Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to live in Greece. But I didn’t want one of those modern white rectangle houses that’s more glass than wall built on the cost. I wanted a historic home that truly fit the land that it was built in, a representation of the culture which it belonged to. In the beginning, I was looking at old stone cottages, but I found these were a little too old ever for me. In the end, I settled on an Mediterranean manor that was built in the early 20s. Not quite older than anything I had seen back in the United States, but not so modern that it didn’t feel like me anymore. However, I knew that none of my furniture would even remotely work. That was fine, because I didn’t plan on flying over with anything more than what I deemed absolutely essential to my life. I was eager for a new start, and furnishing a whole new home to match it. But the problem with buying a home that wasn’t quite modern but not quite ancient was that finding furniture which fit the style seemed impossible. Finally, someone at the grocery store was kind enough to recommend a local furniture craftsman in town. This custom made furniture store has been in the family for many generations and specializes in custom made furniture for specific historical time periods. The lead designer was able to find exactly the style I was looking forward, and took the time to help me find what I loved. Six months later, my Mediterranean manor is beautiful inside and out.