Stone Holiday Home Overlooking the Aegean Sea in Mykonos
Stone and whitewashed walls surround a holiday home on the Greek island of Mykonos, designed by K Studio, with a tree stretching between its shady wooden gazebos. K Studio chose natural stone and wood as an essential part of Villa Mandra's aesthetic palette.
Inspired by the modest complexity of the traditional island language, the architecture was created by designing an open space with two small volumes traditionally whitewashed and stones removed from the site.
In the front entrance, it was created with a void in the stone wall, the wooden sunshade was used on the entrance courtyard and supported by a solid rock in the outer corner.
Stone walls were made by hand using the material available. Some are left plain to match the landscape, while others are covered with traditional Greek whitewash with rounded corners.
Concrete lintels rest on wide doors and the same square stone tiles form the indoor floors, outer courtyards and pool areas.