Villa with stunning views, unique near to Gouvia Marina, East Corfu
Overlooking the stunning sea and countryside views lands this exceptional villa. Design was inspired by Corfiot nature. Villa Elia was built with the concept of “Outside In”, bringing the beauty of the natural outdoor scenery of Corfu within the internal design of the villa.
The villa was built around an olive tree which forms an attractive centrepiece around which twists a palatial marble stairway with railings with a “vine leaf” theme, accented with pot plants and an indoor vine.
Situated in just over 1 acre (4,100 square meters) of land, the property comprises 400 square meters, split in three levels, with an upper driveway and parking area for up to 5 vehicles, and a lower driveway leading to the basement apartment, with parking for 2 vehicles. The estate is fully landscaped, with palm, olive, lemon, orange, fig and pomegranate trees. There are grape vines, cypress trees, bougainvillea shrubs, and other ornamental plants chosen to attract butterflies and humming birds. During April and May the shrubs are alight with the glow of fireflies.
A luxury apartment opens directly onto the poolside. It has a large lounge diner and all the appliances are fitted in the kitchen. There are two twin bedrooms, the front master bedroom opening via French windows onto the poolside. The rear bedroom is underground, and is illuminated via a casement window opening to a greenhouse above. The hallway connecting the two apartment bedrooms and kitchen/ diner leads to a shared bathroom and laundry room.
First floor consists of four double bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities and fitted wardrobes. Master bedroom has two en-suite wash rooms and a “walk in” fitted wardrobe area. The second bedroom has a large covered balcony. The third bedroom has its own covered veranda with a kitchenette, table and chairs and private garden with a pond. The fourth bedroom is adjacent to a large study and is suitable for up to two people “working from home”. A spacious open plan atrium with olive tree inter-connects all the first floor rooms.
The upper floor is accessible via its own driveway and lockable parking area, and is the living and catering area for the main Villa. Marbled steps lead to the front door and hallway, with a cloakroom and washroom to the right and a library bookcase to the left. The expansive upper floor ceiling is open-timbered and panelled with hardwood.