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Restoration Works at the Leigh Fermor House are Underway with an SNF grant

Nov 22, 2018
Works at the historic Leigh Fermor House are progressing very well within schedule.​ The property, located in the area of Kardamyli, is being restored and equipped through a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to the Benaki Museum.

According to an update provided by the Museum on how the restoration of the house is coming along, the largest part of the repairs has been completed using as much as possible the same traditional techniques and materials employed by the Leigh Fermors. For example, roofs were tiled anew with the original handmade ceramic tiles and the internal walls were plastered with a preparation reproducing the 1960s mixture. Furthermore, the new timber doors, windows and stone lintels, are exact copies of the originals.

In its renewed home, the Leigh Fermor House is set to become a center for intellectuals and scholars and an educational center of international scope. The House will reopen to the public in the summer of 2019, offering guided tours.