Located in the center of Athens, only a few steps away from the Acropolis Museum, Kinglin is one of the exceptional arrivals of high-end apartments to be found in the Greek capital. The property consists of 5 independent apartments organized on 3 different floors. Taking into account its special location, references to the perception of beauty and form, famously encapsulated in the culture of ancient Greece, were considered by Studio Bonarchi as the main elements of the project from the very beginning.
The building, a typical example of Athenian neo-classical architecture characterized by the simplicity of geometric forms, used to house a family of diplomats in the courtyard of the Royal family at the beginning of the 20th century. The doric detailing of the façade was carefully preserved and its presence mirrored in the completely re-constructed interiors. Surfaces of marble in a variety of hues and patterns were meticulously selected to create a dialogue with the glorified volumes of marble gleaming from the Acropolis. Similarly, a color palette consisting of cream, beige, terracotta and dark brown tones derived from Kinglin’s treasured neighbors – the statues and ceramics on display at the museum next door. A selection of custom furniture, Belgian linen sofas and Scandinavian pieces together with the iconic Italian Via bizzuno lights in brass gold create a “scenery” of timeless elegance through a contemporary prism. The main philosophy of the project was conceived in such a way by Vangelis Bonios and his team so as to make the Athenian light stand out as a true element of the essence when passing through the white lacquered windows and the olive-colored traditional shutters.