Beautiful Summer House Greece Half Hidden Within A Slope

The Secret Garden House is an amazing summer residence designed and built by studio Scapearchitecture. The special thing about this project was the way in which the building was integrated into its natural surroundings.

There’s a beautiful symbiotic relationship between architecture and nature and, as the name suggests, this is not unlike a secret retreat within a large garden. The site on which it’s built has a slope which the architects took advantage of. They designed the house as a semi-underground structure surrounded by greenery and with a view towards the sea. On the South side of the house there’s a small olive grove and to the East there’s a cluster of pine trees and these mark the boundaries of the site while also creating a wonderful feeling of immersion in nature.

The house and the beautiful landscape around it share a strong relationship and complement each otherView in gallery
The house and the beautiful landscape around it share a strong relationship and complement each other

This beautiful summer house is located on Paros island in Greece and was completed in 2019. It’s reached via a pathway going through the olive grove and it’s a harmonious mix of indoor and outdoor spaces. The main outdoor area is positioned at the highest point which allows it to make the most of the view towards the sea and the Antiparos Island in the distance. The interior is organized into a series of common and private areas. There’s an open-plan kitchen seamlessly combined with the living room, two guest bedrooms and a master suite with a lovely outdoor shower on its own private patio. The outdoor functions include a sunbathing deck, a shallow pond and a social area underneath the pergola, sheltered from the wind and with a view of the garden.

The kitchen and living room are sharing an open space and soothing and muted color paletteView in gallery
The kitchen and living room are sharing an open space and soothing and muted color palette
Exposed bricks and natural wood add an organic feel to the interiorView in gallery
Exposed bricks and natural wood add an organic feel to the interior
Large windows and skylights flood the rooms with natural lightView in gallery
Large windows and skylights flood the rooms with natural light
The indoor and the outdoor areas are closely and seamlessly interconnectedView in gallery
The indoor and the outdoor areas are closely and seamlessly interconnected
The site on which house is built is slightly sloped and at the highest point the view is amazingView in gallery
The site on which house is built is slightly sloped and at the highest point the view is amazing
The site is delineated by a small olive grove to the south and a cluster of pine trees to the eastView in gallery
The site is delineated by a small olive grove to the south and a cluster of pine trees to the east
The house is partially built into the slope which has been preserved and restored for this reasonView in gallery
The house is partially built into the slope which has been preserved and restored for this reason
A large pergola shelters this breezy living spaceView in gallery
A large pergola shelters this breezy living space
The living area opens onto a large sunbathing deckView in gallery
The living area opens onto a large sunbathing deck
A shallow pond with lounge chairs is one of several outdoor features that make this house amazingView in gallery
A shallow pond with lounge chairs is one of several outdoor features that make this house amazing
On the interior the design is clean and simple and makes use of natural accent materialsView in gallery
On the interior the design is clean and simple and makes use of natural accent materials
The poufs in this room resemble pebbles and add a quirky touch to the decorView in gallery
The poufs in this room resemble pebbles and add a quirky touch to the decor
The garden and surroundings feature beautiful local flora which changes color throughout the yearView in gallery
The garden and surroundings feature beautiful local flora which changes color throughout the year
The guest bedrooms are simple and chic, not unlike the rest of the houseView in gallery
The guest bedrooms are simple and chic, not unlike the rest of the house
The wood adds a lot of warmth and a beautiful texture to the decor View in gallery
The wood adds a lot of warmth and a beautiful texture to the decor