Gazing directly towards the famous Spinalonga Fort, in Elounda, North-East Crete, this private villa combines a modern aesthetic with the respect to the site and its topography. Its 'back' is nested within the ground while its front side opens up completely towards a splendid view of blue sky, Aegean Sea and Mediterranean landscape.
A total of ~390m2 GIA (4200ft2) in a single level, divided into ‘privacy-zones’. The ‘public’ areas feature a very generous living area (including play-area, bar and a fire-place lounge) that can easily be unified with an external BBQ area and the villa’s main infinity-pool, separate indoor dinning, a minimal-yet-spacious island kitchen with a large pantry-room, an office/study, the guest-WC and ample storage.
The private quarters are comprised of two en suite bedrooms and an extra master bedroom with a large walk-in closet, all of which include their own separate infinity-pools/jacuzzi.
The project’s materiality picks up on the local vernacular, enhancing so its sustainable character with mostly locally sourced materials and craftmanship as well as excellent environmental performance ratings (EU A+).