Located in a peninsula on the southern coast of Tinos island, the waterfront property offers panoramic vistas of the Aegean Sea and nearby Cyclades. Incorporated into this rugged natural landscape, the house rests sheltered from the winds without compromising on views.
Stone-clad subterranean volumes arranged in a U shape accommodate interior areas, with kitchen and living space in the center and private bedrooms on both sides. A frame in light plaster protrudes from the stone facade connecting the interior with the outdoor spaces, serving as a kind of oversized aperture towards the view. On the same axis, a linear pool, framed between symmetrical stone volumes and wooden pergolas, overflows into the horizon blending with the blue of the sea and the sky.
The design incorporates natural materials and rough textures – masonry walls, stone paving and wooden elements throughout. Soft earthy tones in darker hues define the interior along with black wooden floors and steel details. This raw materiality, characterizing both structural elements and furnishings, grounds the architecture into the landscape generating a laid back atmosphere in sync with the rhythms of surrounding nature.
A smaller independent guesthouse located uphill in the same property shares a similar aesthetic. The complex of minimal stone-clad volumes and wooden pergolas nestles into the cycladic landscape enjoying views towards the sea, unobstructed by the subterranean house in the front. The interior combines whitewashed masonry walls and screed floors with exposed concrete ceilings and raw steel details. Natural light penerates the house through expansive openings and skylights accentuating the natural textures and emphasizing the contemporary ambience.