Hidden Hill | gfra architecture

Naxos / Greece

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Hidden Hill is a place where you can feel the freedom of movement and connect with nature, away from everything else.


The owner’s family has been travelling to Naxos for their holidays since 2010. Being Greeks, they have visited most of the islands and Naxos was the first place where they were really happy with the location. So they started looking for a piece of land to create a big house and return each year.


After some time, they found this location, which is really hidden and cannot be seen from the surrounding area. The owners chose this place because it gives you the chance to be alone and enjoy a lot of privacy while being just two minutes drive from restaurants and beaches where you can connect with other people.


In designing the house, the owner wanted to create something minimal and simple that followed the angles and height of the landscape and blended into the surrounding environment.


But she also wanted something extraordinary that made the house different from the rest on the island and the architects designed a really nice pergola to meet this brief. No matter where you are on the estate, you feel like you are surrounded by the environment — the hills, the sky, the sea — and not by a building.


Both of the villas are identical in terms of their living spaces, kitchens and verandahs and can be rented separately or as an entire estate. Because of the high stone walls, there is complete privacy and you can’t see one villa from the other.


Both villas feature eight-metre glass sliding doors that face east and west, as well as a small utility room in the living space. While Villa South has a swimming pool, Villa North is surrounded by gardens. They are separated by the main staircase that leads down to an outdoor fire pit. This is more of a place to socialize as fires are prohibited by law in the summer months. There is also a common area with a calisthenics gym and we are currently building a yoga shala.

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    Hidden Hill is a place where you can feel the freedom of movement and connect with nature, away from everything else. The owner’s family has been travelling to Naxos for their holidays since 2010. Being Greeks, they have visited most of the islands and Naxos was the first place where they were really happy with the location. So they started looking for a piece of land to create a big house and return each year. After some time, they found this location, which is really hidden and cannot...

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