This Grecian holiday home puts a modern twist on the area’s traditional cave-like abodes.

While Santorini’s smooth-edged, white-washed buildings have captivated travelers for decades, so have the island’s yposkafas—the vaulted, cave-style houses delicately nestled into the rocky terrain. This holiday home  embodies everything wonderful about such cave-style dwellings, yet with a minimalistic and modern twist. Designed by local studio Kapsimalis Architects, this striking, 1,076-square-foot abode gracefully blends in with its peaceful landscape, and also embraces views of the Aegean Sea below.

The elongated, rectangular form has been delicately nestled into the island's steep terrain.

The elongated, rectangular form has been delicately nestled into the island’s steep terrain. 

Courtesy of Giorgos Sfakianakis

The floor-to-ceiling glass doors slide open to fully connect the interiors with the pool terrace, blurring the boundaries between inside and out.



The excavated material has been used to shape the property's exterior features.

The excavated material has been used to shape the property’s exterior features.

Courtesy of Giorgos Sfakianakis

Free-standing concrete walls along the terrace delineates the two lateral staircases, directing the eye toward the captivating sea beyond.

Free-standing concrete walls along the terrace delineates the two lateral staircases, directing the eye toward the captivating sea beyond.  

Courtesy of Giorgos Sfakianakis

See the full story on Dwell.com: A Modern Home Is Gently Slotted Into a Steep Slope in Santorini

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