Positioned within the village for strength and defense, this lovingly restored Tower House stands proud and majestic within the village of Kastania...almost by itself guarding the entry path into the Taygetos Mountains and the riches that lay beyond..
This property comes right out of a fairy tale, feeling almost like a castle as you approach from the pass below. The Tower can be accessed by car and does have the rare luxury of secure parking space in a Mani village within the walled garden. As you pass through the large garden gate, you enter the main courtyard and garden area of the Tower House. To your right stands a small restored buidling, which can be used as separate guest sleeping area, office space or studio. Entry into the main building is through the lower impressive doorway or higher up the stone stairway to either kitchen/dining area or main lounge. The architect has given a lot of thought into how this property can be restored into a comfortable living space and how it will be used by the new owners. Plenty of outside seating and living area is positioned around the property, using original stone and features to create these spaces. Throughout the Tower, you are greeted by historical artifacts and features, all blended beautifully with the modern living areas.
A modern, very well designed kitchen and dining area sits at the upper balcony level of the Tower and provides for outside dining in the summer and a cosy, warm place to retire to in the winter period. At this level we access the main lounge area, beautifully decorated and designed thoughout. Allowing in the light and the views from outside has been a key design feature embraced by the architect in this property and this is very evident in this lounge, feeling bright and airy, this is a very atmospheric place in which to live.
The very real design skill and atmosphere of the Tower though comes through in the two lower levels where double bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms have been thoughfully created from the heart of the building. Somehow retaining almost all of the architectural features found in the Tower Houses of the Mani yet creating a modern living space which is comfortable to walk around and live in. Two very sleek modern bathrooms sit off both double bedrooms and also somehow allowing in the outside light, giving them a very pleasant open and clean feel. Both bedrooms have direct access to outside spaces and the beauty of this region of the Mani.
Provision is made in the garden area for an infinity style pool, peaking over the anceint stone wall and down the valley to the coast. Utility room and other external storage is available around the Tower. Heating and Cooling provided by modern airsource heat pump system and air conditioning units.
Offered fully furnished, your new home will look as seen in the photographs and video footage of the property... a truly special place in which to live.
As Greekscape we are not offering guided tours of this recent offering from this architect, we are offering viewings to people honestly interested in buying this property and the opportunity to live in a very special building... so please only ask to view if you have the funds, and the desire to live in this 'fairy tale' of a castle....