The residence is located in Ippokrateios Politeia, a northern suburb of the Greek capital at the foot of mount Parnitha. This pine clad area is situated at the edge of the protected National Park of Parnitha. The southeast exposure of the area offers magnificent panoramic views of the Euboean Gulf, the historic plain of Marathon and mount Parnitha. The build-up area has strict building codes regarding the protection of the residential environment; large plots with pine trees and detached houses and wide streets with minimum traffic. Also, there is a pond nearby with its own ecosystem of fish, ducks, swans and visiting deers from the nearby forests of mount Parnitha.
The residence is built on a plot of 3,440 square meters (37,028 sq.ft) and it occupies a whole block. Therefore, there are no adjoining residences. Due to its higher position it offers an open panoramic view that it is not blocked by the neighboring properties. The plot inclines gently towards the open view and is surrounded by a stone wall. Various trees and ornamental plants fill its open areas.
The three-level residence covers an area of 845 square meters (9,095 sq.ft). It includes two structures: the main residence and a separate guest house. The residence follows a right angle arrangement. This way all of its rooms are of southeast exposure with excellent views. All spaces are developed around the verandahs and the large outdoor swimming pool in the garden. The living-rooms and the dining-room have pitched roofs. The ceiling height ranges from 3.5 to 5 meters (12 to 16.5 ft). The kitchen area includes a large space for everyday meals and a sitting-room; both have access to the verandahs and the swimming pool.
On the first floor the master bedroom also has a pitched roof. The ceiling height ranges from 4 to 6 meters (13 to 19.7 ft). Therefore, a second open level (loft) is available above the sleeping area suitable for a study or a dressing room.
The basement offers a large playroom next to the indoor swimming pool area, which has teak deck with white joints.
This area has one side open to a verandah with a view to mount Parnitha. It includes one changing-room, two bathrooms, special lighting and infrastructure for a sauna installation.
The garage can accomodate up to 5 cars and an additional 10 cars. on the front lane. The private apartment includes one sitting-room, kitchen and one bathroom. The guest house is completely autonomous with its own entrance and verandahs. It has two levels, which include a sitting-room, kitchen area, WC and one master bedroom.
Reception area with staircase, lift and wardrobe: 30 square meters (322 sq.ft)
Two living-rooms and dining-room: 17 square meters (1,259 sq.ft)
Guest room: 5 square meters (161 sq.ft)
Study: 12 square meters (129 sq.ft)
Kitchen with sitting-room: 40 square meters (430 sq.ft)
Detached Guest House: 60 square meters (645 sq.ft)
Master bedroom in an open two-level space
Verandah: 200 square meters (2,152 sq.ft)
Swimming pool 6.25 x 16 (20.5 x 52.5 ft): 100 square meters (1,076 sq.ft)
Master Bedroom: 50 square meters (538 sq.ft) with ceiling height from 4.5 to 6 meters (14.8 to 19.7 ft) and a second open level (loft) suitable for study or dressing room expansion
Bedroom with second open level (loft: 20 square meters (215 sq.ft)
Second bedroom: 13 square meters (140 sq.ft).
Playroom: 130 square meters (1,400 sq.ft) with indoor swimming pool 4 x 11 meters (13 x 36 ft)
Change-room with bathroom
5 parking spots garage
2 store-rooms: 55 square meters (592 sq.ft)
Apartment: 30 square meters (323 sq.ft) Includes sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom.
Swimming pool mechanical equipment
Petroleum power generator
Dehumidifier system of the closed swimming pool area
Naxos, the largest island of the Cyclades, is renowned for its beauty, history and the crystal blue waters of Plaka. Situated in the municipal community of Vivlos (Tripodes), a small traditional Cycladic village with a folk museum, traditional windmills and a beautiful Church. Vivlos is only 1,000 meters away (0.6 miles), a mere 5 minute drive. The village has a pharmacy, a rural medical private practice, a bakery, and a supermarket. Not far from the property is a small chapel dedicated to Aghia Paraskevi. Aghia Paraskevi is celebrated on July 26th with a special liturgy.
The residence is situated on a flat 4,500 sq. meter (48,450 sq. ft.) featuring unobstructed views of the sea. High stone walls surround the estate, which blends perfectly with the Cycladic landscape. The grounds of the property are planted with the blessed olive tree and various fruit trees (lemon trees, orange trees etc.) Also, within the estate there is a small vineyard with red and white grape varieties.
Within the property there is a roofed garage, paths leading to the villa and walkways to the rest of the estate; all laid with karystos stones. The estate also has a private water-well that provides water to the property.
The residence develops in three levels.
GROUND FLOOR LEVEL
The main entrance of the house faces south and thus is protected from the meltemi.
The living-room and the dining-room area is a 50 sq. meter (540 sq. feet) open plan space with unique blue black stone flooring. The hand hewn chestnut logs on the ceiling are a unique custom woodwork by Athos’ monks [who live by the labour of their hands].
There is also a uniquely designed fireplace ready for use.
The living room openings and verandas have unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea and the island of Paros.
The guest bathroom is also on this level.
Four descending steps separate the living room from the kitchen area. A white marble bench is the outstanding centerpiece here and gives the room a more traditional decorative touch.
All kitchen countertops are made of marble.
All kitchen furniture is Italian and imported from Kitchen Plus. The kitchen has a back door for facilitation and a covered terrace in the front with sea views for outdoor entertaining and relaxing.
On the same level, there is a 20 sq. meter (215 sq. feet) bedroom with Italian wardrobes by Kitchen Plus and an ensuite bathroom with grey mosaic tiles and a handcrafted marble basin, a custom work by a renowned sculptor from Tinos island.
FIRST FLOOR LEVEL
A staircase leads to the top floor. A spacious hall with a build-in niche for the traditional icon corner (iconostasis) is the entryway to the 50 sq. meter (540 sq. feet) master bedroom. The master bedroom has a dressing room with Italian wardrobes.
In the dressing room there is an ensuite bathroom with grey mosaic tiles and two differently designed handcrafted marble basins, a custom work by a renowned sculptor from Tinos island.
Another unique feature of the bathroom is the domed roof with its small round skylights. During the day they bring natural soft light into the room and at night they allow the moonlight to pass through.
The master bedroom has also a unique living room. From the master bedroom and its sunny and airy verandas you can enjoy both mountain and sea views.
From the living room a staircase leads to the lower floor. All the electrical facilities, freezers, utility and food storage rooms are here. On this level there is also the boiler room with all its mechanical equipment and associated electrical equipment and water heater.
Two housekeepers quarters, each with two built-in single beds, plenty of storage space and a bathroom.
The residence has two independent guest houses on the ground floor with direct access to the garden. Both guest houses are attached to the main residence, but as separate structures provide privacy and independence. Each of the 25 sq. meter (270 sq. feet) guest house has a build-in double bed, refrigerator, TV set and an ensuite bathroom with red mosaic tiles.
On the south side of the residence, there is a 100 sq. meter (1076 sq. feet) independent guest house with its own entrance and patio paved with karystos stones.
The guest house has a kitchen, a sitting-room, a dining-room, and a bedroom with a built-in king-size bed, many wardrobes and a bathroom. This guest house communicates with the rest of the residence through the living room staircase.
The water autonomy provided by the estate’s water-well and the 45 cubic litre tank makes it a privileged place in the Cyclades. A sewage disposal system with three biological septic tanks is installed in the estate.
Thanks to its central heating, the residence can be visited throughout the year. The boiler provides hot water during the winter months, while in the summer a solar water heater provides hot water to the house. All traditional window wooden frames are made by EXPA, a company which specializes in wooden frames and has years of experience in catering for the particular needs of buildings in the Cyclades.