Maison Messaria

Location: Santorini, Greece

Date: 2015

Location Address: Messaria

Status: Completed Works

The old lavish house renovated and transformed into a luxurious villa, fully harmonized with the natural environment in the picturesque village of Messaria. Architects main concept was to maintain the traditional island architecture and combined it with contemporary design, elegance and modern amenities in a total white scenery with the use of color as a design tool in order to give a touch of uniqueness.

An old stately house in Messaria renovated into a luxurious villa
The old stately house is located in the center of Messaria, the crossroad of Santorini. Messaria village is situated in the center of Santorini and its existence is recorded back to the middle of 17th century. The original architecture of the village is interesting, a combination of stately houses and domed shape cave houses tunneled into the volcano rock.
The villa is comprised of four traditional suites, with an inspirational color palette for each villa highlighting the total white background. The two outdoor heated jacuzzis and two spacious patios invite guests to enjoy the energy and lifestyle of authentic Santorini. Suites are crafted with high respect in traditional architecture.
Using widely natural materials, elegant furniture with references to traditional elements (built-in beds and sofas), antiques pieces of historical and sentimental value, it is achieved a relaxing and sensational ambience indoors and outdoors. The rounded edges inside and outside of the building combined with the use of concrete, preformed into unique forms creating the illusion that the actual dimension is lost and the building is characterized by plasticity and movement, the characteristic morphological feature of projects by Oikos Architecture.

Photography by Stella Kritikou.