Maria Kardami

Ornos Private Property

Maria Kardami Design Studio have designed new guest quarters for a private property near the village of Ornos, Mykonos. Built in massive stone that echoes the ancient drystone walls characteristic of the island, and set high into the hillside, the addition looks as if it had grown out of the landscape.

The rooms are arranged in a row, enfilade and with interconnected doors, along the long side of the building and all open onto a long terrace bounded by a low stone wall, overlooking the sea.

The interiors are minimalist, with the softly rounded corners and doorways typical of the local architecture. They are rendered in white Venetian-style lime plaster, giving the walls a subtly modulated, almost luminescent quality

The spacious guest suites are all slightly different, and all furnished with elegant simplicity. Dark wood platform beds and chaises longue are upholstered in creamy white, as are curving chairs — reminiscent of Cycladic sculpture — in front of rounded dressing table mirrors accentuated by a thin, dark bronze frames. Bronze and black lighting fixtures, and sculptural tables in black wood or silver and gold metal complete the furnishings. Rounded niches in the walls and openings between rooms are a witty architectural reference to the interiors of Mykonos’ famous dovecotes.

The guest bathrooms are equally refined. Freestanding stone bathtubs and pedestal sinks are served by bronze taps, faucets and rainfall shower heads, and the subtly curved shapes of the mirrors continue the visual theme of the bedrooms. A large dressing room, with space for the guests’ articles of luggage, accommodates all the garments and other articles needed for an extended stay.

The atmosphere of effortless ease Maria Kardami Design Studio have created, brings the guests into sync with the surrounding elements while creating a calm space into which to retire after a day spent outdoors.

Ornos Private Property
Ornos Private Property
Ornos Private Property
Ornos Private Property
Ornos Private Property
Ornos Private Property
Ornos Private Property
Ornos Private Property
Ornos Private Property
Ornos Private Property

About the Project

Maria Kardami Design Studio have designed new guest quarters for a private property near the village of Ornos, Mykonos. Built in massive stone that echoes the ancient drystone walls characteristic of the island, and set high into the hillside, the addition looks as if it had grown out of the landscape.

The rooms are arranged in a row, enfilade and with interconnected doors, along the long side of the building and all open onto a long terrace bounded by a low stone wall, overlooking the sea.

The interiors are minimalist, with the softly rounded corners and doorways typical of the local architecture. They are rendered in white Venetian-style lime plaster, giving the walls a subtly modulated, almost luminescent quality

The spacious guest suites are all slightly different, and all furnished with elegant simplicity. Dark wood platform beds and chaises longue are upholstered in creamy white, as are curving chairs — reminiscent of Cycladic sculpture — in front of rounded dressing table mirrors accentuated by a thin, dark bronze frames. Bronze and black lighting fixtures, and sculptural tables in black wood or silver and gold metal complete the furnishings. Rounded niches in the walls and openings between rooms are a witty architectural reference to the interiors of Mykonos’ famous dovecotes.

The guest bathrooms are equally refined. Freestanding stone bathtubs and pedestal sinks are served by bronze taps, faucets and rainfall shower heads, and the subtly curved shapes of the mirrors continue the visual theme of the bedrooms. A large dressing room, with space for the guests’ articles of luggage, accommodates all the garments and other articles needed for an extended stay.

The atmosphere of effortless ease Maria Kardami Design Studio have created, brings the guests into sync with the surrounding elements while creating a calm space into which to retire after a day spent outdoors.