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A Modern Greek Villa Built Into the Cliffside Overlooking the Sea

07.12.22 | By
A Modern Greek Villa Built Into the Cliffside Overlooking the Sea

Block722 designed this modern holiday home on the southern edge of Lefkada, a Greek Island overlooking the Ionian Sea. Developed by Hadamisteko and constructed by Paleros Dream Homes, Villa Apollon is located on a cliffside surrounded by local, green vegetation and ocean views. The entrance to the home begins at the highest point with paved terraces leading visitors down to the main house.

exterior rear view of modern house in Greece with stone exterior

To not visually overtake the landscape, Block722 built part of the house into the land allowing the architecture to slope down with the natural topographic lines of the site. While almost invisible from the street above, the house is oriented towards the water offering views from every room. When entering through the front door, uninterrupted sight lines draw eyes directly to the ocean beyond.

exterior of modern house looking out to minimalist pool and out to ocean

exterior of modern house looking out to minimalist pool and out to ocean

The outdoor space includes a dining area, fully equipped barbecue kitchen, and swimming pool for maximum relaxation.

covered terrace of outdoor eating area

down view of minimalist stairs descending into blue swimming pool

exterior side view of stone clad house surrounded by pathways and native landscaping

exterior view into stone clad house

interior view looking to front door with plants on the floor

looking down minimalist hallway with plants at the end

interior view of modern home with minimalist kitchen

interior view looking through house to exterior ocean view

interior view of modern living room lit by natural daylight

The interiors are decked out with modern furnishings and fixtures, along with textured surfaces that give nod to its Mediterranean location. Teak wood covers the living room ceiling, which juxtaposes the pale terrazzo floors.

interior view split with modern living room and outside patio

Floor-to-ceiling doors slide to the side to extend the interior outdoors to enjoy the best views.

interior view of modern dining table and chairs

simple sick area with stone counter

long hallway view with light at the end and minimalist black and wood sinks on side wall

view of bedroom looking out to outdoor patio

outdoor view looking into modern bedroom with sliding glass door open

modern bedroom view with natural and neutral tones and materials

modern bedroom view with natural and neutral tones and materials

sky view looking down to a modern backyard patio with seating and swimming pool

sky view looking down to a modern backyard patio with seating and swimming pool

Photos by Yiorgos Kordakis.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.