Posted on October 23, 2015 by Trace

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Costis Psychas was diving off the coast of Therassia,  an islet in Greece’s Aegean Sea,  when he first spotted his future dream home.

Nestled in a cove at the base of a ruddy cliff, the building had been abandoned for decades and was not much more than a pile of rubble. “I almost didn’t see it at first because it was built of red volcanic stones collected from the mountain, so it blends into its environment,” he says. What’s more, much of the structure was under water. “Which,” says this passionate sailor, “is what makes it so special.
The low tables in the living area are family heirlooms that were originally used for making flatbread; the wool pillows and cotton rugs were handwoven in Greece, and the handmade floors are a mix of white cement and sand.

The façade of the circa-1860 house, a former warehouse for a pumice mine, is constructed of volcanic rock gathered on the property.

Psychas’s golden retriever, Gandhi, outside the house; the wood doors were custom made by local carpenters.

A sundeck overlooking the Aegean Sea at Costis Psychas’s home on the Greek island of Therassia; the ladder leads to a circular room above.

Santorini, the picturesque Island with its whitewashed homes, blue domes, and painterly sunsets.

Top two photos are from the families five-star hotel
Perivolas Hotel Oia, Santorini
Stunning images | website
 here:  Perivolas.

All other photos & story : © Elle Decor
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Greek Interior Design – Costis Psychas – ELLE DECOR

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  1. David and Hazel Robertson August 12, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    WOW what a wonderful home, have dreamed of having a home just a little like the one you have designed.
    Hazel and I will be visiting Greece again next year, would dearly love to visit your home if at all possible.
    Hazel is Greek, we live in Australia.

    Kindest Regards

    David Robertson

    • Trace October 18, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      Glad these images have inspired you David. The designing credit has to go to Costis Psychas, we are sharing his story. We would recommend a look at Perivola’s if you are visiting Greece. Good luck with your travels David and Hazel!

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