This unique low-energy house for sale in Chania Crete, is situated on the outskirts of Megala Horafia/Aptera village in Western Crete and offers beautiful panoramic views to the White Mountains. The interior is designed with a village in-mind, having an atrium as the central point of the house, from where all the rooms are being naturally lit.
The three basic components of the property such as the dining, the sitting area and the 3 bedrooms, are slightly offset from the center. Upon entering the house there is a large front lobby with a storage room. The dining room leads off to a part covered courtyard. Off the dining room to the right, you can find the fully fitted kitchen with a breakfast bar. A wood burning stove is situated at the base of the atrium providing additional heating for both the dining room and the lounge. Walking up a few steps, you enter the sitting room, which has got access to two terraces. A small one, with fantastic views and the main terrace with two distinct sitting areas. These areas are offering 180 ° of panoramic views to the majestic mountain range of “Lefka Ori” and the various villages of the area. A study is also set parallel to the steps.
In the atrium, there is also a staircase leading to the bedrooms, on the lower level as well as to the terraced garden with its own ‘paths’ to different sections. The master bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom with a walk in shower and the second double bedroom has a smaller en-suite bathroom too, with a shower cabin. From this bedroom, there is also a door leading to the gardens.
On this level of the property, there is a study/studio with a mezzanine bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchenette with a separate entrance, which can be used as a guesthouse.
This eco house is built with a timber frame and the traditional clay brick walls. In order to obtain the Mediterranean character, the exterior walls have a plastered outer skin, on cement-bonded fiber lightweight boards. There are double glazed windows with mosquito blinds throughout and solar panels provide hot water and under floor heating.
NOTABLE ASPECTS * House of 205sqms, built on private plot of 2,500sqms * Additional 1-bedroom studio with a separate entrance * Landscaped garden area with stone boundary walls * Outstanding, panoramic views over White Mountains * 3 double bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms * 3 fitted bathrooms * Central underfloor heating through solar panel energy * Wood burning stove in the atrium * Innovative designs * Full structural insulation in walls, floor, ceiling, columns * Spacious sun terrace * Private parking area * Close to tavernas * Storage area
If you are looking to buy property for sale in Crete, Megala Chorafia is a small village situated on the top of a hill overlooking the gulf of Souda. It has got a mini market and 2 traditional taverns whereas further amenities can be found in Souda, 8 kms away. The nearest beach is in Kalami, 3 kms away and the beautiful town of Chania is only 16 km away.
Apokoronas, Crete is situated at the feet of White Mountains in the north-eastern corner of the prefecture of Chania and is one of the greenest regions of Crete. The area features numerous interesting sights, such as Lake Kournas, the island’s only freshwater lake and the archaeological site of Aptera with its superb views of Souda Bay. Apokoronas features an abundance of historic and picturesque villages with traditional taverns and thriving seaside resorts with beautiful sandy beaches along the coast like Kalyves, Almyrida and Georgioupolis and represents one of the most popular destinations if you are searching to buy property for sale in Crete, Greece.