A Greek retreat with a rooftop pool and terrace has hit the market for €6.5 million (US$6.989 million).
Known as Andromeda, the mansion is located in the neighborhood of Vaporia in Ermoupolis, the historic capital of Syros island, about a four-hour car and ferry trip from Athens. It offers just over 5,000 square feet and far-reaching views of the Aegean Sea, according to the listing with Greece Sotheby’s International Realty.
The design breaks free from the white-and-royal blue color scheme Greece is known for, instead featuring a pink facade and teal, amber, lemon and pink interiors. There are also herringbone wood floors and arched glass doorways.
“We fell in love with this very special house, one of the last neoclassical mansions to be built in Greece,” co-owner and author Oana Aristide said in an email. “The island itself looks more Venetian than Cycladic, and its century of glory is rooted in cosmopolitan, modern ambition. We therefore kept the generous spaces and original architectural details but combined it with iconic contemporary design elements. The goal was a fresh 21st century take on old-world elegance.”
Indeed, the home “is all about Old World elegance, where Greek neoclassical and Art Deco accents grace this imposing property,” Despina Laou of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty said in the listing.