Luxurious interiors of the famous Greek-style villa Kerylos built at the beginning of the 20th century on the French Riviera.

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Villa Grecque Kérylos

Côte d'Azur

This magnificent dwelling is a reproduction of a 1st-century Athenian villa, complete with baths, stunning mosaic floors and furniture such as dining recliners. It was designed by scholar-archaeologist Théodore Reinach in 1902, at a time when the must-have for well-to-do socialites was an eccentric house on the Côte d’Azur.

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