Why We Liked This: Athens-based firm Takis Exarchopoulous & Associated Architects brings us this simple yet stunning house. Located in the central Greek region of Boeotia, the Single Family House stands isolated amid an expansive patchwork of farmland and Mediterranean woodlands. The massing of the house is divided into discrete volumes, finished with understated materials ranging from local stone and stucco to brushed steel and cast concrete. The height of the house was restricted to a single story, eliminating the need for vertical circulation as well as promoting a more open floor plan strung out along the site. A U-shaped courtyard provides a protected exterior space with its edges defined by the kitchen, dining room, and living room. To the south, a pristine lap-pool extends the living space of the house into the rolling chaparral terrain. See more of this project in the Architizer database here.
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