The word ‘unique’ can be over-used however there is, in this case, no more appropriate way to describe To Throni. Maria, the owner, is an extremely talented interior designer having overseen many of the most strikingly beautiful house interiors found on the island. Her private passion for the last two years, Maria has now used her exquisite taste and enviable eye for detail to magnificent effect in dreaming up this sophisticated and stylish property.
All around To Throni, plenty of quirky individual touches delight the eye. Cleverly planned and with more than a passing nod to the Bauhaus architectural style of the early twentieth century, the open plan living accommodation is a classic example of understated elegance. Restful shades of taupe and muted grey complement substantial wooden rafters; highly polished, cement floors create a cool, calm oasis and comfortable sofas harmonise perfectly with the smart dining and kitchen area. Three individual sets of patio doors looking onto the pool terrace allow light to flood in and further enhance the relaxing, peaceful environment.
No less chic than the living area, the ground floor twin bedroom incorporates a tasteful en suite shower room and opens directly to the pool terrace. At the top of the deconstructed staircase, the charming double bedroom is also en suite with a private balcony and vaulted wooden ceiling helping to keep the room fresh and cool.
Prominently positioned to take full advantage of the eye-catching scenery, the private pool features a whimsical reclining statue at one end and an impressive, centuries-old olive tree at the other. As we go to press, Maria is hard at work designing the outdoor furniture which is sure to further demonstrate the taste and immense imaginative flair already on show.
Dating back to Venetian times, the hamlet of Tselendata enjoys an idyllic setting perched on a lush hillside just 2km above Fiscardo with rows of olive trees tumbling down to the cobalt sea and dazzling views across the narrow channel to Ithaca. An unmade track leads down to Foki Beach (300m) where there is a simple taverna with an adjacent olive grove providing lots of natural shade and do seek out the beaches of St Jerusalem plus the small but very beautiful Alaties which are both 5km.
Encircled by pastel-coloured façades housing lively open air restaurants, bars and coffee shops, Fiscardo’s bustling port attracts an affluent, international yachting community in contrast to laid back Maganos (3.5km) which is a sleepy, quintessentially Greek village with two local tavernas and mini-markets.
Ground Floor: Open plan living/dining area (TV, DVD, CD, A/C) with doors to pool terrace. Kitchen (microwave, washing machine). Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and doors to patio.
First Floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom and balcony.
Outside: Sun terrace. Private parking.
Private swimming pool (6m x 4m).