Photo by <a href="https://brechenmacher-baumann.com"> Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann </a>
Photo by Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann

In Mykonos, Greece, right in front of the majestic Aegean Sea, there is Villa Mandra, a beautifully raw vacation home.

Photo by <a href="https://brechenmacher-baumann.com"> Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann </a>
Photo by Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann

A young couple who wanted a summer retreat to host friends and family, reached out to K Studio who created the project.

Photo by <a href="https://brechenmacher-baumann.com"> Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann </a>
Photo by Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann

The house is conceived around three main blocks that surround a central courtyard. Two blocks are covered of traditional Greek whitewash, while a third one was made of the stones found during excavation works.

Photo by <a href="https://brechenmacher-baumann.com"> Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann </a>
Photo by Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann

A giant, sturdy stone also serves as a support for a roofing covering an outdoor patio. In fact, Villa Mandra is though out to be lived in the outdoors as much as possible, so it needed to be shielded from the harsh weather of Greek summer.

Photo by <a href="https://brechenmacher-baumann.com"> Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann </a>
Photo by Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann

The house is a combination of different materials and texture, all delivering of a raw, genuine feel, such as the wood of the furniture, the concrete lintels surrounding the swimming pool or the ceramic decorations scattered all over the house.

Photo by <a href="https://brechenmacher-baumann.com"> Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann </a>
Photo by Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann