Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Single Family Homes
Located on a small hilltop just off the central road between Corfu Town and the island’s Golf Club, Amethyst is a sleek, elegant property with expansive views of the Corfiot countryside.
The villa displays an eye-catching, modern architectural style, and comes complete with the services needed to experience the luxury island lifestyle. Every detail of this stunning property has been meticulously thought out, resulting in a true destination playground perfect for both adults and children.
Amethyst is built over two floors, providing easy access for all. On the ground floor is a spacious living area, complimented by a stylish dining room and kitchen with two double ovens. The villa has 5 chic bedrooms all of which are large and spacious - a master bedroom and two double bedrooms are on the ground floor with another two bedrooms on the basement level. The master bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom with twin showers, a dressing room and private balcony with views beautiful countryside views. The two basement bedrooms open up into the gardens, meaning they have their own independent access from outside whilst flat floors and wide door openings make them suitable for wheelchair access. The basement also has a closed double garage and storage.
Sitting in the most northwesterly corner of Greece, Corfu is an elegant and cosmopolitan island, wearing the mantle of its colourful Venetian history with style.‘Somewhere between Calabria and Corfu the blue really begins...you are aware of a change in the heart of things: aware of the horizon beginning to stain at the rim of the world: aware of islands coming out of the darkness to meet you’. So begins Lawrence Durrell’s 1945 ode to Corfu, Prospero’s Cell. Even today, visitors to the island often arrive by sea, approaching from Italy in the west, of the Greek mainland in the east. Emerging in the early morning sunshine, the pastel-hued houses above Corfu Town’s old port are a jumble of slim tiers with narrow passages running between them, made brilliant with washing hung out to dry from every balcony like festive bunting. The tall Venetian mansions display ancient coats of coloured paint, blurred by successive winters and giving visitors to the town the feeling of stepping into a watercolour painting.The town is centred on a wide tree-lined esplanade called the Spianada, whose French arcades echo the Rue de Rivoli. A drop of Britishness is to be found on the noble sweep of this square, which is transformed into a cricket pitch throughout the summer - the world’s only working sports field within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Meanwhile, the Corfiot countryside boasts an elegiac greenery, unrivalled across Greece and contrasting remarkably with the solemn barrenness of the Aegean. Bathed in brilliant white sunlight throughout the summer months, the winter rains ensure a sublime frondescence across the island, with the inland valleys thickly carpeted with wild flowers, studded with gnarled olive trees and dense groves of stiffly swaying cypresses. The sophisticated north-east is known as Kensington-on- Sea, and is the site of the Rothschild family’s imposing summer villa. It is here that the luxury villa lifestyle comes into its own, with the hillsides sprinkled with secluded, high-end properties boasting private infinity pools and awe-inspiring sea views, with the snowcapped Albanian-Epirote mountains rising mysteriously in the east.