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 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.


 

The headquarters (Residence of Kostas Christodoulou)
East facade of the building
View of the garden, 1994.
The medieval door on the west façade, 1994
View from the balcony, 1994
View from Alexander the Great street, 1994
Cactus flowers on the garden wall 1998
Flora and fauna of the garden, 1997.
Central view of the garden, 1994.
Ground floor entrance, 2000.
One of the offices, 2000.
The sitting room 2000.
The library, 1995.
Second sitting room, 1996.
Wide-angle view of the garden, 2001.
Wide-angle view of the hall at the ground floor , 2001.
Wide-angle view of the kitchen , 2001.
Wide-angle view of the hall, 1st floor, 2001.
Wide-angle view of the sitting-room, 1st floor, 2001.