This remarkable multi-level vacation house designed by Tsolakis Architects occupies a steep, rocky slope in Greece’s Antiparos island, its subterranean volumes announced by alternating façades of stone and white-washed walls that wholly embrace the region’s traditional Cycladic architecture.
From the uppermost level, visitors are led from the sleeping quarters down to the social areas via a series of outdoor staircases connecting the different levels. Large openings fitted with sliding glass doors allow the smooth transition between the cool interiors of the home and the sun-drenched patio, culminating in a swimming pool — two in total, one on both the mid- and lower levels of the complex — embedded on the lip of the slope facing the sea.
Indoor atriums, contemporary sliding frames and numerous windows illuminate the volumes with natural sunlight, while the pool patios become the base for mingling and entertaining, what with its numerous chaise lounges, comfy furniture, a dining area and bar protected from the sun by a pergola, all facing a breathtaking vista of sea and sky.
Tsolakis Architects has delved in projects of various scales and functions over the years, their work validated by the numerous awards from architectural competitions and projects both locally and internationally. They are based in Athens. Follow them on Instagram.
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