This gorgeous two-storey manor house is located on the cosmopolitan island
of Spetses, and benefits from a large 647 sqm plot, as well as lashings of charm
and character. This grand yet homely residence is split over two independent
floors (one elevated ground level and one upper level), which are connected
via an external staircase.
The ground floor measures a spacious 198 sqm and consists of two distinct
sections. The first includes a magnificent entrance hall, flanked by two large
bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and a useful storage room, and benefits
from central heating, idea for the cool winter months. The second area area
contains two further bedrooms, another fully-equipped kitchen and a modern
bathroom, and enjoys powerful air-conditioning, perfect for long, hot
summers. A large verandah runs the full length of the ground floor and
overlooks the manor’s mature orchard garden filled with fragrant lemon trees
and jasmine blossoms. An additional 25 sqm studio can be used as a storage
or fitness area.
The upper floor is accessible via an external marble staircase and provides 198
sqm of living space, including a large hallway, five bedrooms, a fully-equipped
kitchen, two bathrooms and a storage room. The upper floor also boasts two
grand balconies to front and rear of the property, giving residents the option of
sunshine or shade depending on the time of day. The front-facing balcony,
which three of the bedrooms share access to, overlooks the turquoise sea and
St Mama beach, with the renowned Poseidonion Grand Hotel visible just across
the bay away. The rear-facing balcony looks out across the coast road and a
quiet corner of St. Mama beach.
This 200 year old manor initially belonged to a prominent naval family who
played an important role in the Greek Wars of Independence. The house was
bought by the grandmother of the current owner in 1897, and has remained a
much-loved part of the family’s legacy for well over a century. Over the last
80-90 years, the property has hosted many Greek celebrities, including Nobel prize winning writer Odysseas Elytis, renowned actress Melina Merkouri and
former Prime Minister Georgios Rallis.
The villa’s prominent position on the Spetses waterfront allows for front-row
seats to the island’s major events, including the annual Spetses Regatta and
historic Armata celebrations.