Located in the town of Patmos, ideally situated on a slope overlooking the port of Patmos and the infinitely blue Aegean, villa St. Martin’s is a grand holiday residence that portrays a close integration of building and landscape. The pavilion is surrounded by trees, yet conveys a sense of intimacy inspired by the monasteries of Patmos.
Exposed stone is used for the exterior, bringing the structure in contact with the earth. An enigmatic entrance courtyard where dramatically placed high arches divert attention from the building leads to an internal patio. Serving as a buffer between the social and the intimate spaces of the house, the patio is a serene place with natural light coming in, granting it with a monastery like atmosphere.
A sky blue wooden door leads to the main living areas of the residence which are infinitely spacious, yet somehow convey a sense of intimacy. Unexpected elements such as striking colors are combined with traditional furnishings and decorative features that pay respect to the island’s tradition.
The structure includes a large, fully equipped kitchen that serves a generous dining area. An external staircase takes us to a scatter of cubic structures that serve as bedrooms and guestrooms, creating different environments and taking advantage of a variety of views. One of the highlights of the pavilion is the upper terrace that allows for uninterrupted views of the magnificent surrounding landscape.
All in all, this imposing villa is the perfect getaway for the sophisticated visitors of Patmos, who wish to slow down and sink in the atmosphere of joy and spirituality of this unusual island.
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