Perched on the heights of Aleomandra in Mykonos (Greece), but almost entirely hidden from view, Villa Mandra offers a spectacular view of the island of Delos. This large holiday home, designed by the Athenian agency K-STUDIO, is a haven of peace, where the owners come to enjoy the summer with their family and friends.
Overlooking the sea, this comfortable, spacious and refined holiday home is an invitation to rest in the heart of nature. At the request of the owners, Villa Mandra was designed as a timeless place, where life is good.
The architects of K-STUDIO have built a discreet house inspired by the vernacular architecture of Greece. The villa, made up of two small volumes traditionally whitewashed, is built around a large terrace, open to the sea and protected from the sun by an elegant chestnut pergola. This outdoor terrace is also the crossroads of the house, because it connects the six bedrooms to the living areas - the living room, the kitchen, the swimming pool and the garden.
The immaculate white volumes, the local stone walls and the three pergolas blend perfectly with the surrounding natural environment. The architects draw their different influences from the diversity of the Cycladic landscapes, and thus offer a contemporary reinterpretation of the Mediterranean house.
Inside and outside, the decoration is stripped down, but never austere. The decorators have indeed chosen to inject a soothing atmosphere into each room by combining light colors, natural materials and essential furniture.
A dream house that combines simplicity with relaxed living.
To learn more, visit K-STUDIO website.
Photographs: © Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann