Nestled into a hillside in the well-known resort of Paleokastritsa, this spectacular Earth home has been designed to fully respect the old olive grove that already exists within the plot and to have the least possible impact on the natural landscape upon its construction. The landscaping will be sympathetic to the existing olives which are more than 400 years old, and the whole design offers an entirely eco-friendly / green approach to its construction.
The stone-built villa will be hidden within its natural landscape by just slicing the façade of the hill and setting it within the ground – what will be totally visible is the stone built guest house. The villa’s large stone façade and large atrium openings at the back will allow the natural sunlight to drench the entire property. A natural airflow and the natural protection from the existing soil will result in very low energy demands for the day to day running of the property.
Set within a plot of 3,000 sqm, the external areas will be beautifully landscaped with local flora and will feature the ancient olive trees, that are more than 400 years old. A large patio area and external dining area make outside living a delight, and the large private pool (21m x 4m) with sun terrace and its attached concrete-built seating area are all positioned to take advantage of the amazing views of the harbour, sea and dramatic coastline.
The villa itself offers 330 sqm of living space over two levels. The main villa of 280 sqm is all on one level and comprises a spacious open plan living room and kitchen with dining area that all enjoy the amazing views. There are 3 bedrooms - two master bedrooms and one with a walk-in closet, two bathrooms, a wellness area and a storage area. From all the main living spaces there is access out to the large patio area and pool.
The independent guest house of 50 sqm is on the upper level, and as with the rest of the property, it enjoys the stunning views and a tranquil environment within the old olive grove. This guest house features a large bedroom area with a semi-open plan bathroom and a separate fully equipped kitchenette. A spacious patio that offers absolute privacy completes this area.
Construction of this really special project is due to commence September 2019 with a completion forecast of 18 months. Depending on the stage of the property when purchased, there is potential for the buyer to have input on some of the finishes.
Other property features include a high-end heat pump responsible for the heating of both the main villa and guest house (floor heating) and for the cooling of both areas, hidden fan coils along the ceiling provide the perfect results in the most economical way. The aluminium windows / panels and the overall cement construction plus the protection received from the surrounding soil make the overall structure eco-friendly and with minimum energy requirements. The living room area and the bedrooms will have stucco type concrete cement as flooring. There will be parking spaces for 4 cars.