Seafront Luxury Villa, Crete
Sea View Jacuzzi & Pool, Unique Architecture
Built right on the edge of the cliffs of Cape Koutoulas, this villa offers a direct view over the sea from all of its seating areas. The infinite blue of the sea, the white pebbles on the beach, the green locusts and the black and red cliffs of the Cape make up an enchanting setting for the guests of this villa. The select use of stone, iron, glass & wood, in both traditional and modern styles, produces an innovative architectural design that gives guests the illusion of being aboard a sailing boat at sea. The luxurious facilities add to the sense of tranquillity and privacy.
The southern side of the lounge overlooks the sea, has large, opening patio doors, which lead to the exterior area of the villa through a bridge that crosses the pool. From the north side of the lounge, ample light is diffused to the kitchen and the dining room through a large 2,5m x 2m glass opening. This opening gives visitors the impression that the whole space is merely an extension of the natural environment. The whole setting with the sea on one side and the cliffs on the other is linked together in perfect harmony.
A significant architectural element that defines the functional character of this area is the kitchen with a work bench, 4 ceramic cooking zones, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine, boiler, coffee maker, toaster and kitchen cupboards. On the other side, there is the dining room with a large table for 8 people and the lounge. A distinctive element of this area is the 5.10m high ceiling. The lounge area is right beneath the loft that houses the second bedroom and has two huge and comfortable sofas that can be turned into beds and the television.
The first bedroom is to the left of the entrance and has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with a hydro massage tub. Huge patio doors offer a superb view of the sea and lead to the patio, right above the pool. A staircase across the bedroom leads to the office in the bedroom loft, above the bathroom. The loft is in the same area as the bedroom and it is divided from it with a protective divider. The same idea was used in the bedroom on the other side of the lounge: it is the children's bedroom with 2 beds, only the loft is much larger and instead of an office it has two more beds. In this way, the bedroom can sleep four children. The en-suite bathroom has a shower cabin and a hydro massage tub. The third bedroom is inside the loft and two glass dividers separate it from the kitchen and the en-suite bathroom. The bathroom is tiled in green Arabic tessera. Huge patio doors on the side of the sea lead to the balcony right above the pool bridge.
When you lie down in bed, listening to the sound of the waves bursting on the sea shore right beneath you, watching the blue colour of the sea unfold in front of you and the oak floor in complete harmony with the wooden roof and its supporting beams, you forget that you are at home and think that you are in a luxury suite of a cruiser ship.
The pool is 16,5 metres long, 3 metres wide and 0,6-1,80 metres deep. It is located on the side of the villa that overlooks the sea. The water surface is lower than the lounge floor by 0,65 metres because of the bridge that is built over it. The bridge unites the lounge area with the pool area that is made of iron, steel and ship wood. The left and front parts of the pool are linked to a corridor that is 1m wide and on the same level with the water surface so that the person who is swimming can see the sea. It is also connected to the area where the barbecues and the showers are located and to the 6,5m x 5m patio. The whole pool area together with the sun shelter (that is made of iron and cloth) looks like a ship deck by ensuring a superb view of the infinite blue of the sea on one side and the rugged landscape of the cliffs of the Cape on the other.
The villa is located in the seaside village of Livadia, Keramoti bay, Innahorion, in the southwestern part of Crete, at a distance of 72 km from Chania and 31 km from Kissamos. The villa can be accessed through a 4 km long road that is connected to the regional provincial road. The village is located in the middle of the European hiking path E4– a seaside route of exceptional natural beauty- that starts at the village of Kambos and continues through the villages of Keramoti, Livadia, Chryssoskalitissa and Elafonisi. The route is typical of the rugged beauty of Crete with amazing changes of the scenery between olive and locust trees and sea-beaten rocks of black and red volcanic lava.