“The Architect’s Villa” is a holiday home overlooking the sea in the south and Mount Taygetos in the north in the Greek region of Mani. The area is characterized by a barren, brittle landscape and the traditional Mani architecture with stone houses and towers. The villa – together with another house – is part of a building complex, which refers to the topography of the landscape. The typical features of the historic houses are put into a modern context.
The villa consists of three stone towers, which are interconnected by a transparent structure made of glass and metal. The first volume features two master bedrooms (on different levels). Located in the second tower are two further bedrooms and the living room (on the first floor). In the third tower there is the kitchen, which opens to the dining room in the center. Around the house there are various terraces and a pool.
What to do
Within short drive from the villa there is the picturesque Kardamili village (famous for its castle). Many authentic byzantine churches in nearby mountain villages. The Architect’s Villa is close to local taverns with Mani specialties and beaches with crystal clear waters.
Why we like this house
Modern interpretation of traditional greek architecture
Details of the property
Region/Town: GR – Greece, Peloponnese, Mani, Stoupa
Name: The Architect's Villa
Scenery: lonely mountain scenery overlooking coast and sea
Number of guests: 4 bedrooms for up to 8 people
Design: Nikita Hatzimichalis, Athens