A peaceful stone house dating from the turn of the 20th century located in the Old Town of Kyparissia in Messinia overlooking Kyparissia bay on the Ionian sea.The owners’ families are rooted in Kyparissia for generations and they are members of an “NGO For Protection and Preservation of the Old Town of Kyparissia”.The location of the old town is where the primal settlement has started 4000 years ago and the oldest writing known to us where the city is mentioned is the Iliad by Homer.
I used the word “peaceful” to describe this home because of a soothing feeling you get when you enter its courtyard and then the inside as you experience entering a sanctuary. Everything has a perfect tint and texture. The hues chosen for the walls and furniture are very subtle yet very distinct and deliberate and the wood panels running on the ceiling as well as the window frames and the doors have a perfect velvet-like finish.At the very entrance a sudden “splash” of cyan blue coming from a pendant glass lamp shade welcomes you and reveals the owner’s love for elegant antique lamps (which you will soon discover in all the spaces) and it draws attention to the wooden panels on the ceiling again…(ah…they are so perfect and so velvet smooth).
The elegant interiors which carry patterns similar to British! romantic designs with a rural 19th century feel complement extremely well the Greek family heirlooms and precious relics.
The views are breathtaking: in some you are taken with nature: the marine horizon and the shade under the aged tall pine tree, in others you travel through time and space as you face the port and the old town with reminiscences of its history rooted way back in the Ancient Greece with its two visually most prominent landmarks: the Byzantine/Frankish castle and the Orthodox Church of Holy Trinity (built on ruins of an ancient temple).The courtyard is gracefully shaded by an old vine and its original stone stairs and walls are uncovered adding some rustic relaxing context to this overall very fine home.As you exit the courtyard you find yourself again on a well preserved cable stone path (one of many which can be accounted for as the accomplished projects of the NGO) leading to the main square of the Old Town.