Kalathas Residence

off grid residence (existing concrete framework)

 

Nestled within the charming village of Kalathas on the enchanting island of Crete, this renovated villa seamlessly combines contemporary design elements with traditional Cretan aesthetics to create a harmonious and inviting retreat. The villa's existing concrete framework serves as the foundation for a transformation that celebrates earthy tones, stonewall separation walls, and a modern facade, blending seamlessly with the natural beauty of its surroundings.The renovated villa embraces a palette of earthy tones, drawing inspiration from the rugged landscapes and warm Mediterranean climate of Crete. Natural materials such as stone, wood, and terracotta tiles infuse the interior and exterior spaces with warmth, texture, and authenticity.The villa's stonewall separation walls pay homage to Crete's rich architectural heritage while providing privacy and defining outdoor living areas. Crafted from locally sourced stone, these walls add visual interest and texture to the exterior facade, complementing the villa's rustic charm. A modern facade with clean lines and minimalist details contrasts beautifully with the villa's traditional stonework. A sleek mask element adds a contemporary touch to the exterior, creating a striking focal point that showcases the villa's unique blend of old and new. Inside, the villa features spacious and light-filled open-plan living spaces that seamlessly connect indoor and outdoor areas. Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors invite natural light and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior living. The villa's outdoor spaces serve as a private oasis for relaxation and entertainment. A landscaped garden with native flora and mature trees provides shade and tranquility, while a spacious terrace with pergolas, outdoor seating, swimming pool and a dining area is ideal for al fresco gatherings and enjoying the island's balmy climate.

 

CLIENT

MONARI POLAND

AREA

220 SQM

YEAR

2023