A small vacation house, almost leaning on the sea, integrated into the landscape, in conversation with nature. The study of the house started on 2017 and finished in 2018, while the construction lasted 2 years between 2019-2020. The materials used come from the local area, stone, metals painted on rust colour, chestnut woods, filler coatings on the outside walls, in a colour of the earth and grey on the inside, stone type slabs on the floor, brushed iroko on the frames. The exterior floor is from traditional polished mortar and axed local stone. The stony exterior kitchen-oven «closes» the space of the exterior living space from the central entrance and completes the synthesis. A clear rectangular shape deck defines the exterior living room and ends up on a platform above the sea. The planting as an ending of the mountain above. The high chimney as a reference point of the house.
The villa includes a single space for kitchen-dining room-living room, 2 bedrooms with an internal bathroom and wardrobes. All the spaces have view to the water element and the sea. The kitchen counter-table is continuing the exterior of the villa and can be a single element on special occasions by lifting a retractable window.
There are 3 shading and wind protection zones. The biggest on the continuation of the house, one in the west that serves the master bedroom and one independent, integrated on the rocks southwest of the house. An external metal staircase leads to the roof-terrace designed as a protected wellness-zen space with a Jacuzzi, sunbeds, pergola for shading and uninterrupted view to the sea. The plot closed by natural local stone that helps integrate the villa onto the natural environment.
The construction was made with daily self-monitoring by the structural engineer and visits from the architect and with the use of local workshops.
Architects: Nikos Lykoudis, Ismene Papaspiliopoulou, Konstantinos Platyrrachos, Sofia Perpinia
Structural engineer: Ioannis Eythimiou
Site manager: Manolis Piperakis
Decoration: Manos Kypritidis
Photographer: George Anastasakis