Stavrakia Heraklion Crete 4 bedroom eco villa with views to the sea and mountains

Built in 2009, this architecturally designed eco-villa is set on 4.000m2 of land with over 80 olive trees and a 360 degree view to the sea and mountains. The house is located just outside the village of Stavrakia, 8 minutes to the University of Crete/ITE and hospital, 15 minutes to beaches at Ammoudara and Heraklion, 20 minutes to the airport.
The villa was designed to use light and space to create a family home which would be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The electricity supply is completely independent from the national grid and features a windmill, 12 photovoltaic panels, batteries and an emergency petrol generator. It also has a solar water heater. Other eco features include triple glazing on some parts of the house and storage tanks for rainwater collection.
The villa has 4 bedrooms, 2 with separate dressing rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 extra WC and a study. The open plan living/dining area features a beautiful hardwood ceiling which curves up and out, to extend to the balcony outside. There is a fireplace in the living room and there are 2 internal staircases. Two of the bedrooms are on a half level above ground, while the other 2 are on the ground floor for comfort in the summer. The double garage has an internal wood store and a separate storage room where the boiler is situated. The central heating system and oven use gas which is fed by a tank located on the site. There is under floor heating in the living room/dining room/kitchen and radiators in the other rooms. There is a main patio area, an area of lawn and a swimming pool which requires tiling.