Private Residence, Kastelorizo Island
This lovely villa is located on the island of Kastelorizo, Dodecanese. It was originally built in the 1800s within the alleyways of the harbour with the rear of the building looking towards the overbearing mountain above.
Like so many houses on the island it was left to deteriorate and the owners, both architects, decided in 2009 to fully restore the house, adding to it modern conveniences whilst retaining many of the original features. The design whilst modern in approach relates to the elements of the island. As it is predominantly a holiday house, the finishes chosen were to reflect this including polished floors, benches and bathrooms, a simple sweep and the house is clean and ready to go.
The house comprises of two independent residences, each with two storeys and with their own separate entrance. There is a large courtyard accessed by the lower residence with an original sterna (water storage tank), wood fire stove and plenty of storage space.
Residence 1: is on the ground floor, with open plan living, dining, kitchen areas and a WC. On the first floor there are two bedrooms each with a balcony and a spacious colourful bathroom. The courtyard on the ground floor offers privacy to the user and has also an additional feature a traditional and original external oven where one can enjoy tasteful cooked food!
Residence 2: is located on the second floor it comprises a double height space of approximately 7 x 7 m, open plan living, dining, kitchen areas and an impressive blue coloured bathroom. The timber loft which is hung from the inclined timber roof is a dominant feature where the bedroom is situated. Access to this area is by an unusually designed timber staircase. From the small south-west windows surrounding the loft one can have glimpses of the sea, while from the northeast one can see the mountain.
Living/Dining areas and kitchen: 30 m2
WC: 2 m2
Courtyard: 28 m2 (with cistern and external traditional oven)
Bedroom 1: 13.50 m2 with balcony
Bedroom 2: 9 m2 with balcony
Bathroom: 5.50 m2
Living/Dining areas and kitchen: 30 m2 (with balconies)
Bathroom 4.50 m2
Bedroom: 18 m2
(floor areas are approximations)
500 metres from Beach
200 metres from City Centre
Dining Table and Chairs
Patio Table & Chairs