THE NEST, Kato Korakiana, CorfuRef: 10712
Unusually for Corfu, this lovely villa is built entirely of wood, so it is extremely well insulated, energy efficient and earthquake resistant. The manufacturers are Finnish - a well established firm with an excellent reputation for quality.
On the side of a gently sloping hill just outside the village of Kato Korakiana, the views from the property are some of the best we have seen and in just about all directions.
An entrance gate into the sweeping driveway leads to the front of the house or down to the lower level where there is a large double garage with space for two cars and the boiler room. There is also the possibility to construct a lift from this level up to the top floor of the house.
Steps up into the porchway and through the front door open into the spacious living area. To one side is the well laid out kitchen, traditional in design, with painted cupboards and incorporating all modern features. The living and dining room are separated by a half-wall, which provides a partial visual barrier. At the front, overlooking the gardens through enormous patio windows is the sitting room with a stone fireplace in one corner.
To one side of the sitting room are two very large bedrooms, one of which is presently used as an office with a separate locking door to outside. The other room has been arranged so that it can either be used as one large room or divided in the case of visitors and the need for extra beds. These two rooms share a large shower room and can be separated from the rest of the house into a visitors' suite if required.
Stairs lead from the living area up to a further three large double bedrooms , all with their own verandah and fully fitted wardrobes. On this floor there is a large family bathroom with unusual "pebble" style tiling.
All the windows throughout the house have top quality insulated double glazing, mosquito screens and folding solid wood shutters.
Outside, there is an attractive kidney shaped tiled swimming pool with an unusual waterfall feature. Paving around the pool allows plenty of space for sunbathing, and the whole pool area is fenced and gated so that it is safe for small children.
The garden is laid partly to lawn and has been planted with mature shrubs and fruit trees. Within the fenced and gated area there is an additional building allowance of 400 sq.m.
The house is centrally heated and air-conditioned, there is a telephone and internet connection.
Reluctantly on the market due to the owners' relocation to Athens, this house is a unique property - the only one of its kind in Corfu and is sure to appeal to lovers of eco-building who are looking for something out of the ordinary.
Please note that all the above information has been provided by the vendor in good faith, but will need verification by the purchaser's solicitor. Any areas, measurements or distances referred to are given as a guide only and are not precise. Floor plans are not drawn to scale and are provided as an indicative guide to help illustrate the general layout of the property only. The mention of any appliances and/or services in this description does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order and prospective purchasers should make their own investigations before finalising any agreement to purchase. It should not be assumed that any contents, furnishings or other items shown in photographs (which may have been taken with a wide angle lens) are included in the sale. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property is not a statement that the necessary planning, building regulations, listed buildings or other consents have been obtained. We endeavour to make our details accurate and reliable, but they should not be relied on as statements or representations of fact and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. The seller does not give any warranty in relation to the property and we have no authority to do so on their behalf.