Elounda Villa is a stunning beachfront villa in the high-end village of Elounda on the Greek island of Crete.
How would you describe Platanos Villa in a nutshell?
Platanos Villa is a peaceful, secluded oasis that blends into a dramatic backdrop of mountains overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The house is beautifully designed for serious lounging and making the most of your getaway with loved ones.
What is the story behind Platanos Villa, what was your inspiration to create it?
Platanos Villa is the shared project of four friends/two couples with a joint passion for art, architecture and vintage design. In the summer of 2020 (when we managed to travel during the pandemic), we fell in love with the area.
During the design and build, we wanted to incorporate local materials and the colours of nature as much as possible. Constructed from stone, the house is composed of two rectangular volumes, which are integrated into the mountain slope. With the wild garden mirroring the natural flora, the house feels as though it is part of the landscape, despite its large volume.
How would you describe the atmosphere, architecture and interior design of Platanos Villa?
The architectural lines are contemporary and rigid while the interior and finishings display curved lines. Together with the different textures, this gives the house a warm and hospitable feel. Earthy shades feature in the colour palette while the bright light that is so typical of Crete makes for a warm atmosphere.
To you personally, what is so special about Platanos Villa?
The view never gets old. When staying at the villa, you feel like a king or a queen on a mountaintop and can experience beautiful summer days in complete privacy. The only sound you hear is from the occasional flock of goats or sheep that wander around the area. We like to think of it as our home away from home.