This traditional Greek house on Mykonos island has close ties with the ancient architecture of the Mykonos, curving domes, whitewashed chimney and rounded surfaces stacks together with massive stone walls to create shelter against the heat and the north winds, ‘meltemi’, common to Mykonos in summer.
Architecture: BC Estudio Architects
Photography: Costas Picadas/ DLux Images
This luxury custom villa (Brentwood, Los Angeles, California) is inspired as much by the client’s lifestyle as by its unique setting. Due to the complicated irregular topography, which includes a small grove of pine trees and eucalyptus, only one of the 3.5 acres is suitable for building on. To maximize the surrounding views, the house was designed into two wings – south and north – which face the surrounding canyon views and an expansive lawn and turn away from the motor court.
Architecture: Rockefeller Partners Architects
Photography: Eric Staudenmaier
This modern villa (Greece) has views to the sea as well as the mountains and is situated not far from Athens. The features are 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a garden 500 sqm, a waterfall in the dining room, heated pool, under floor heating, central vacuum system, central air conditioning, self-cleared glass panels, elevator and home cinema.
Oikia Panorama Voulas Villa by Dimitris Interiors Economou:
“Minimal design luxurious single family home located at the top of Panorama, Voula in the southern suburbs of Athens, Greece with exceptional sea and mountain view is for sale. This house was custom designed, constructed using only top of the line materials and decorated with branded Italian furniture.
Finished in 2006, this house has all the “State of the art” features a luxury house should have: High tech phone center, alarm system and computer network, in-floor heating controlled on each floor, central A/C temperature control in every room, Dolby surround home cinema in living room, playroom and master bedroom, hi quality built in ceiling speakers in living room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, central satellite system, central vacuum system, self cleaning Pilkington windows, heated swimming pool with natural pebble finish, outdoor Jacuzzi, extras featured in the kitchen such as garbage disposal and instant near-boiling water faucet, pantry etc.
The house also features an in house waterfall, custom lighting as well as indirect lighting scheme in all the main areas including the bedrooms and the 2 master bathrooms which feature an under the furniture lighting effect.”
Design Dimitris Economou Interiors
Project Oikia Panorama Voulas
Location Athens, Greece
The ocean view home (California) occupies a 20-acre lot in the coast of the Palos Verdes. The design is a 15,500 square foot several structures complex with a main house, guesthouse, study and garage. The project was inspired by the owner’s interest in geology and the topography of the area.
Architecture: Marmol Radziner
Photography: Benny Chan, Steve Guntner, Joe Fletcher
The black house was designed for an active young couple without children. The social areas in the house is divided in two. In one side is the living room with beautiful view to nearby lake. On the other side located the common areas, such as the dinning and the kitchen room. The shallow pool that makes division the Black house in two allows the indirect sunlight to bathe the interior spaces, as the sun reflects it's light on the pool water surface, and so, sunlight is present in every part of the house, but never in a direct way.
Architecture: Andres Remy Arquitecto