House in the Peloponnese, Greece
Modern architecture has been the most prevailing trend in the Deco column of La Grèce J’aime but today I will be showing you a traditional house in the Peloponnese, Greece located in the area of Western Mani.
The residency’s signature stone walls have gone through time without losing a bit of their authenticity while their whitewashed inside lends the interior the necessary luminosity and light.
What makes this particular house in the Peloponnese different from houses of the same era and architecture, is the beautiful turquoise colour that’s been used for the wooden door frames. A vivid and restless colour that contrasts the serious and rather heavy character of the stone walls while at the same time bringing balance and a joyful note to the house’s traditional architecture. Turquoise is also used as an accent on the furniture.
The age of the residency can also be seen from architecture elements such as the arches and recesses which are rarely present in modern design but have been kept and used here in the best way. Another beautiful characteristic of the time during which this house in the Peloponnese was built, is the raised bedroom that looks a lot like an ontas. The furniture is traditional yet minimal.
The outside is the perfect spot for relaxing with beautiful scenery surrounding the many different verandas which have been turned into outdoor living rooms.
Every single traditional element has been highlighted after the renovation made by Aiolou Architects whose goal was to keep the house’s traditional mood while offering its residents all necessary modern comforts.