On the very highest spot of the Caldera rim, on Malteza square in Imerovigli, stands this patrician mansion from the mid 19th century, the Malteza House.
The village of Imerovigli, perched more than 300 metres above the Aegean Sea and overlooking the Cyclades, is widely recognized as the most exclusive location on Santorini with its spectacular Caldera view houses and a favourite among seasoned travellers.
Imerovigli is sheltered from the bustling crowds elsewhere on the island and captures the essence of what Santorini is all about – serenity, tranquillity and surreal panoramic Caldera and sunset views.
This villa offering the ultimate luxury accommodation in Imerovigli, has been meticulously refurbished by its architect owner to create a minimalist and contemporary private home whilst maintaining the elements and spirit of its original Cycladic architecture.
The house is characterized by the soft and changing Aegean light pouring in through its numerous French doors and large bay windows creating an ethereal atmosphere throughout. The openings form a spatial and visual connectivity between the villa’s inside and outside allowing sea views from almost all rooms.
The materials, furnishings and appliances of this luxury property have been carefully chosen and designed. The decoration relies on subtle differences in natural texture – sand stone, blond oak, woven sisal and white linen.
The core of the villa is composed by the spacious and stylish living and dining room area. The living room with its imposing cross-vaulted ceiling has been furnished in a sleek and modern manner in order to create absolute comfort whereas the focus of the dining room is the unique and seemingly endless oak table equally suited to dining, leisure and work.
To the en-suite double bedroom on the upper floor leads a sculptural wooden staircase. This bedroom has a private balcony with stunning views of the Aegean Sea and the Cyclades, connecting the suite with the outdoor terraces.
On the ground floor there is a second double bedroom also with sea view and separate bathroom. The twin bedroom is located in the wing of the house and also has its own bathroom.
The luxury bathrooms display linear forms and purity of material incorporating exclusive fittings and fixtures.
The modern kitchen combines clean lines with maximum functionality. It has views both to the garden and the sea and is connected to the airy and welcoming breakfast lounge with direct access to the property’s private courtyard.
The south facing courtyard is an oasis in its own right with olive trees and bougainvilleas encircling the private swimming pool. This space provides ample opportunities for both entertaining by the generous and sun-sheltered garden table as well as relaxing by the inviting swimming pool.
From the courtyard, stone steps lead to the property’s roof terraces offering unparalleled panoramic views of Santorini and the surrounding archipelago of the Cyclades. At sunset, the views from the terrace lounge areas provide an ideal setting for the aperitivo hour - before hitting the local night scene.
Malteza House offers supreme and private accommodation in Imerovigli, one of the most exclusive locations in Greece.