Mithimnis Rooftop Apartment is a minimal apartment located in Athens, Greece, designed by Royffe Flynn. Upon entering, a spacious central hallway ushers one into the welcoming embrace of the apartment. The first floor is judiciously divided into a reception space, dining room, living room, a pair of bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchen-cum-workspace. The primary bedroom hosts an ample ensuite shower room that offers a serene view of the garden courtyard below. The property’s private rooftop terrace, a handiwork of the esteemed Greek landscape architect Helli Pangalou, can be accessed via an external metal staircase. The rooftop is a harmonious blend of pebble-cement pavers and gravel, thoughtfully interspersed with native, drought-resistant species. Two pergolas provide shade for outdoor seating, while an outdoor sink and workbench add a practical touch to this elevated oasis.
The interiors showcase a careful mix of restored wooden floorboards and understated terrazzo flooring. Each room subtly differs in its hue, shade, and aggregate size, adding a unique character. The wet areas in the bathrooms and the substantial kitchen workbench proudly flaunt a richly veined Cipollino marble. The sinks and splashbacks are crafted from stacked marble pieces, adding a sense of continuity to the design. The furnishings blend the antique and the contemporary. Notable pieces include a marble entrance bench and altar by artist Theodore Psychoyos, an early 19th-century workshop bench, and antique wardrobes adorned with custom butterfly-shaped bronze handles. Locally handcrafted bed frames are paired with high-quality mattresses, ensuring comfort doesn’t take a back seat to aesthetics.
Photography by Lorenzo Zandri