This modern holiday home in Mani, southern Greece, rises from the landscape like a stack of brown sugar cubes.
Dubbed ‘The Architect’s Villa’, it was recently completed by hhharchitects.
The Greek practice took cues from the traditional architecture of the surround region, known for its ancient towers. Three volumes, built from local stone, are connected via contemporary glass and steel links.
Inside, exposed stonework has been juxtaposed with crisp plastered walls, and floor to ceiling windows. Bedrooms sleep up to eight guests, and have been split between two of the villa’s two-storey volumes.
The third volume is dedicated to the heart of Greek family life, with a family kitchen and dining room opening onto each other.
But it’s outside where the property really earns its stripes – The Architect’s Villa sits atop a private olive grove, looking out towards the Aegean Sea. To the rear is Mount Taygetos, views of which can be enjoyed while taking a dip in the swimming pool, or from the property’s myriad sun terraces.