Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Single Family Homes
An elegant and unique 4 double bedroom private home of 200 sqm with an additional building plot, set on the highly sought after, northwestern corner of Corfu.
Affording magnificent views of the sea, local islands and sunsets, Oleandra is an exceptional villa. There are no other private homes on the island offering the combination of 4 double en-suite bedrooms and unsurpassed privacy, all together with an exceptional view.
The property is widely considered to be one of the finest homes on the entire western coast of Corfu and it is therefore not surprising to discover that it has hosted a number of high profile guests from the film, television and music industries since its construction in 2010. The villa is a 3 minute drive from the village of Arillas, a location has the added benefit of warm winter temperatures and generally drier air. Arillas Beach boasts fine golden sand and warm shallow waters, whilst the coastline is excellent for snorkelling and boating and on land there are numerous walking opportunities along the dramatic coastline. Arillas has a number of excellent family-run tavernas, fine dining restaurants, cafés, wine bars, supermarkets and bakeries, most within walking distance of the property.
The full estate measures over 5000 sqm in total and includes mature grounds of olive groves, cypresses, pine forests and manicured gardens. The land is a total of 2334 sqm which includes the house, swimming pool and there is also off-road private parking for several cars. The house reveals 4 double bedrooms and 4 en-suite bathrooms, accommodation 10 in total. Meanwhile the large swimming pool comes with an E Clear Oxygen filter system.
Included in the price is the neighbouring plot of land measuring 2748sqm and builds up to 200sqm plus swimming pool.
Oleadra is located approximately 45 minutes by car from Corfu International Airport, 40 minutes from Corfu’s championship 18-hole gold course and 35-40 minutes from the grand Gouvia Marina.
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.