“The Architect’s Villa” is a holiday home overlookingthe sea in the south and Mount Taygetos in the north in the Greek region of Mani. The area is characterized by a barren, brittle landscape and the traditional Mani architecture with stone houses and towers. The villa – together with another house – is part of a building complex, which refers to the topography of the landscape. Typical elements of the historic houses are put into a modern context.
The villa stands alone in the middle of an olive grove and assures ultimate privacy for its guests. The Architect’s Villa is designed to live both indoor and outdoor surrounded by panoramic views.
The Greek villa consists of three stone volumes, connected to each other with steel-glass elements. Its floor-to-ceiling windows and metal details are its unique characteristics. The first volume consists of two Master Bedrooms on two different levels. The second volume has a spacious living room with a fireplace on the first floor and two Junior Bedrooms on the ground floor with an extension to the relax area. The third volume comprises of the kitchen in connection to the dining area where all volumes merge into one.
The Architect’s Villa is modernly decorated and newly equipped. Each piece of furniture and contemporary painting is carefully selected to express the modern and free spirit of the villa. Local materials such as stone, wood and marble give the classic touch of an authentic Greek villa.
Architect: Nikita Hatzimichalis – HHHArchitects, Athens
Location: Greece, Peloponnese, Mani, Stoupa