Built to celebrate and pay homage to the intoxicatingly beautiful deep blue ocean views across the Ionian Sea, the Silver House is perched high upon a cliffside on the Greek Island of Zakynthos. The sparking white residence frames a stunningly panoramic vista that almost makes you question the reality of its existence, as if this were all but an illusion and constructed for the sole purpose of capturing the theatrically serene alchemy of light, wind and water over the ocean below. The transcendent modernistic architecture of this luxury residence accentuates a boundless reverence to its location and the purity of its setting.
The residence is divided between two levels with the lower floor comprising an entrance hall, living area with dining room and kitchen, swimming pool, terraces, patio and a bedroom, while the second floor houses the master bedroom. Creating a strong relationship between the site and its context, all the living areas are oriented towards the seashore. The ground floor living and dining rooms open to the outdoor areas via large sliding doors, creating a smooth transition between the interior and the exterior living. The homes two exposed terraces are protected from the offshore winds by high walls, allowing residents to enjoy them throughout the day. The clean lines and rectilinear forms of the architecture create a dynamic perspective that frames the sensational views while the use of a bright white for the structure delineates ever-changing blue vistas across the Ionian Sea.
Defined by the visual vernacular of its truly breathtaking seascape views, the Silver House residence faithfully emotes the essence of blue and white Greek Cycladic architecture with a modern contemporary structure. An exuberant study of opposites, the home eliminates the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces with crisp angular forms that emerge from organic surroundings. Its pristine white surfaces compliment the deep blue sea to create a delicate equilibrium of sublime interior comfort and vibrant exterior living.
|Size||3,197 sq. ft. (297.01 m²)|
|Architect||Olivier Dwek Architectures|