Villa Lefkada is an eco-friendly villa on the beautiful island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea with unique architectural elements that’s embedded in its natural environment.
How would you describe the Farmhouse on a Hill in a nutshell?
Set on a 30-acre property planted with olives, oranges and pomegranates, the Farmhouse on a Hill combines tradition and modern styling for a paired back, simple stay.
What is the story behind the Farmhouse on a Hill, what was your inspiration to create it?
It is the family house of our grandparents and where they used to live and work, with the land providing one of their main sources of income. After a big earthquake and fire on the island, the house was significantly damaged and our grandparents moved to a house in another part of the village.
It stayed that way for a few decades until my sister (who is an architect) and I decided to do something with the property. We wanted a place where people could connect with nature and agriculture, with a slow-living concept and beautiful views of the mountains. It’s a place for people who want to relax, away from the touristy part of Zakynthos.
How would you describe the atmosphere and interior design of the Farmhouse on a Hill?
In redesigning the farmhouse, my sister combined traditional architecture with modern styling. It’s very natural in its use of colours, both inside and out, and it has a cosiness that makes it feel like a home away from home. The building itself is not big or super luxurious - it has a very relaxed atmosphere.
To you personally, what is so special about the Farmhouse on a Hill?
It is different from anything that exists on Zakynthos and the land on which is stands is what makes it special. While we have invested in design and decor, we also wanted to preserve the house as it was due to its importance in our family history.