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KOULOURA HOUSE
Benaki Museum
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The Kouloura house
Dating to the late 19th century and designed in a characteristically neo-Gothic style with symmetrical towers and ramparts, this building is one of the few such houses in the suburbs of Athens to have survived. Left to the Museum by Athanasios and Vera Kouloura, it is located at Poseidonos Avenue in Palaio Phaliro -a seaside suburb of Athens- on grounds totalling 1,020,5 m2. The building occupies 287,5 m2 of the total surface area of the grounds, comprising approximately 229 m2 at basement level, 229 m2 at ground level, and 126 m2 in the towers and the back areas of the structure.
In conformity with the general scheme for improving the properties belonging to the Benaki Museum, the V. Kouloura mansion has been designated as the future home of the collection of children’s Toys and Games that was donated to the Museum by Maria Argyriadi in 1992.