This unique low-energy house for sale in Chania Cretein a large 2.500sqm plot, 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 205sqm. 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