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House of Pink
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created by SoupMeister on 1/11/2005 9:27 PM
last modified by SoupMeister on 12/6/2006 11:50 PM
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A two-floor house, probably built in the late 40s as a vacation home -- it must have been very far away from civilisation at the time.

The ground floor has a large pink-walled garage with a metal gate, a small machine room, lots of storage space, and a laundry room. This level is independent, and is accessible through the garage door and a rural-looking wooden door round the back.

The first floor is accessible through the main door, all iron and frosted glass as was the fashion of the time. There's also a kitchen door round the back that leads to a balcony with a good view. The main door is connected to a veranda that also leads to a separate door (now removed and doubtlessly sold by scavengers) that takes you to the roof.

There's a small hall, a large bedroom, a living room, a kitchen and bathroom on the first floor. The floors are still in good shape, and quite typical of 40s-50s suburban architecture: mosaic-like and hardwood floors. There are good plaster decorations that have taken massive water damage. Some of them have crashed to the floor. Scavengers have removed fixtures, but not too much.

Someone used to live in the abandoned bedroom -- there's a very wet, very mouldy mattress on the floor right in front of the wooden balcony doors (the balcony is shared with the kitchen's and has concrete stairs going down).

The bathroom is shockingly PINK! That and the pink garage gave this place its name in my book. It's not just modestly pink, it's PINK, in upper case! The tiles are a retina-burning PINK, and there are emerald-green fixtures including a toilet (broken), a sink (stolen), a bidet (soiled) and bathtub (still there, but I wouldn't run a bath).

The PINK bathroom may have been a newish addition to this house, as there's also an outhouse round the back, away from the building itself (as all outhouses should be). Ironically, a barbecue bar with an oven etc has been built right next to the outhouse. Ew.

Other than all the PINK, this place must have belonged to someone well-off. It's big, spacious, and has all the signs of luxury (including a horrible, nouveau riche taste in bathroom tiles).

I'd have liked to live there in its hayday (provided I wore green glasses day and night).

Oh, and did I mention all the PINK?
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Dionysou Avenue
Ekali, Attica
Owner: Unknown
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    A diesel burner so unusual, even the ubiquitous local scavengers left it behind. The pink garage. The (very) pink upstairs bathroom.
     Security Measures
  • devastatingly indifferent cats
  •  Historical Dates
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    green shades to filter out all the PINK
    This area must have been very thickly wooded in the late 40s, with maybe a dusty forest road going through it. An ideal place to build a holiday home away from the daily hubbub of a post-war Athens being rebuilt in the ugliest way possible. Unfortunately, like most such places, I know nothing about its history, and none of the locals have been around long enough to remember.
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     Future Plans
    Like almost every other similar abandoned home on this long mountain road, it'll be demolished and turned into luxury apartments. That much is certain. Only the timeframe is vague.

    However, potential developers may be turned away like vampires running from a church yard by the sheer retina-melting power of all the murderous PINK in this place. They'll ultimately have to hire a colour-blind wrecking ball operator.

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    January 2005 Visit (digital photos)
    Sun, Jan 2nd, 2005
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    Wed, Mar 23rd, 2005
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