The property is located in the village Listaros on the northern foothills of the Asterousia mountain range. Since the 35th Parallel passes right through the plot, the project was named "Project 35 North". The northwest orientation of the property offers an unhindered view of the Lybian Sea to the west and the mountain range of Psiloritis to the north.
The design concept was based on the Bauhaus and Minimalism styles as the building consists of clear, simple lines. The challenge of this project was to ideally adapt the design of the building to the slope in order to take full advantage of the sea view (in the West) and the mountains (in the North). This was achieved with two horizontally and vertically escalating volumes (West Wing and East Wing), which are developed on the slope, providing view in both directions. The two wings are interconnected at an intermediate level, through a transparent cube (with a glass door to the South and a window to the north), which overlooks the Olive patio and the mountain volumes.
Functionally, the home could be divided into 2 sections. A "private" section (bedrooms and a bathroom in the West Wing) and a "public" section (office, small bathroom, living room, kitchen area in the Eastern Wing). The highlights of the house include the visible concrete wall in the living room, the large windows, the forged cement floor of the East Wing and entrance area, the West Wing's Parquet and an outdoor shower. An aluminum pergola was also placed for flexible shading of the veranda and the entrance area. For the fencing of the plot and the landscaping of the surrounding area, stone walls were constructed. Architectural Concept: Veit Grundmann, Munich.
(University Professor, Germany):
"Building this architecturally challenging house with Stavros (Alexandrakis) was a great experience. He took care of all the difficult Greek paperwork and was always very responsive to emails and phone calls. Stavros kept sending us pictures of the progress at the construction site 2-3 times per week. Building the house remotely from Germany with only two on-site visits during the construction phase was not a problem at all. The project was an overall extremely pleasant experience and we are almost sad that it has been completed 2 months before the completion date we had agreed upon."