Sometimes when I wake up I wish I were somewhere else. That seems to be happening most of the time especially when I see a utopia like this slice of heaven in Tinos, Greece. It’s not the biggest kid on the block, but it is the most quaint. Marilyn Katsaris is responsible for the aesthetic that captures the essence of Greece, and is simplicity.
Upon a mountain top it sits, a vacation home that is actually two homes in one brought together by a charming veranda(I know your work week is starting to fade away just thinking about it). The views cannot be taken in by a glance, you simply have to sit and stare, and if that’s not reeling you into the beyond, then you’re a tough cookie to sell. The landscaping seems as if it was taken straight from the book ‘The Secret Garden’.
Now for the technical…. the exterior is in line with the rules and balance for an island home. Pigeon whole windows, curved white form of structure and exposed stone formation is an example of typical architecture.
The interior is 25sqm of living space. Three storey’s high on one end, and two on the other. The house is completely open and things seem to be meticulously placed as most things are built-in. Only the lucky scavenged pieces of furniture get to adorn this home. Rules…need not apply. it’s designed completely so you can let it all hang out, forget the coasters, the mats, your shoes perfectly lines up at the front, the feel of the house, its essence ,totally captures the vacation vibe.
Its open space concept allows you to take note of your surroundings, because it’s all in plain view, meant for all to see. There are no cupboards or draws within the space everything has a home in secret hidden compartments.
The key ingredient in this oasis is the colour white, applied throughout the interior exempting the bathrooms. The colours for this “den of solitude” were selected from its natural surroundings. Blue and sand (blue= ocean nearby….I’m in love) were selected for the bathroom. Its main attractions is is exposed rock honing in on the ease of your….yes I said your(in your dreams) vacation getaway……sigh!