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Whitewashed Villa on Greek Island of Mykonos

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Bright whitewashed walls reflect light and keep you cool even under a hot Mediterranean sun.

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The Douglas Villa on the island of Mykonos, Greece is built in the traditional style we associate with this most legendary of Greek islands.

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The villa is set on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea with open views from every room out across a large flat platform carved from the rocky hillside.

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The soft curves of a traditional whitewashed bench, hand shaped from earth, is echoed by the white bedspread.

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Simple furnishings are in the most muted dusty blues and beige, a restful combination with the traditional white.

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Whitewash is actually quite easy to make, and it is also a natural antiseptic that deters insects and fire-resistant – no doubt some of the reasons for its popularity down the ages.

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Mix 25 pounds mason’s hydrated lime with 3 gallons of distilled water, and in a separate container dissolve 7 1/2 pounds salt in 2 1/2 gallons hot distilled water.

Once the salt is dissolved in the hot water, combine both mixes.

Pre-wet masonry, brick, plaster or concrete, and then paint on the whitewash.

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