A Stone Home in Greece
I just returned from a glorious 5 week visit to Lesvos, Greece. I have so much to share about this charming Island so be prepared – my blogs on Lesvos will be popping up for a while.
After 24 hours of travel I am back home in Toronto, a city I love very much, but a part of my heart stayed behind. I fell in love (maybe a little obsessed) with an old stone house in a small village called Kapi. I had my eye on this gem since my last visit in 2011 and I am even more obsessed with the thought of owning this home.
Unfortunately the photos I was able to take do not show the complete picture. The home is hidden behind a high stone wall, and a court yard that has completely overgrown; however, there is a beautiful fully mature pomegranate tree, a fig tree and a plum tree.
For most this would be a daunting project. The stone walls which are about three feet thick along with a new clay roof are all that is remaining. The old roof fell in and took out the entire 2nd floor which is all still piled high on the main floor. Perfect clean slate to do whatever I can dream up!
First step is the clean-up, then re-point all of the stone both inside and out (I have an estimate for that). The process normally is to plaster the interior walls, but for me, I simply want to clean the stone and then seal them leaving the stone exposed on the interior. Try explaining this to the people that live there, they’re all very confused by this and frankly think that I’m this crazy foreigner.
I’m going to leave you imagining yourself sitting under the shade of the fig tree listening to the sound of the little fountain just next to the stone oven in the outdoor kitchen!