An exquisite property facing the port side of Scala and set prominently in the heart of Chora, Patmos, is seeking a new owner and is ready to share its story with those who appreciate history, art and the pursuit of fine pleasures.
Artemide is an 18th century home, with an important history, that has been fully restored with great care and sensitivity over a three year period in order to preserve its unique character and original features in line with its special location. Nestled atop the whitewashed hamlet of Chora, a World Heritage Site and main town of the island where Saint John the Theologian is said to have written the Book of Revelations, this is a prized property in all respects. The villa enjoys breathtaking views, from its beautiful terraces and windows, of the 6th century monastery, a sacred Christian destination, and fits in perfectly with its atmospheric surroundings.
Dedicated to retaining as many original features as possible, the architects carried out a total reconstruction of the building while retaining its rare tile flooring featuring, the seals of the Apocalypse (the production of these tiles has been discontinued by decree of the Monastery), wooden beamed ceilings, floorboards, doors, stone masonry, original fireplaces and bread baking oven. On entering Artemide, one will find a total of 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, as well as smart design features such as concealed air conditioning, underfloor heating, Lefroy Brook bathrooms, period light switches and a water recycling system. The colourful decor brings a playful air to this traditional village house while antiques and hand crafted/pained period architraves have been lovingly incorporated into the interior design in order to evoke the wonderful nostalgia of a past era. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the most charming, flower clad, courtyard featuring a 200 year old lemon tree laden with fruit.
Adjoining the main property is a bright, very large, self contained guest house with one bedroom/shower room and enough capacity to be redesigned in to a perfect two bedroom/2 bathroom property. One can enjoy fantastic sea views and the Monastery from the roof terrace. A further and important feature of this large property with guest house is that, whilst the owner is using one of the properties for themselves the other property can be rented out. Therefore, a good investment yielding profit throughout the summer. Both properties join up through a common courtyard or can become completely separate and autonomous with their own outside spaces.
The eclectic beauty and genius versatility of this home, in combination with its magnificent setting, makes it a true jewel in the crown of Patmos and it is sure to appeal to anyone who has a penchant for architectural heritage and contemporary design. Villa Artemide is presented in excellent condition and one can move in immediately.