The project consists of two villas, successfully positioned in a way that allows each villa to obtain its privacy. It follows contemporary architecture where earth colors prevail while its configuration focuses on the direct relationship between the exterior and the interior.
The plot is located in Agakou Metochi , Heraklion, Crete. It covers an area of 1300 m2 and it is within settlement, surrounded by beautiful olive trees, with views to the sea on the upper level, features that makes the plot ideal for residency.
The Agakou Metochi project includes two residences consisting of two floors each, with total area of 123,2 m2 and of 95.24 m2. The first one on the West, consists of three en suite bedrooms, open plan kitchen – dining area and a living room while the second on the East includes two en suite bedrooms also an open plan kitchen – dining area and a living room.
The designed external areas provide a lounge area and a swimming pool of 20 m2 placed in direct relationship with the internal living areas. Both the residences have parking areas as well as adjoining natural gardens obtaining privacy and terraces on the upper floors with unobstructed view towards the sea.
The austerity of the contemporary geometric volumes stands against the warmth of the natural earth colors of stone and timber, achieving a perfect balance between traditional and contemporary. A materiality choice that also aimed to the integration of the project into the existing olive grove of the site, offering a peaceful environment so close to the Heraklion city center.
Agakou Metochi is located 15 minutes from the city center of Heraklion.
It took its name from Nurandin Agakaki who owned the area during the Ottoman period.