For Sale €3,500,000 + Expenses - Villa
A spectacular, dream-of-a-villa in Almyrida.
This is arguably the most impressive, high-end property on the market of Western Crete right now.
Standing on an elevated, gentle slope, right above the azure waters of the Greek sea, this magnificent architectural creation inches very close to perfection.
Minimal and modern on the outside, with clear and straight lines, the layout of the villa follows the general principles of an austere design, playfully amended to convey a sense of singularity.
A massive 100 m2, infinity pool dominates the north side of the house, its edges merging with the blue of the water and sky.
The overall surface of the plot reaches 4000 sq. m (4 acres) with every inch of it being made of use, either as a landscaped garden or as outdoor living areas. Well-manicured lawns and native trees, form a wide frame for all the built surfaces of the villa. Beautiful outdoor pathways, built with high quality materials and an utmost care to detail lead us to the main entrance via the front gate circumventing the outdoors.
On the pool level a partly covered by pergolas BBQ area supplemented by a large dining table fit for eight people, takes up the east side. The west side is reserved for six king size sunbeds, probably the poshest you will ever see.
A few steps lower, a divine open air living room, shaded by a pergola and furnished by white semicircle bamboo couches, a modern outdoor Hestia shrine, preceding a second linear one, with a fixed granite table, both working as a relaxing belvedere, a vista platform fit for royalty.
The house itself is consisted of three levels with an overall surface of 366 m2, a two-storey residence with a basement.
The ground level, 135sqm in total, an open plan space where the living room, the dining area and the kitchen merge into one, all open to the amazing outdoor views. This linear body is completely open to the outdoors via large, double-glazed window sliding doors that cover the whole north façade of the house.
The ground level consists of a linear body, which includes the communal functions (living room-living room-kitchen-warehouse) and a guest house. The overpowering effect of white color in every key material, from granite to marble, to kitchen cabinets and counter finishings, wall to flooring, make the space seem larger, radiant, and tranquil.
Everything in the kitchen is built in, with a large state-of-the-art island cutting vertically through the horizontal alignment of the floor.
A dining table fit for 8 sits under a magnificent chandelier, perfectly aligned with a wide, energy fireplace and a corner couch laid out at the west side of the ground floor. The white marble finishing framing the massive flat screen tv placed above the fireplace is true luxury at its best. One bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a pantry and a WC behind the kitchen complete the mosaic of this floor.
A free hanging staircase takes us up to the first floor, where two bedrooms, one of them the master bedroom with its own walk-in wardrobe, both with ensuite bathrooms, both an epitome of good taste. The bathroom marbles are simply out of this world. The master bedroom has marvelous, unobstructed views of the sea to the north. The second bedroom has its fair share of sunlight with views of the surrounding countryside and the Cretan mountains.
The upper floor is certainly not the end of this marvelous villa. The 144,84 sq m basement is reserved for pure fun. Α fully equipped gym with two extra showers and a 23 m2 sauna complete the sumptuous feast of luxury.. with one last touch being an underground garage of 57 m2.
The whole property is strategically located between the tourist resorts of Kalyves and Almyrida, at the epicenter of a region that has become the expat capital of Western Crete. It is an area that is graced with natural beauty, green countryside and packed with elegant villas. Both Kalyves and Almyrida work as administrative hubs for the all the small villages of the hinterland. Both are located close to the national road with the driving distance to both the city of Chania to the west and Rethymno to the east being about 30 minutes away. That makes the property’s location an ideal springboard for anyone who wants to discover the beauties of the whole island.
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