City Moments Villa

Architectural Study / Design Study: creative SA
Study Period: November 2020 - March 2021
Construction period: November 2022 - July 2023
Land area: 670 sq.m.
Total square meters of houses: 405sq.m.

Type: Tourist Accommodation


The project concerns the restoration and the new interior design of a neoclassical building of 405 sq.m., built in 1932, intended for residential use, in the centre of Chania city.

It is an old tile-roofed stone two-storey building, on a corner plot of 670sq.m., which is surrounded by two main roads, resulting in the building being ground floor on one side and semi-basement on the other, due to the slope of the ground. At the same time, the surrounding area was landscaped with the creation of an enclosed tree-lined courtyard with two entrances, one per street.

The ground floor is chosen to acquire the character of an urban contemporary residence, with references to objects and textures of earlier decades. Parquet wooden flooring, objects with golden details, marble and leather, strong elements of the building's reconstruction era are the basic decorative principles. In all areas of the home, furniture, equipment and decorative details - elements of the modern trend - create a contrast with the existing space and bridge the past with the present.

The semi-basement, on the contrary, becomes a place of relaxation, with references to holiday homes. Internally, it manages to combine local architecture with modern design, both in terms of floor plan and in the use of materials, where stone and wood dominate, both internally and externally. This is a residential space within the urban centre in full harmony with nature, combining the pressed concrete with natural wood, the solidity of the stone walls and the Mediterranean plants.


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