A seamless marriage of nature and design, modern architecture set against the dramatic backdrop of the White Mountains. Cutting edge design of high quality natural materials (wood, stone, iron, marble) built around an indoor-outdoor catwalk pool!
The entrance from the driveway takes you to mid-level, where you will find two twin bedrooms (two twin beds each) one bathroom and the impressive, indoor-outdoor pool. The pool starts from this level, passes through the house, and ends outdoors. Those residing on this level can literally walk out their bedroom door and step directly into the pool. One of two bedrooms can comfortably accommodate elderly or disabled people – the bathroom is especially designed for such cases.
Descending the stairs to the lower level, you will find two more bedrooms with double beds and en-suite bathrooms. All beds have cocomat mattresses and individual, wood-floored patios with wonderful views. The four bedrooms can accommodate up to 8 people.
Heading to the upper level, you will ascend a majestic staircase constructed of iron and wood, complete with a moving-ramp for disabled access, located to one side. Here on the upper floor is a spacious, modern kitchen and dining table, built from floor to ceiling with Swedish wood, truly a sight for kitchen lovers. The kitchen is fully equipped, offering anything you may need, including a wine preserver!
On the same level, there is a cozy, richly decorated sitting room, with a deluxe mattress sofa-bed which can accommodate two more guests. In the same room, there is a big desk, which has the capability of turning into a closet, for times when the room is used as a bedroom.
All the indoor spaces have large windows, bringing sunlight into the house all day long and highlighting the spectacular views of the surrounding area.
The pool is accompanied by a stone path, which starts from the main entrance at the back of the house and ends poolside at the front, overlooking the White Mountains to the left and Souda Bay to the right. The wooden deck which looks down on the pool from one level up offers an even more spectacular vantage of sea, olive groves and mountains, a trademark combination of Cretan topography.
The architect of Villa Kaminia, Aristomenis Varoudakis, has his own, special approach to design which holds the intention to preserve traditional values by combining natural elements with modern construction. He studied in the US and Denmark and has since taken part in over 16 architectural competitions, winning four, first-place awards and earning many qualifications. He has participated in 13 exhibitions of architectural work, with a solo exhibition at the Benaki Muse(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)), and he was the delegated organiser for two exhibitions hosted by the Mediterranean Architecture Centre. Varoudakis currently lives and works in Chania.
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