Monday, September 24, 2012

Private Residence in Hydra

Today, we take the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra, the jewel of the Saronic Gulf, an island with a rich maritime tradition and cosmopolitan character, which gathers a large number of visitors thanks to its wonderful architecture and glorious history! 
Main feature of Hydra is that there are no wheeled vehicles and movements are made only with donkeys, something that makes it even more picturesque. 
The town consists a model of architecture and is built in an amphitheatrical way around its close natural harbor. Following the natural terrain, majestic mansions and traditional houses with flower filled gardens and high walls gaze up the harbor and reveal the glorious past of the island's capital. 

So, it' s time to visit one of those wonderful residences, which is built on one of the highest sites on the stunning Greek island and admire its original beauty. This historical building has been transformed to an amazing home maintaining its aristocratic features and adding a lot of simpler design elements that signing the actual development of this remarkable building. Fixtures and furniture have been handcrafted, showcasing workmanship and tradition which add to the property’s overall splendour. The striking original beams have been restored and remain the backbone of the house. Details such as the door handles, which have been handcrafted and so contain irregularities, act to add quirky dimensions that make the house feel unique and special. Carefully chosen pieces, such as the stunning mirror in the hallway, enhance the original features whilst contributing to the home’s overall airy atmosphere. Original arches and windows have been preserved to mesmerize visitors by showcasing the beauty of this historic building. The overall design screams of quality and introduces a sense of complimentary modernity that is both refreshing and authentic.

Images by Michael Koronis Interior Design by Tina Komninou, via Yatzer

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