Old Carpet Factory is a historical Hydra mansion built in the 18th century by Venetian architects for the family of the prominent Greek naval officer Anastasios Tsamados. The house was eventually donated to the church. Later it was used as a weaving school and carpet making workshop, hence becoming known as the Old Carpet Factory among the locals.
The home's artistic period began in the late 1950s when American sculptor John La Farge bought and renovated it. The architect removed parts of the deteriorated roof and glazed the retaining arch to create a large window, opening into a private courtyard. La Farge's arch, together with three large elegant windows became the signature architectural feature of the house.