Comprising four residential buildings, the villas actually sat unfinished for several years due to the country’s economic crisis. In 2015, the current owner purchased the property in order to finish the project as a quiet, private residential property for the owner’s family. A place for relaxation and retreat, privacy was an essential aspect of the project, to be balanced with taking advantage of spectacular views.
The completion of building works were undertaken by Dinis Real Estate and Development, who updated the design with local partners including Spinian de Sanchez Exterior Architect. The time frame of the project was tight, with redesign and then construction works to be finished within a year and a half.
Connecting to the outdoors
With solid brick and stone work enclosing the villa to provide privacy, the key architectural feature became the creation of an interior/exterior connection oriented toward prime views with a sliding system. For a modern application such as this, aluminium was the client’s first choice of framing as the smooth and square finishes that can be achieved from aluminium window framing suit the more minimal detail oriented design that is prevalent throughout contemporary Greek villa architecture.