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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?
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.
sheesh! All that tile work and gorgeous views … sign me up immediately!
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.
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
It is all fabulous, including the furniture, lighting, and both bathtubs!
This villa is amazing! Thank you so much for the post!
Gorgeous Villa love the View!!
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.
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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?
A wonderful home. I can smell the sea from the photos.
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.
Breathtaking. The architecture is truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
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!!
A bit austere for a wedding but beautiful details and the scenery……
yes i could get used to this especially the bath rooms ! fay xx
Now you’ve got me dreaming…
Too beautiful for words. Thank you!
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!
Wow…there is so much detail in this home…really beautiful. Thanks for the post.
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.
Beautiful – thank you for sharing. The last shot is the best!
We love your posts. They always are a great escape for us. Thank you!
It s my pelegrinage place , near my town .