Designed by American architect, Hugh Newell Jacobsen, this modem house in Athens takes its basic form from classical Greek buildings. Mirror is used with dramatic effect in the dining-room, reflecting Andy Warhols huge painting of a crucifix. 3 The monumental colonnaded walkways and cross-beams play on light and shade, and conjure images of the Parthenon. 4 The dining-room leads to a small library. Their bright colours and abstract forms are displayed to full advantage against the plain walls but, despite their dominance, the room avoids becoming a gallery by the clever arrangement of furniture. Set back-to-back in the middle of the marble floor is a pair of commodious sofas, forming two seating-areas, completed with Louis XlV-style gilt chairs and marble-topped and metal occasional tables.