RESIDENCE OF KOSTAS CHRISTODOULOU
Kostas Christodoulou built this residence following the plans of the architect Theodoros Fotiadis between 1920 and 1921 on the site of three older houses, features of which have been preserved and harmoniously integrated into the new building: the medieval doorway in the western facade; the 18th-century traditional bathroom with dome, the 18th-century octagonal pool linked to a square cistern, and parts of the walls. The house is one of the important old buildings in the historic centre of Nicosia.
Because of its abandonment in 1972 (the year of the death of Kostas Christodoulou) and its later use as a carpenter’s workshop for several years, it became an endangered historic building of which some parts had collapsed. The Centre of Natural and Cultural Heritage has been housed in the building since March 1993, and has greatly contributed to its restoration and rehabilitation. A botanical garden has been created in the courtyard of the residence and on its terrace.