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Villa Kerylos

by habituallychic

03 . 07 . 11
I ran across photos of Villa Kerylos a while back but just recently took the time to research this interesting place.  Villa Kerylos is located on the French Riviera but is a recreation of an ancient Greek villa.  It was created by scholar Theodore Reinach who had a passion for Greece and his architect Emmanuel Pontremoli. It’s not a complete imitation of the past but more of an homage that was finally completed in 1908.  It’s open to the public now for tours and even wedding receptions.  I don’t think I’d mind getting married at a place with that magnificent view.  How about you?

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  1. Tabitha March 7, 2011 | 4:54 pm

    It’s an amazing place, we hired it our for a family party, it’s in the most picturesque setting and so much love has gone into the interior.

  2. About House on the Hill March 7, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    sheesh! All that tile work and gorgeous views … sign me up immediately!

  3. Linda March 7, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    I visited it a few years ago and I agree, you can’t beat the setting. I found it a little stark though. The owner had a fixation on Roman living and had recling couches for dining. It was spectacular just a little cold I thought.

  4. meenal bishnoi March 7, 2011 | 6:03 pm

    What an amazing place…and to think that one could hire it for a private party!!! the mosaic floors are so gorgeous…and what can one say of the view!! thanks for yet another lovely post, Heather!! xx meenal

  5. tdclassicist March 7, 2011 | 6:47 pm

    It is all fabulous, including the furniture, lighting, and both bathtubs!

  6. Melissa March 7, 2011 | 6:47 pm

    This villa is amazing! Thank you so much for the post!

  7. Noor March 7, 2011 | 7:35 pm

    Gorgeous Villa love the View!!

  8. Mosaicology March 7, 2011 | 8:15 pm

    I know of this place and its mosaics. I have heard, though, conflicting remarks regarding the place, but since I have not visited I can only admire it ! I am particularly drawn to the XAIRE inscription on the mosaic floor, which like saying BE JOYFUL which is a Greek salute which at the same time, means have joy.

    Who ever loves mosaics, visit


  9. Acquired Objects March 7, 2011 | 10:31 pm

    That house is amazing but the beds don’t look very comfy. But I guess with views like that you want to stay awake huh?

  10. Joseph the Butler March 7, 2011 | 10:53 pm

    A wonderful home. I can smell the sea from the photos.

  11. Email me at ariel.m.adkins@gmail.com March 7, 2011 | 11:02 pm

    This place is just gorgeous–you can tell they went to great lengths to make it architecturally accurate. And the details! Love the octopus mosaic.

  12. Karina Gentinetta March 7, 2011 | 11:07 pm

    Breathtaking. The architecture is truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

    Karina Gentinetta

  13. quintessence March 8, 2011 | 1:38 am

    I’m supposed to be working so just stopped by for a quickie but wanted to tell you 2 things – firstly your parasol clock is beyond exquisite!! And I went to the Cooper Hewitt today to see the VC&A show – it is mind boggling – on several levels. I am writing part one now! Guess I should turn twitter off but I always feel like I’m missing something!!

  14. Brillante Interiors March 8, 2011 | 4:04 am

    A bit austere for a wedding but beautiful details and the scenery……

  15. amelangeetmoi March 8, 2011 | 9:34 am

    yes i could get used to this especially the bath rooms ! fay xx

  16. LiveLikeYou March 8, 2011 | 3:46 pm

    Now you’ve got me dreaming…

  17. jones March 8, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    Too beautiful for words. Thank you!

  18. Krista Eliason / DesigningLuxury.com March 8, 2011 | 4:35 pm

    Simply breathtaking! I can honestly say that I do not travel enough. I would LOVE to spend time in all of these uniquely beautiful spaces!

  19. Eileen Evans March 8, 2011 | 4:53 pm

    Wow…there is so much detail in this home…really beautiful. Thanks for the post.

  20. An Aesthete's Lament March 8, 2011 | 5:11 pm

    This house is one of history’s finest creations, and seized by the Nazis during the Occupation. Reinach’s son Léon, a composer, and his wife, the former Béatrice de Camondo, and their two young children died at Auschwitz in either 1944 or 1945. After the war, other Reinach descendants lived at the house until it became a museum.

  21. Alice Olive March 8, 2011 | 6:58 pm

    Beautiful – thank you for sharing. The last shot is the best!

  22. Smita March 8, 2011 | 7:56 pm

    Um. WISH!

  23. Tiffanee March 8, 2011 | 10:03 pm

    We love your posts. They always are a great escape for us. Thank you!

  24. Zelda March 9, 2011 | 4:56 am

    It s my pelegrinage place , near my town .