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An Aegean Idyll on a Greek Island

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An Aegean Idyll on a Greek Island

May 22, 2014

On an obscure island in Greece, an interior designer creates a calm, cool oasis with whitewashed interiors and minimal furnishings.

Located on the island of Tinos in the Cyclades (more famous nearby islands include Mykonos), the villa, which consists of two houses connected by a second-story veranda, was overhauled by Zege Architects for interior designer Marilyn Katsaris. For those in search of a vacation, the villa is for rent; go to Homes Away.

First spotted on Yatzer; photography by Yiorgos Kordakis.

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Above: The traditional whitewashed exterior.

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Above: Inside, the wide wood floors are bleached white.

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Above: Minimalist decor keeps the interiors airy and uncluttered.

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Above: A ceiling painted blue adds a soft wash of color to an otherwise neutral room.

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Above: In the kitchen, pistachio-green appliances from Smeg introduce a dash of color.

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Above: A collection of 1930s mirrors provides the only wall decor in the spare dining room.

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Above: Simple, cream colored dishware, in keeping with the pared-down palette.

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Above: An arched niche serves as a sleeping platform.

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Above: In another bedroom, a trapdoor leads to the downstairs living area.

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Above L: A pale blue bath. Above R: A rustic path runs between the two connected properties.

Like the whitewashed wood floors at this Grecian idyll? See more images of Wood Floors in our Gallery of Rooms and Spaces. Want to whitewash your walls? See DIY: Whitewashed Greek Walls on Gardenista.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 16, 2012 as part of our A La Plage issue.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the article about?

The article is about an idyllic retreat on a Greek island that has been renovated in the Aegean style.

Who renovated the property?

The property was renovated by architects Katerina Tsigarida and Dimitris Theodoropoulos.

What kind of changes did the architects make to the property?

The architects made several changes to the property, including adding a pool, renovating the outdoor spaces, and creating more intimate living areas indoors.

What is the design aesthetic of the property?

The design aesthetic of the property is Aegean, with a focus on simple, clean lines and natural materials.

What are some of the unique features of the property?

Some of the unique features of the property include an outdoor kitchen, a stone amphitheater, and a secret garden.

What kind of activities can guests do on the property?

Guests can enjoy the pool, relax in the outdoor spaces, or explore the nearby beaches and village.

How can I rent the property?

The property is available for rent through the website of the agency managing the property.

What is the price range for renting the property?

The price range for renting the property varies depending on the season and length of stay. It can range from about $6,000 to $18,000 per week.

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