San Stefano Estate , Corfu
+ Project Description
In 2009 we took on the task of restoring Corfu’s historic San Stefano Estate to its former glory. Once known as the go-to destination of the rich and famous, with stars such as Vivienne Leigh and Lawrence Olivier honeymooning there, in recent years the legendary property had fallen into disrepair.
Determined to see the San Stefano Estate thrive again, we developed a strategic plan for the renovation of the entire estate and not just the restoration of the villa. The estate was reinstated on Corfu’s cultural map over the course of several years under our caring eyes.
A sensitive restoration of the listed villa replaced items that were past repair and restored those that could be saved. The estate then saw the placement of a new pool that we designed within a reconfigured landscape, along with full renovation of the stable blocks and restoration of the church.
In recognition of the work that has been carried out on the estate, it was named by The Sunday Times as one of its Top 50 Places in the World to Stay 2014. It was also featured in the Independent’s Top 6 Places to Stay in Greece as well as a number of high profile international travel magazines.
Location: Corfu, Greece
Client: San Stefano Estate