Mykonos. A Greek island dream of crystal blue waters, sizzling sunsets, and dreamy landscapes. If this alone wasn’t enough to plunge us all into an isolation-induced depression, then looking at the oasis that is
Sheer linen, creamy stone and softly curving wicker furnishings—a collection of natural materials that together create the relaxed rhythm of life existing within this holiday escape. A rhythm that only emerges from
The villa consists of a series of indoor spaces threaded together by courtyards and outdoor gardens. These external entertaining areas, covered by lightweight chestnut pergolas, draw occupants outward—the surrounding ocean views too irresistible to ignore. The junction of living areas with the neighbouring kitchen and gardens become blurred. Defined spatial distinction swapped for a continuously flowing scheme. The intensity of the climate is reduced by ample shading and protective elements, allowing guests to enjoy outdoor living without discomfort.
There is a real sense of escape, heightened by the purposeful separation of bedrooms from shared public areas. Bedrooms become isolated islands of their own, positioned to maximise uninterrupted views of the lower gardens and sea. Warm wood, layered soft textures and leather accents colour these spaces, creating effortlessly beautiful rooms, which we imagine would be very hard to pry yourself away from.
K-Studio embraced the humble origins of traditional island vernacular, endeavouring to create a form that integrated into the environment rather than overpower it. Therefore, the architecture was reduced to two small whitewashed volumes which seem to naturally emerge from the ground. A palette of traditional materials including limewash, stone, and wood are combined with contemporary engineering techniques for a scheme that blends heritage and locality with contemporary life.
If dreams of an island escape weren’t already taking up most of our daily thoughts then we are sure they will be now. As we all are stuck in our homes lusting over the outside world, the best we can do is add this to the ever-growing list of future holiday spots to hit!