Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A real stone house!


I really could live in a house like this.  All that wonderful, wonderful stone!

And that roof and the fireplaces - oh, my!


The house is designd by:

“Dimitri Philippitzis and Associates” is a full service, highly personalized architectural firm, established in Volos - Greece in 1985. Since then, our office has been responsible for a number of design and construction projects.

The office also collaborates with a number of free lance professionals who expertise is called upon, according to each particular project. The construction teams consist of varied skilled workers and artisans who have worked with us on a variety of projects from civic buildings to country residences.

Dimitri Philippitzis was born in Volos, Greece in 1956. He studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.) from 1974-1980 and fulfilled his Master’s Degree of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Toronto in 1982.

From 1985 to 1995 was a founding member of “Synthesis Ltd.”, a company focusing on public buildings and civil construction in which he attained numerous merits and awards whilst many of the team’s projects were realized.

Since 1985 he has been running an architectural office in Volos specializing in private buildings. His work has been exhibited in architectural magazines and exhibitions.
Since the year 2000 he has been teaching “Constructions” and “Elective Design Studio” at the Architect School of Volos University.

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8 comments :

  1. Absolutely beautiful house with magnificent views.
    But boy would you go through a lot of firewood. Your hubby would never get any rest. :-)

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    1. LOL! He could always shorten those stairs! :o)

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  2. As a Californian, I can tell you that stone houses don't do well in earthquake country. New Jersey might be ok, though!

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    1. 'Hope you are not in the area where all those swarms are, CW! We get minor ones here in Joisey along the Ramapo Fault.

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  3. Interesting house, I don't care for the bars on the windows. I like stone and wood.

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    1. Thought that was strange too because there are none on the bottom windows and doors. In the beginning I had just assumed they were individual leaded panes of glass like is used with stained glass. Be interesting to know why he did that! :o)

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  4. There are shutters on all the windows without bars, and the doors are solid, so breaking in must be a concern. Still, I would not have bars on the windows.

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    1. You're right, Brig! There is very strict gun control in Greece. No handguns allowed only - a shotgun with limited ammo.

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