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April 25, 2022

Secret Garden House is a secret refuge detached from the cosmopolitan bustle of Paros island.

The hybrid character of Secret Garden House, a private residence in Faragas, in the southwestern part of the Greek island of Paros, was conceived by Scapearchitecture. The result is an entire building in balance between landscape and architecture, incorporating it into the natural slope of the plot.

Photo: Ioanna Roufopoulou

This private residence is a secret refuge detached from the cosmopolitan bustle of the island. The residence is divided into an open space kitchen, a living room, two marine-style guest bedrooms, a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and all the necessary comforts. The main bathroom also has an outside shower area.

Built on a slightly sloping land toward the sea, the residence embraces its position and takes advantage of its peculiarities. Surrounded by an olive grove and a pine forest, which defines its boundaries, Secret Garden House is characterized by the main body of the house semi-submerged and conceived as a sort of “cave-building.” It’s connected to the outdoor area through an open-air corridor.

Photo: Ioanna Roufopoulou

Large glazed openings, hidden in the masonry, make the residence an open space and improve the osmotic experience with the outdoor, an integral part of living comfort, maximized by the contribution of natural light.

Photo: Ioanna Roufopoulou

The outdoor living area consists of a fully equipped kitchen, a sun terrace, and an artificial pond that allows the inhabitants of the house to cool off during the hot summer months. Protected from the northern winds typical of the Cyclades, it is possible to enjoy an unobstructed view toward the surrounding garden, the sea, and the island of Antiparos.

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