Villa Mykonos I
This reconstruction and renovation residence in Mykonos is truly custom designed. The intense environment of the island made it a clear choice to calm down the somewhat loud exterior to create uniformity. By working with level, differences natural movement and demarcation were achieved. As the original design lacked some comfortable resting spots, effort was put in providing those with the ability to choose depending on weather, time of the day and the mood. The guesthouse by the sea was renovated and extended with a private pool and a breakfast area, designed to give the guests the ability to enjoy the beautiful island mornings in privacy. However, the Greek habit of gathering around a grand meal was fortified as a large barbecue area was installed as well as a spacious dining area inside the main house.
The furniture was designed by Block722 Architects as well as the patterns of the carpets. The bedroom and bathroom textiles were exclusively selected, made from organic linen and cotton, and Greek craftsmen site-built the braided daybeds and headboard for the master bedroom. The natural materials and earthy colors were contrasted with reflecting items made from glass and metal such as the giant lamps over the dining table. All the outdoor furniture was designed to be able to resist the reckless weather on Mykonos. Like the tables made from over a hundred years old, almost totally dehydrated elm tree and the rustic shading on the patio, giving a modest shelter from the sun at the same time as it creates a movement on the floor surface.
Location: Mykonos, Greece
Area: 300 m²
Reconstruction and renovation design: Block722
Interior and styling: Block722
Architecture (initial design): Apostolos Nazos
Structural engineer and construction manager: Konstantinos Korfiatis
Photographer: Yiorgos Kordakis