Lagonissi, South Athens, Greece
Positioned on a beautiful beach in one of Attica's top locations and only a half-hour drive from the center of Athens, this extraordinary villa offers 823 square meters (8,859 sqft) of elegant interiors over one level. Amid approx. 5,000 square meters (53,820 sqft) of lush grounds, the house is elevated for totally unobstructed views of the sea. A stunning lake and dramatic driveway dominate the entrance to the estate and set the tone for grandeur. Within, an oversized living room with high ceilings provides the heart of the home between two wings that give the residence the form of the Greek letter Pi.
Fun fact: The house was built by Aristotelis Onassis, which he then gifted to his sister. Later, the home was demolished and rebuilt from scratch.
The family wing compromises a master bedroom suite and two additional bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, while the guest wing offers a VIP bedroom suite and three extra bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, plus a large recreation room. Every major room and bedroom in the house opens onto a divinely modern swimming pool and patio area designed in natural earthy-grey tones.
Brimming with luxe features, this contemporary masterpiece offers a gym with a hamam and two bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and Poliform Varenna minimalist furniture, a chapel, a fully equipped barbecue, an alfresco dining area with a marble bench seating, and a separate staff house with two bedrooms. The residence also benefits from solid wood flooring and extensive use of marble and granite throughout.
State-of-the-art underfloor heating and central air-conditioning ensure the perfect temperature while a full Instabus installation offers control of electronics.
Permits are no longer available for houses of this size so close to the sea, and this is the only recently built residence in its location that offers completely new foundations conforming to the latest anti-seismic code.