#0341, Best terrace view in Sikinos
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The property is a house in the island of Sikinos, in Chorio, one of the two settlements, (Chorio and Kastro), that compose the village of Chora, the capital of the island, up on the hills, at a distance of 3,5 kilometers away from the port of Alopronia. Chorio is the quiet area of Chora village, situated only with residences. Settlement of Kastro, only 200 steps away from Chorio, is more noisy, especially during summertime, having 3 taverns, 4 little café-bars, town hall, police station, two mini markets, bakery, butcher’s, school, museum, post office, ATM bank, pharmacy and surgery. The house was almost a ruin, close to 90 years old and the initial thought was to be renovated and keep it as a family house to spend summer vocation. Works of full renovation started in 2011 having to do with new concrete slabs, new wooden logs on the ceiling, new plasters on inside and outside walls, new tiles on the floors, new electrical circuits and plumbing, new wooden doors and windows, new kitchen and bathroom, and new furniture, all supervised by the owner, and finished by 2012.
All works where executed according to permit that was approved by the municipality of Santorini. The main idea was to retain the traditional architecture of the island while having modern facilities which has been successfully achieved. White thick stone walls contrasting with wooden blue windows and doors, while wooden logs in natural color on the ceilings look as if they hold the slabs, are the main constrains of Cycladic architecture. Another “must” that should be kept while having a house in an island, apart the architectural restrictions, is the sea view. For that reason an outside stairway leads to the terrace upstairs, where there is a concrete bench with relaxing pillows for those who would have lunch or dinner or read a book or even just have a cup of coffee, while enjoying the beautiful sea view, almost all around the island… …on southeast the island of Ios, on south the island of Santorini, on west countryside, on northwest the island of Sifnos, on north the islands of Antiparos and Paros, on northeast the island of Naxos and on East the view of Kastro and the monastery above. The house has a surface of 68 m2, in total, with two bedrooms, living room, open kitchen, bathroom and storage room under the staircase. The first bedroom is on ground floor, at the same level with living room, kitchen and bathroom. The second bedroom, with its fireplace, is at a higher level, (10 steps height difference). That bedroom has an additional separate entrance through a side alley. The house is fully equipped with cutlery and crockery, 1 double bed, and 2 singles, a sofa which is transformed to a double bed in the living room, wardrobes, electrical oven, cooker-hood, refrigerator, electrical boiler for hot water, kitchen table and chairs.
The house is, actually, ready to live in.