Nestled on the hill of Tourlos in Mykonos, overlooking the island’s bustling port, Mykonos Hill is a complex renovated by ADD Architecture Studio. Boasting a 6-en suite-bedroom holiday house and two detached en-suite guest houses, this haven offers large private and communal outdoor spaces for the ultimate escape. The inspiration behind this project was to blend the timeless charm of slow, laid-back summer living with a touch of modern minimalism. The result is a striking interior that exudes linearity and elevated materiality, complemented by subtle hints of natural textures, all paying homage to the essence of Greek summer.
The centerpiece of outdoor living is an enlarged swimming pool. The pool water gracefully extends up to the exterior walls of the house, forging an unbroken connection between interior living and the soothing element of water. The living room has direct access to the swimming pool as well as to a recessed lounge area submerged into the pool’s volume. The main house, adorned in whitewashed plaster, stands proudly alongside a semi-circular lounge area of the swimming pool and a triangular barbecue space, all coming together to form a protected inner patio. The spaces find respite under an expansive cane pergola with an undulating design, acting as a harmonious unifier beneath a common roof.
Stepping inside, the interior features a captivating marble-cladded wall adorned with three-dimensional triangular patterns, stretching across the entire width of the living room space. The open-plan living room and kitchen space are thoughtfully divided into three “zones” parallel to the sea, amplifying the proportions of each functional area and directing focus towards the pool, the heart of this sanctuary. The clever zoning creates an irresistible urge to dive into the inviting waters while framing picturesque views of the endless sea. The attention to detail extends to the bedrooms, where elevated materials, warm colors, and extensive use of wooden elements come together, seamlessly blending archetypal outdoor summer living inspirations – pergola-inspired roofs, cement walls, and lush greenery – into the serene interior spaces.