The Town House Co project started in 2017 and is a branded chain of townhouses, renovated and decorated in a stylish and modern way, offered for short and long-term rentals, for a holiday or business trip, for absolute relaxation and tranquility.
Currently, the Portfolio offers 9 “Liston Suites” in Corfu Old Town, 5 wonderfully eclectic “Nero Suites” situated in Paxos just above the infamous Bens Bar, a new addition in Loggos village, “Loggos Townhouse” opening for Summer 2020 and 4 “Acropolis Town House” suites in Athens situated in front of the Acropolis Monument and Museum. The collection of Suites are situated in the most distinctive areas, where you can still breathe the authentic atmosphere of the old times and the various historical periods.
A further 5 Garden Suites are under construction in an old Venetian courtyard house in Garitsa bay and 6 suites in Petworth, UK that will be available Autumn 2020.
Since ‘Skinner and Skinner Design’ inception in 2004, the last 10 years have seen involvement in many projects in the Ionian and Aegean areas; from renovations of historic old villages in Corfu to village master plans in Kefalonia; from private houses and hotels in Paxos, Zakynthos, Mykonos, and Meganisi to refurbishment of a 150ft private yacht in Athens. Predominantly most of the project work is based in Corfu and Paxos.
Skinner and Skinner Design has been responsible for the concept of over 50 houses, the creation of the Ionian Estates, and has designed and built approx. 40 private luxury villas in Corfu with values at between 3-28 million.
From the main office based in Corfu Old Town, the team is dedicated to their clients turning aspirations into reality. Each project is totally unique, reflecting the clients’ tastes and lifestyles. The ‘Turn Key’ design process, construction sequence, and project fruition are seen as a seamless process thus providing the most efficient and enjoyable experience for our clients.
Great consideration is given to the quality of the finished product and the detailing is paramount. Skinner and Skinner Design advise on all Architectural aspects and Interior design.
The construction sequence is in close affiliation with this dedicated team of highly regarded designers and engineers thus creating a very efficient execution with sympathetic awareness to detail design. The construction process is complemented by a highly-skilled local workforce of stonemasons, craftsmen, and artisans using local materials in coordination with new environmentally sustainable government guidelines. The mechanical and electrical solutions reflect today technology, with ‘future-proofing’ creating a very high-quality product with energy efficiency awareness.
The most prestigious job to date has been the involvement with the Loggos Soap Factory, a conversion of a derelict olive oil soap factory into a 5-star hotel, found in Paxos. As the lead designer and project supervisor, Dominic Skinner has had overall responsibility to date, (since 2017) not just for the design but also for obtaining a change of use, planning consents and grant approval. Skinner and Skinner Design have carefully guided the design team of some 20 consultants on the project for the last four years with a concluding endorsement and signature from the Greek Minister of Culture. Construction will commence in Autumn 2020.
Dominic Skinner spent eight years working for Lord Norman Foster in the UK, prior to moving to the Ionian, as an associate in his architectural practice, spending time in London and Hong Kong.
In 2004 he moved to Corfu having bought a derelict 200-year-old village in the northeast of the island. It took four years to restore the village retaining its original charm but adding 21st-century comforts. This award-winning project, The Rou Estate, is made up of some 16 houses, restaurant, private spa, Mediterranean gardens, the pool area is currently marketed by a specialist tour operator.
New projects and acquisitions include The Kardaki Estate, Fig Tree Lodge, and Lakkos Beach House, Paxos.