, elegant property that must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
€975,000.00 plus agents fees - transfer tax and legal expenses
Alarm System Appliances BBQ Central Heating Installation Fire Place Garage Nearby MiniMarket Off-Road Parking Area Roof Terrace Sea View Solar Panel Installation Verandas Wooden Floors
Aluminium Windows Balconies Building Permission Electricity Connection Fresh Water Storage Tank Landscaped Garden Nearby Taverna Olive Trees Satelitte Television Shower room Swimming Pool - Private View of the White Mountains