This is a contemporary sustainable villa with infinity pools, located in a prestigious part of the suburbs, very close to the beach of Agioi Apostoli
The villa is 238,15 sqm - Net Internal Area - with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and swimming pools. The ground floor of 123,74 sqm hosts 2 living areas, 2 dining areas, 2 fully equipped kitchens - with marble countertops and integrated appliances, 2 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with showers. The ground floor has uninterrupted access to the patios, the pool areas and the garden.
The transparency and uniformity of the ground floor areas, is achieved by incorporating wide sliding glazed panels and a double height space in the one of the living areas. The rigorous articulation of the fenestration to the facades determines the primary relationship of glazing to solid surfaces – an essential compositional device to achieve an integrated clarity of architectural form and detail.
The northern part is placed next to the liquid element, which wraps around the front façade. With the employment of glass surfaces on three sides, a visual relationship between the liquid element, the living/ dining areas, and the ex- ternal spaces has been achieved. On the first floor of 114,41 sqm there are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with showers - 3 of them are en-suite. There are two balconies of 24,49 sqm with views to the garden.
A major advantage of the house is the flat roof area, which has been designed for the future construction of a roof garden with sea views and extended vistas of the surrounding area and the park of Agioi Apostoli. The existing setup of the roof now includes an extended stainless steel pergola element, and electrical and plumping infrastructure for two hot tubs, kitchens and living areas. Please note that the construction of a roof garden is optional and is not included in the price.
The villa’s contemporary design is reflecting the qualities of a hybrid structure -stainless steel frame & reinforced concrete slabs- and promotes precision and efficiency. Physical materials are combined with accurate and modern methods of construction and achieve a formal relationship between the structural elements. In addition, the climate control is achieved through efficient air to water heat pumps with integrated fan coils and underfloor heating for the bathrooms and hallways. The double-glazed aluminum doors and windows equipped with energy efficient glazing prevents heat escaping through the openings. There are also two solar heaters, and underground water reservoirs.
The 77,71 sqm pools are looking over the garden area and the patio. Both patios are paved with natural stones and are equipped with marble dining tables, showers, and an external storage area. The green areas host numerous species of trees and shrubs, such as banana trees, palm trees, and a willow tree, while the property is surrounded by a rich green fence which sits naturally behind the beautiful opaque glass balustrade. The houses are flexible and adaptable – to allow various levels of privacy to the individual family members, the family unit, professional carers, extended family, and friends. The generous daylighting of each individual room is considered essential, as well as the variation of daylight illuminating of all rooms through the course of the year, and hours of the individual days. Ventable skylights have been strategically positioned above the staircases. The design aims to achieve a distinctive resonance between place, form, space, material, landscape, and light, as well as addressing pressing environmental responsibilities.
Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. Here, the remnants of brilliant civilizations meet the island’s rich gastronomic culture with a background of glorious beaches, impressive mountains capes, fertile valleys, and steep gorges. Crete is, after all, a small universe teeming with beauties and treasures that need a lifetime to get uncovered.
Agioi Apostoli, Chania area
0,7 km from Agioi Apostoli beach
18 km from Chania airport
4,2 km from Chania town
7,2 km from Platanias