The Residence of an Artist in Aegina

The Residence of an Artist in Aegina

Price:

1.500.000

The Residence of an Artist in Aegina

Vacation Home

In the elite artists enclave where Greek cultural icons Moralis, Engonopoulos and Kazantzakis once lived, this architectural jewel was the home of an internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor. Built in 1964, the property which is a short 10 minute walk to the port consists of three structures. The main house measures 452m² featuring large rooms for living and entertaining, the artists studio, a semi open atrium facing the sea for the summer months, and many possibilities to convert these spaces into four or five bedrooms. A second building of 133m² has just been converted into an independent home with three bedrooms, three ensuite bathrooms, a living room, a kitchen and an auxiliary room. One more cottage of 54m² at the back of the garden could be used as another independent studio apartment, while the adjacent storage area of 30m² could be turned into a gym facing the garden. A swimming pool may be built in the area between the three structures. The grounds of 2745m² are abundant with flowers and mature trees, while rare stones collected and crafted by the artist serve as garden sculptures. Beautiful sunset views from the terrace (the property looks towards the west) create a magical setting, in which spirited conversations between members of the intellectual elite took place. There are photos showing the Nobel winning poet Odysseus Elitis chatting with the painter Moralis on this terrace. Directly in front of the villa a small path with steps leads to the sea, allowing easy access for swimming. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a property which has played an important role in Greece's artistic history.

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