The house is located in Plaka, Crete seated overlooking the island of Spinaloga. Designed for a family of four, the complex consists of the main two floor living quarters and a guest house adjacent to the swimming pool. Chosen for their aging quality and local vernacular looks, materials like quarried stone and colored lime blend with the simple, monolithic volumes that refer to the Cretan building typology. A high wall is situated in the north-east part of the plot, protecting the building from the local prominent winds while also serving as a privacy barrier. The general spatial arrangement follows the ground contours so the local landscape is not overworked and is being developed in three levels. On the upper level, there are the swimming pool and the guest house, overlooking the main house’s terrace and the exquisite view towards the open sea. Moving down a level, the living and dining rooms, the kitchen and a small office are found. A great veranda, conveniently situated next to the kitchen offers great views while also providing with a shaded outdoor area. Finally, the bedrooms and all of the storage rooms are located in the lower level.
Location: Crete, Greece