If you are anything like me, you are planning an escape at this time of year. Whether a virtual escape or real one doesn’t really matter, as long as I can gaze in unashamed envy at a few favourite websites and indulge a few fantasies.
Greece has always held a place in my heart. I think the Aegean is possibly the bluest sea I’ve ever seen and the contrast with the white of the traditional buildings never fails to set off a longing for hot sun, beaches and long days just doing nothing.
This white villa is on Santorini and is a converted wine factory from the 15th Century. Restored very sympathetically by its architect owner it consists of four housing units on two levels and is available to rent.
It has high vaulted ceilings with thick masonry walls and the exterior spaces have panoramic vistas of almost the entire island. Some machinery parts and other elements have been kept and are integrated into the space as reminder of the past use of the building.
I think it’s absolutely beautiful and I doubt I’d ever want to leave.
Available at Welcome Beyond.