Overlooking the Aegean Sea, Villa Mandra provides a serene retreat for recharging in Mykonos. The Grecian holiday home is comprised of two small volumes perched on a hillside. Their white-washed facade is a nod to the local Cycladic vernacular while their clean lines create a contemporary silhouette. The two forms establish an expansive central courtyard with views of the pool and garden. Topped with a chestnut pergola, interior living areas are encouraged to expand out onto the open-air space to take advantage of the seaside vistas and climate. Around the exterior, a hand-built wall made from stones uncovered from the site offers privacy from the road behind while adding to the natural palette and further integrating the dwelling into the coastal landscape.
Photos: Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann / K-Studio