LAMARI, Agios Martinos, CorfuRef: 11433
Entrance to the house is through a porch with large double-arched oak doors into a living room, which reveals an extensive vaulted space with cypress beams and an old fireplace. Two double doors open onto the south-west terrace while three 5 metre sliding glass doors lead onto the north-west terrace with outside dining and BBQ area.
On the ground floor is the master bedroom with ample fitted cupboarding. A connecting door leads to the 2nd bedroom with 3rd bedroom separated by a corridor. All are doubles with en-suite bathroom. There is a separate exit from each room through French windows to a secluded terrace.
On the ground floor is also a cloakroom with WC and basin.
The kitchen with views into the olive groves is fitted with handmade units and high quality electrical equipment. Overlooking the living room is a large mezzanine, currently used as a TV/ office room and through double doors is a further office/library and music room.
The large utility room houses spacious airing cupboards, a double sink unit and storage shelves. The house has underfloor heating, which with the air- conditioning makes it suitable for year-round living.
The land has olive, orange, lemon, fig, pear and other trees as well as a well-established Mediterranean and vegetable garden. The large terrace on two sides of the house has an 11m infinity pool overlooked by a pergola. A stone wall with arched entrance-way and oak doors preserves the privacy of this area from the approach to the house.
On the terrace is an open-sided, covered 40 sqm dining area with views of the sea and sunset. The swimming pool features a sculpture by the owner of the property and the garden was selected for the recently published coffeetable book "Gardens of Corfu" by Rachel Weaving and Marianne Majerus. The pool uses an ozone filter system, which means it is free from chlorine.
Below and largely hidden from the main property is a summer house, which includes a kitchenette and shower room and is currently used as an office. Through a separate entrance is an artist's studio. The building also has a large roof terrace with sea and mountain views. There is space for a swimming pool and the building lends itself to a simple two-bedroom cottage conversion.
Although the area is wonderfully peaceful, a 5-minute drive takes you down to the beaches of the north coast and the nearest village containing shops, banks and supermarkets. Kassiopi is a 20-minute drive and Corfu Town is 50 minutes.
A potted history of the property:
Originally built as a house by a family of Venetian origin who gave the name Rousselatika to the local area, the building was converted into an olive press in the mid-19th century. It was later restored, combining its authentic feel with beautiful simplicity. The old oak doors, huge Cypress beams supporting a low-sloping roof and traditional Byzantine tiles combine tastefully with the discrete modernity of air-conditioning, painted oak kitchen, spacious bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms. The grey Kavalla flagstones of the terrace blend with the natural stone of the walls and lead to a spectacular infinity pool. In a separate but shallow pool is a water feature displaying a striking sculpture by the owner. Water cascades from one to the other. A verandah, small pergola by the pool, barbecue and large covered dining area complete the picture.
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