Happy Wednesday all! This historical stone Venetian-style home in Corfu, Greece is inspiring me today.
The layers of history and patina, the enclosed garden full of fruit trees, and the beautiful countryside view! I feel like it’s beautiful in its slightly neglected and overgrown state but would be stunning with some care and renovation.
From the listing on Corfu Homes:
This lovely stone built property is located in the centre of a wonderful traditional village right by its main square. The village itself is a beautiful settlement on a lush hillside that is full of olive and cypress trees and it boasts many traditional stone houses. It is conveniently situated, just 20 minutes from Corfu Town and the airport and 10 minutes’ drive from the famous long sandy beaches on the west coast.
Easily accessible by car, the property is set on a large flat plot of 1,800 sqm which is to the rear of the house – it offers absolute privacy and is full of wonderful fruit trees as well as having a separate storage area. The property is also within the town planning zone so you would be able to build further if desired. The main entrance to the property is at the front – a stunning old stone archway with steps leading to the veranda and main entrance door on the first floor level.
With a total of 200 sqm of living space, the house is spread over 3 levels and is need of renovation.
The ground floor is currently one large space with an independent entrance. At the present time is not connected internally to other 2 floors, however there is the potential to connect this to the main living spaces via an internal staircase. This ground floor level was originally used as a storage area for wine and olives and it has access to the land and gardens at the rear.
The main living accommodation is found on the 1st and 2nd floors. The entrance door opens into a hallway and the living room with fireplace is off to the right and then to the left the dining area, kitchen and a WC. Wooden stairs from the 1st floor lead up to the upper level that currently has 3 rooms. These two levels have wooden floors throughout and there are many windows all around making it light and airy.
This is a great opportunity to purchase a wonderful stone built home with lots of charm and character to renovate and finish to your own tastes. It is in a lovely location with some beautiful views, offers the potential to build further and has easy access to amenities and the sea.