PHOTO: Yiorgos Kaplanidis Styling: Ioanna Alexatou
When walking through the garden, you feel uplifted like being in the countryside. The house evolves on a single level with the living spaces opening to the front garden ensuring, at the same time, privacy for the bedrooms and the kitchen, facing a backyard with a seductive lotus tree.
An aesthetic mix of design pieces, vintage items and antiques, together with travel mementos and findings characterize the decoration, while paintings by notable Greek artists like Fassianos and Sikeliotis stand next to art by Marnie Weber and photographs by Yiorgos Kordakis. A natural palette scheme of off whites, beiges and greys, with flashes of green and nude pinks, are paired with raw wood, cast metal, soft leather, cotton and cashmere.
Home life flows with the course of the day. Mornings are beautiful for prolonged breakfasts, which in the warm months are served in the backyard. The kitchen plays a leading role in the house, filled with natural light, offering direct access both to the dining room and the open-air table in view of the pool and the garden. In the afternoons, the living room, featuring a big Minotti sofa strategically facing the front garden as in a frame of rejuvenating green – paired with two vintage Baxter leather armchairs and a CC-Tapis rug – is the place for relaxation and casual gatherings.
A second living room draws the attention, striking in style with a classic De Padova sofa dressed in exotic textile. A huge
library full of art and design books, classic literature and novels extends openly to a second level, where a secret room, still unfinished, awaits to take its role.
“Our house is our home; it evolves and grows with us. It has to be comfortable and functional, a shelter and a place to share with family and friends”.