Stone house in Patmos

Modern patio with mountains view

Natural materials, simplicity and perfect adaptation to the environment are the three elements that led to the design of this cottage on Patmos island by architect Dimitris Konstandinidis. Admirer of the architecture of the “anonymous craftsman” advocated by his father,  famed architect Aris Konstantinidis,  he immediately envisioned the plan of the house on seeing the plot, and simultaneously, a design for  meeting the needs of a family of four from the Netherlands.

The placement of the building on the hillside of Kapsali Mountain, with a view of the opposite mountain and Kambos beach, stretching below, is truly charming. Along with the common areas (living-room and kitchen) and the bedrooms, the architect designed an atrium that links the two buildings. This semi-open space that serves as the main living area, is protected from the north wind, and remains cool in the summer due to its airy design, expressed by the architect with these words: “The landscape passes through the construction much like a window with a view”.

The owners wanted a house made of Greek stone with big open spaces, and a white interior full of light. The architect chose simple materials– stone for the walls and floors, wood for the doors, shutters and ceilings, exposed cement for the lintels and the ceiling of the guest house and white marble from Thassos for the bathrooms.

Inseparable from, and integrated with the house itself, is the surrounding estate. Fig and pine trees, oleander, rosemary, lavender and other indigenous Greek herbs, were planted, and the result was a private heaven overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Julia Klimi

Translation by Vicky Ananstasiadou

Modern white kitchen

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White living room

White dining room

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Modern patio

Island house terrace with sea view

White bedroom

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Villa terrace under garden for relax with view

Modern island house guest room

Exterior of modern stone house with sea view

Exterior of storage

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Exterior of modern stone house

 

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