Countryside views across to the impressive White Mountain peaks
The open plan living room
The shaded front door
The dining room towards the lounge
The white units plus black worktops makes the area bright
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For sale in the sought-after town of Kalives: This 2 bedroom reverse floor house is in a perfect location, within easy walking distance of the shops and tavernas but just set away from the hustle and bustle of this busy town. The house is modern styled externally but internally has many of the traditional features found in the surrounding properties including half-pitched wood covered ceiling and a little mezzanine library. The house comprises:
Gated off-road parking: A short access road leads from the village road to the house. A stone wall clearly defines the boundaries of the property. A wooden gate opens into a gravelled off-road parking area from which a tiled pathway leads to the half-glazed front door.
The door opens into a spacious tiled hallway where to the right are stairs rising to the living room. To the left of the hallway is bedroom 1 and immediately in front is the door to bedroom 2.
Bedroom 1: An internal door opens into a small lobby with the main shower room and the door to the bedroom creating a small guest suite. The good sized double bedroom has a picture window on the side wall and patio doors leading to a private terrace and onwards to the gardens. On the left is a bank of fitted wardrobes which provides plenty of storage for clothes and seasonal bedding.
Guest suite shower room: The room is tiled in cream and caramel. The white ceramic hand basin is housed in a vanity unit and the shower has a curved shower cabinet. The WC is classic white ceramic and the room is finished with chrome accessories & double mirrored wall cabinet.
Bedroom 2: This good-sized room is currently set out with twin beds but could easily accommodate a double bed I preferred. A picture window provides natural light and views to the side garden.
Ensuite Bathroom: A spacious bathroom, which is tiled in sky blue and white, has a bath, vanity unit with hand basin and classic white ceramic WC. Chrome accessories and an illuminated mirror cabinet complete this room. A door opens into a very practical under-stair store cupboard perfect for household cleaning items and this is also the location for the washing machine.
Hallway and stairs: The hallway is sufficiently wide to accommodate a cupboard for coats and shoes. A stainless-steel handrail compliments the glossy tiles. The stairs rise to the upper floor.
Open plan living room: At the top of the stairs the room widens out from the dining room to the right which is the kitchen and utility area. A rounded Cretan arch then defines the dining and seating areas.
Kitchen: This is a large area with white floor & wall units on 3 sides with a work-top extending out to almost form a square. The work-top is glossy black and the appliances stainless-steel making this area modern and very workable. A half-pitched wooden ceiling provides a more traditional touch to the house. A large window looking down to the side garden keeps the area bright with natural light. The kitchen then extends to a very useful utility area with storage cupboard and room for fridge and freezer.
Dining area: This is a good space for internal meals with space for a table to seat 4-6 people. A large window looks out to the garden.
Mezzanine: To the left of the stairs are 3 steps rising to a traditional style mezzanine which is currently set out with book-shelves for a library, but could also be used as useful office space.
Lounge: On the other side of the arch next to the dining room is the seating area with windows either side of the room and patio doors at the furthest point. The doors lead out to a spacious terrace with walls on 2 sides plus sturdy stainless-steel railings for safety. Views from here are across the surrounding olive groves towards Kalives town and to the White Mountains.
External: The outside space is very manageable with mature & productive olive trees, drought tolerant plants & perfumed shrubs including rosemary and lavender.