Stathatos Mansion

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Stathatos Mansion
Stathatos Mansion
Established 1895
Location Athens, Greece
Website The Museum of Cycladic Art

The Stathatos building (Megaron Stathatou) is a neoclassical villa on the Vasilissis Sophias Avenue. It was built in 1895 by the Saxon-Greek architect Ernst Ziller for the Stathatos Family.

History[edit]

The house was donated by the Stathatos family to the Greek state. It was restored and used for several events. The committee for bringing the Olympic Games to Greece, Athens 1996 had its headquarters here. Today it is part of the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art.

Architecture[edit]

The building is composed of two wings, nearly symmetrical, connected by an impressive entrance and a cylindrical atrium. On the whole, the building has many neoclassical characteristics: symmetry, geometrical order, use of ancient Greek and Roman orders, elegant shapes.

The entrance is one of the basic parts of the building, unifying the two wings and giving a character to the building. The plan is composed of a rectangle and two semicircles on the long sides of the rectangle. Four columns of the Tuscan order and four composite ones support the roofing, composed of eight vaults. Two columns of the Corinthian order give emphasis to the stairs that lead to the covered part of the entrance.

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Coordinates: 37°58′32″N 23°44′34″E / 37.97556°N 23.74278°E / 37.97556; 23.74278