This cute airy and bright house is located at the centre of the traditional settlement of Agios Prokopios, just a 10-minute drive from Corfu-town. It was probably built at the end of the 18th century and preserves intact all the authentic elements of Corfiot traditional architecture and the interventions that took place over time on it. The ground floor also operated as a village café in the mid-1900s.
The latest restoration (2018-2019) was executed by a renowned restorator of Byzantine churches, with the purpose of preserving all the authentic building elements of the house, but also to display and highlight them. All techniques and materials followed traditional restoration specifications. Thus, the original cypress floors, the floorings, the staircase, the ceilings, the windows, and the doors were preserved and maintained. The external coatings and plaster were replaced where necessary by new ones; yet, this was done according to the old technique (the paint, in powder form and in the shade of light Siena, was placed inside the plaster). In this way, the necessary affixing was achieved, in order to preserve on the largest surface possible the original old plaster with the charming coloured patina of time.
The furnishings, which are all included in the price, have combined old Corfiot and newer furniture of the '60s following the country-chic style. At the same time, the house acquired and integrated all contemporary comforts.
The three-storey house consists of a living room, dining room, and kitchen on the ground floor, where the main bathroom is also located, with storage space underneath the staircase (‘sottoscala’ in the Corfiot dialect). The wooden staircase leads to the first floor, where the two bedrooms are located – one with a double bed and one with a single bed, as well as two wardrobes. Upstairs, there is another small bathroom in nautical style. The small attic (max. height 1.75 m.) is accessed through a staircase and is potentially a place for relaxation, or even sleep – a third bedroom. The small rectangular attic window offers views of the green surroundings.
Building surface (ground floor and first floor): 60 sqm.
Attic surface: 25 sqm.
Yard surface: 14 sqm.
The view from the windows reveals an authentic Corfiot landscape – either the architectural part of the Agios Prokopios village to the West, or the age-old olive trees with multiple cypresses between them, along with a typical Corfiot mansion to the South. The small, but green yard on the west main side of the house, create a cosy private space. The location of the house and the settlement, which is only 6 km from the airport and 8 km from the city of Corfu, favour excellent walks on green paths and country roads, which connect Agios Prokopios with the beautiful neighbouring villages. The drive from the main road up to the village is a really fascinating touch with Corfiot evergreen nature.
Access to the famous beaches of the island’s Central West coast (Glyfada, Kontoyalòs, Myrtiotissa, Yaliskari, etc.) is achieved via cute, traditional settlements but also green paths, full of olive groves and cypresses. The nearest coast, Agios Gordios, is only a ten-minute drive, and the panoramic view, as well as the long sandy beach with an emerald sea, are equally unique.
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