Set in one of the most privileged locations of southern Paros, this villa is a gorgeous six bedroom summer home with striking views of the bay of Faragas and a breathtaking sunset. True to the vernacular architecture, the structure is composed of strict geometric forms, clean lines and dazzling white surfaces that create an interesting contrast with the soothing colors of the sea and sky.
The outdoor pergola-shaped dining and lounge areas are adjacent to an L-shaped infinity pool that blends in the seascape, creating the illusion of weightlessness. The interior is composed of minimal ornamentation and flat surfaces as dictated by the less-is-more philosophy of the Cycladic design. Minimal yet ultimately luxurious, the living areas feature large openings that offer stunning views of the landscape. Stark-white walls accentuate the cutting-edge Italian furniture and a few carefully selected art pieces that are casually placed throughout the house.
There is minimum usage of furniture and accessories, while great emphasis has been laid on spaciousness. The living room, kitchen and dining area are divided by high arches that add a geometric slant and optimize the illusion of openness. Orientated to offer views of the sea, the comfortable sofas and raw-wood coffee table are highlighted by the pale-colored polished stone floorings. The designer raw-wood dining table is served by a stylish kitchen that is fully equipped for home-cooking. In the same concept, the bedrooms are large and inviting, with designer furnishings and carefully selected upholstery aimed to pamper our senses and create an atmosphere of ultimate relaxation. All bedrooms lead to gorgeous verandas and offer stunning views of the settings. There are also two independent guest houses that are accordingly decorated and are ideal for couples or guests.
Paros has a deserved reputation for being a friendly island, and the main port of Parikia seems to welcome guests with open arms. Beyond the port the island rises through gentle slopes to Mt Profitis Ilias (770m). White marble made Paros prosperous from the Early Cycladic period onwards – most famously, the Venus de Milo was carved from Parian marble, as was Napoleon’s tomb. The other major settlement, Naousa, on the north coast, is a charming resort with a colourful fishing harbour and a developing waterside lounge scene that may one day rival that of Mykonos. On the east coast is the charming low-key resort of Piso Livadi. Deep at the heart of Paros is the peaceful mountain village of Lefkes.
Neighbouring is the smaller and charming island of Antiparos with its spellbinding stalagmite filled cave.