Stone Built Villa
This beautiful stone built villa is located in the north of Greece in the village of Papingo within the National Park of Pindos, under consideration by UNESCO as a National Heritage Site. The villa is a traditional, under preservation decree for the whole village, stone and slate, two storey property built in 1875. It was bought, restored, kept up and lived in since then.
The villa is made up of an entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, a study and a huge bathroom. Each floor is in an L shape with about 90 sq m each for a total of 180 total living spaces. A large storage room of 15 sq m contains the central heating system and boiler with petrol storage and above this is an open patio reached from the kitchen.
The living room is on the top floor with an arched connection to the large kitchen, thoroughly equipped with modern appliances. There is an original fireplace in each space and original wooden carved and painted ceiling from 1875. Both of the above rooms open to the study and hall which leads to the master bedroom and a stairway to the lower floor and entry into the house.
On the ground floor there are two double bedrooms and a huge bimtsa, an arched room that was the storeroom for wine, meat and provisions and forms the basic structure of the house. This is now a large family bathroom. A door leads to the storage and central heating room situated under the stone veranda with a door that leads to the back of the garden.
The villa is set on a plot of 800 sq m with beautiful gardens, several terraces surrounding the property and a patio, ideal for al fresco dining. From the back of the kitchen a door leads on to this patio planted with grape vine. The plot size is very large for the centre of the village and allows permits for another complete house at the back to be built if one wishes with separate entrance.
It is a unique house in the village with splendid views to both east and west. The front of the house and gardens have open views to the village church tower and the Astraka range that rises a 1,000 m above the village. The back garden opens on to the western hills and has a view to the village of Aristi.
The villa is in a fabulous location and is typical for the architecture of the region. The views of the mountain range and the cliffs are breathtaking and it is for sale now, with an asking price of 480,000 Euro.