Designed by Kefalonia based Architectural Practice LArchitects and completed in 2020, this complex of two houses are private holiday residences located on the Greek Island of Kefalonia.
Set upon a forested hillside, surrounded by olive trees, the houses offer uninterrupted views over the Ionian Sea. The project involved the design of two independent summer houses using local materials and simple forms.
Purpose of the architectural design was to create a calming and familiar ambiance with forms that follow function and take advantage of the view and use the pool as focal point and encourage the guests to enjoy being outside. The kitchen and all the living area give direct access to the outdoor setting with the wooden pergola whilst the bedrooms are situated on each side of the house for more privacy.
The interior is mostly in earthly tones so as to integrate it with the natural surroundings of the area. Beige – grey cement mortar is the main material for the walls that come in balance with the grey tiled floors. The use of natural materials like wood and choice of earthly colour fabrics in all the furniture and living areas create a warm, comfortable and welcoming open space environment ready to accommodate its guests. The choice of furnishing follows along the same idea of calmness and serenity and besides functionality offer the sense of a calm and warm summer living effect.