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Messinezis, the owner of the long-standing, quality furniture and decor import company Ivy Home Collection, and his wife fell in love with a particular plot of land on the edge of the seventeenth-century village of Berdemiaros. The atmospheric views of the landscape and the solid blue Aegean Sea beyond this sacred spot left them speechless. In 2004, Messinezis and Dikeakou acquired the 3,660-square-foot plot and commissioned local architect Nikos Balis to build their home. Deeply inspired by their travels to the Cycladic islands, the homeowners achieved a 1,290-square-foot gem that Messinezis describes as “warm and traditional, yet with a modern twist.