DREAM HOME OFF THE COAST OF SANTORINI
Posted on October 23, 2015
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OFF THE COAST
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.
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