Mel Joss speculates, based on her visit to Hydra last year, details of the description, and the location near Four Corners, that a house listed for sale (see above photo) is very close, if not next door, to the Hydra home owned by Leonard Cohen.
Description of house for sale at For Sale – Leonards Garden, 4 Corners:
A beautifully presented three bedroomed house that embodies the Hydra aesthetic.
Close to 4 Corners, about a ten minute walk up from the port, this house is on a quiet corner with a high stone wall around a charming courtyard, ensuring complete privacy. The courtyard gives access to the house via the kitchen on the ground floor, and to a separate room that is currently used as a studio, but which could be a third bedroom, and which has large glazed doors that can be completely opened up in the summer.
Off the kitchen is a the winter living room with a lovely original stone floor and a cozy wood burning stove.
Steps lead up to a large sitting room on the first floor, and to two bedrooms, one of which has a private terrace. Off the sitting room is a second lovely private terrace.
This is a good sized house with loads of potential and is beautifully decorated with attention to detail throughout.
All white goods, cooker etc included in the sale, plus some furniture.
Check out this photo of the terrace [of the house for sale] … notice the white dome shaped building on the hilltop to the right and the red building in the middle.
The photo directly below is also mine. I ‘believe’ this is the side of Leonard Cohen’s house as I approached it, judging from the time capturing on my camera, but I honestly can’t swear to it. It was taken only minutes from the ones by his front door. Compare it to the realtor’s photo underneath my photo…the same tree can be seen in the upper right of both shots.
I can only conclude that the house for sale is extremely close to Leonard Cohen’s