Plaka - neo-classical houses huddled under the Acropolis now command a top price in Athens, a city that is full of cheaply built high-rise devoid of architectural merit. Greece

Plaka - neo-classical houses huddled under the Acropolis now command a top price in Athens, a city that is full of cheaply built high-rise devoid of architectural merit.

20th century traditional style House in the historic centre 'Plaka' area of Athens, Greece - with acroterion in sienna colour

century traditional style House in the historic centre 'Plaka' area of Athens, Greece - with acroterion in sienna colour

The 2nd century BC Stoa of Attalos was restored to its original form in the 1950's and now houses the museum of the Agora. (Walking Athens, Route 03 - Psiri / Monastiraki)

The century BC Stoa of Attalos was restored to its original form in the and now houses the museum of the Agora.

Neoclassical house in Plaka, Athens

Neoclassical house in Plaka, Athens

A stairway of white oak, oiled to impart a matte finish, leads into the apartment. The residents left the design decisions up to K-Studio, only requesting that the house have a "contemporary and calm" feeling.

"Our contextual approach to individual projects seeks to produce unique architectural experiences," says architect Konstantinos Karampata.

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