Villa Caledonia is simply captivating… this is a dream home that bestows the benefits of privacy, seclusion and state of art design features
Without a doubt this 220 sqm home set in 3,500 sqm is in one of the best locations for securing privacy with unobstructed views due to its hilltop position. Grandly Caledonia sits, offering a 360 degree view which due to its fantastic design, can be appreciated at almost every point from inside the house. These views are ever changing as the day moves into night, with sunrises and sunsets that arrive in awesome colours across the skies. The outside space is designed with eclectic styled areas, that at night are beautifully lit by skies full of stars, with carefully placed solar lighting along the boundary. The senses delight with the magic of the stillness of this place whose only interruption is nature. Guests at Caledonia have enjoyed long days and evenings by the huge 45 sqm pool which sits perfectly positioned to the entertainment area. Here no detail has been missed, including the hotel standard barbecue area that offers a fully serviced kitchen, designed for a chef of exacting standards. Whilst wines and drinks are cooled perfectly in the refrigeration area, the outside kitchen offers plenty of space to prepare and store food fit for a banquet. The dining area is sheltered on all sides, making entertainment an all round year possibility. The style is a mix of artistic up-cycling and modern contemporary chic, perfect for the VIP guests who regularly use this hideaway retreat.
On entering the front of the house, you immediately become embraced with the continuance of this understated style that brings everything perfectly into play. The three bedrooms on this level have panoramic windows that invite inside that breathtaking view of the sea glistening and the arms of the mountains that curve out into the landscape beyond. No details have been left out in terms of comfort and practicality too.
The master bedroom providing walk in wardrobe is a must have for a house of this standard and it fits perfectly in design quality, offering extra storage space. With ensuite, providing luxury fittings his and her washbasins with walk in shower, this complements everything for the perfect master suite.
The two other bedrooms follow along the lines of house; each with bathrooms - one with a wet room and a bath for those who want to languish rather than shower; each with access to the terraces and pool area too.
On this floor one can also access the laundry and utility room which leads directly out onto a rear terrace with views to the mountains.
Directly from the hall the opulence continues as it carries you up the marble staircase onto the upper floor to the living areas. This is where the magnitude of the location literally takes your breath away with ceiling to floor glass windows along the entire wall facing the sea and mountains. The reach of the view goes as far as the peninsula leading to Balos and Kissamos/Kastelli, the first city of Crete.
Open plan in style, the space has been carefully planned to allow for a large living area with a stylish and effective Somba for winter nights. This follows onto a dining area which connects to a chic designer kitchen with many hidden features. White Corian surfaces are gracefully complemented with duck egg blue cabinets that beautiful connect with the external landscape. A walk in pantry provides large cool food storage space - a great added bonus. The kitchen windows open as a feeder for drinks and food on the breakfast balcony with extraordinary views across the mountains and in the distance the sea at Kolimbari. Through the huge sliding doors one finds large terraces to the front. Here Caledonia extends this view reaching out over Kissamos Bay and to the Kissamos Peninsula a perfect place to watch the world below with views of Plakalona village and the mountains beyond.
A further secret Study/Library area is also to be found on this floor, cleverly hidden behind a feature wall. Here there is also a fantastic high tech surround sound system that facilitates 360 quality sound. Leading from this area we find the upper toilet and wash basin and another door to a sweeping external staircase that leads down from the side front elevation to the gardens and yet another garden area laid out for French Boules.
The lower level has been made into a very comfortable owner's flat for periods when the villa is rented. This could also be used as a separate guest apartment.
To the rear of the house the land offers over 47 productive olive trees completing this very special home.
The lower level (as shown on the plans) was originally a garage but this space has been converted into a very spacious one-bedroom "owner's flat." This has allowed the main home to be successfully rented out on a short-term (weekly) basis. The gallery has a few photos of this space. It could of course be re-converted to a garage or exercise room or whatever depending on the new owner's requirements.
Peace is a rarity for homes that are also easily accessible to the national highway, which is another benefit that Villa Caledonia offers. Within a matter of minutes from this amazing secret retreat, one can reach the highway and, within one exit, reach the fishing town of Kolymbari with supermarkets, a bakery, bank, medical centre; post office and an array of wonderful restaurants.
The sandy beach of Nopigia, an exclusive resort area, is even closer to enjoy and swim in the sea, whilst Kastelli/Kissamos is just 9.5 kilometres.
The Venetian City of Chania is approximately 35 minutes drive with the Chania Airport less than an hour’s drive.
All white goods are included in the price. The high quality furniture and fixtures are available by separate negotiation.
The selling price is exclusive of property transfer tax, legal expenses and agency fees.