Show-stopping Views and Exceptional Location
Built on top of a hill, this residence is a showpiece of contemporary Cycladic minimalism.
Inspired by the dramatic cliffs of Antiparos’ western coast and its privileged views, the Avlakia 5 residence strikes a perfect balance between architectural statement and discretion. Built on top of the Avlakia Masterplan hill, the residence offers vistas to nearby western islands of Kimolos, Sifnos and Mykonos, the southeast islands of Ios and Sikinos, and the Paros-Antiparos strait. The building has been slightly submerged as to reduce its visible volume and
in order to bring all the main living spaces on the same level. Several outdoor areas develop around the residence, creating a variety of environments that are ideal for relaxed island living both during the day or at night: a courtyard to the north is fully protected from the wind, a large veranda is facing southwest and is also sheltered by the house’s main volume, and the impressive infinity pool terrace is facing west towards the sublime seascape beyond.
Opening Up to Nature
Avlakia 5 is designed by Atelier Bow- Wow, a Tokyo-based architecture practice and long-time collaborator of OLIAROS, specialising in contemporary and understated residential design. The residence’s most outstanding feature is the master bedroom, which is situated one level above the main living area and offers show-stopping views to the west and southwest. Additional bedrooms and a guest house can be accessed via the main living area by descending one level down; these two sleeping zones have their own outdoor area, which connects to the upper level via an impressive flight of steps. The steps can also be used for seating, and provide an independent access to the pool area. The auxiliary volumes of Avlakia 5 have been completely submerged and their rooftops covered with earth and plants, so as to integrate them with the surrounding landscape and protect them from the bright Aegean sun. The way this residence opens up to the environment creates a unique connection with nature, and extends the living experience out into the savage beauty of the Cycladic landscape.
Avlakia 5 is part of OLIAROS’ 2017 development phase on Antiparos, and our new Avlakia Masterplan.
The Avlakia Masterplan involves the construction of five new villas, carefully placed on large plots of land on the west coast of Antiparos and near two pristine beaches. OLIAROS curates a complete suite of design, construction, after-sale, maintenance and management services, making the entire process of realising your dream home in Greece completely hassle-free for you. Properties are delivered within 18 months from when the client signs off the final plans, and are customised according to your preference as the building proceeds.
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