The 6 bedroom house in Mykonos near Mykonos extends around an outdoor living area that can be used all day long in the spirit of relaxed summer living. At the same time, the use of traditional materials such as lime wash, stone and wood combined with an aesthetic of Scandinavian minimalism recalls the island’s heritage through a modern lens.
The house, completely hidden from the street, was designed to have minimal impact on the natural landscape made possible by two small whitewashed volumes connected by a chestnut pergola that sits on a dais , which was built into the slope with stones from the site. This configuration separates the private areas on the lower level from the communal areas above and ensures that both zones have uninterrupted views of the ocean. The outdoor living area in the heart of the house, shaded by the large pergola, is flanked by living and kitchen volumes, the large openings of which create a seamless transition between inside and outside. A few steps away, the pool beckons, while the landscaped gardens stretch out with the sea behind.
The juxtaposition between the rough texture of the handcrafted stone walls, the smooth, round-edged, whitewashed volumes and the bamboo-lined, chestnut-brown pergola structure reflects the surrounding natural landscape and gives the house a local authenticity without affecting its contemporary mood. The use of natural materials continues in the interior, where a minimalist aesthetic of clean lines, frameless doors and details without cladding are combined with a muted palette of lighter and darker wood surfaces. While the result could be described as Scandinavian design, it mostly meets Cycladic simplicity and is independent of stylistic references.