Located in the centre of the medieval old town of Rhodes, this historic town house interior was restored to uncover the original historic features of the property and celebrate its authentic character.
It was built in the 12th – 13th century and is located directly opposite the ancient Byzantine ruins on Pythagora str. The architecture of the building is a mix of a Hellenistic, Byzantine, Medieval and Ottoman style.
The house was significantly altered during the Ottoman occupation of the island with all its medieval features covered up. The original stone walls were plastered and all the internal arched medieval windows and stone archways were blocked and infilled.
The inspiration behind this project was to uncover and celebrate as much as possible the original features of this historic house. The original timber beamed ceilings were repaired and painted white, the authentic stone walls and archways were exposed, cleaned and repointed. Original features such as the stone fire places, decorative woodwork and arched openings were uncovered and reinstated.
The original medieval archway defines the entrance to the property, through a beautiful stone paved courtyard with an external stone staircase leading to the first floor town house.
The interior design was sympathetic to the age of the building and the new furniture and fittings were carefully selected to highlight the medieval style of the property.
Civil Engineer/Site supervision: Adamantios Diamantis
Images © Gallery Photography Rhodes, Ioanna Chatzidiakou