A historic townhouse in the conservation area of Skopelos town, beautifully renovated by the architect owner. It’s located about a third of the way up (a 3-5 minute walk) above the yacht harbor. While the traditional aesthetic was retained, along with the ornate wrought ironwork, wooden floors, chandeliers, sash windows, and shutters, there is a contemporary feel to the elegant interiors.
The main entrance is on a quiet cobbled pedestrian street, with an outside sitting area designed to encourage neighborly interactions, of which there are plenty! Ornate doors lead into the middle level of the house, with a classic contemporary kitchen overlooking the street on one side, with a second bedroom on the other. This has a queen-sized bed, with deep storage drawers, facing a window to a balcony and a lush garden beyond. There’s a traditional fireplace, windowseat, and wardrobe. The ensuite bathroom has a Hans Grohe shower, Duravit basin, toilet, and a floor of pale green glass mosaics, and opens onto the balcony.
From the entrance, stairs lead down to a large, cool main bedroom with exposed stonework and very high ceilings. The open-plan bathroom has a walk-in stone shower with Hans Grohe fittings, a large Duravit basin, and a steel Bette bath with mirror mosaic splashback and a separate toilet. There’s a queen-sized bed with storage drawers, a wardrobe, and a double-door exit to the side street.
Back at the entrance level, original timber stairs lead to the top floor, entirely taken up by a light and airy living room with a high open-beamed timber ceiling, hung with an antique chandelier. The original chestnut windows on three sides give magnificent views of the town, the old harbor, and the ocean. Furnishings are easy and stylish with a couch, a big ottoman, a workspace with mesmerizing views, and a brand new aircon, although with the cross ventilation, this is rarely necessary.
The sea-facing balcony is the perfect spot to watch that magnificent Greek sunrise and enjoy your first cappuccino of the day, or lounge with a glass of chilled wine watching the pleasure boats return home after a day’s sailing the Aegean.