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An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece

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A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern design fan go Greek.
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  Stone walls, a pine tree exploding out of a deep overhang, iroko decking, outdoor rooms, a glassy swimming pool, and endless views of the sea make this home a paragon of indoor-outdoor living.  Photo by: Andrea WynerCourtesy of: Andrea Wyner

    Stone walls, a pine tree exploding out of a deep overhang, iroko decking, outdoor rooms, a glassy swimming pool, and endless views of the sea make this home a paragon of indoor-outdoor living.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    Courtesy of: Andrea Wyner

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  Life at the Plane House is all about relaxing and hanging out with friends for co-owner and Athenian Achilleas Mourtzouchos. Here he does a bit of lounge-side grilling on a modular Pure seating system by Viteo. Even the fire table and grill are part of the Austrian outdoor furniture company’s line.  Photo by: Andrea WynerCourtesy of: Andrea Wyner

    Life at the Plane House is all about relaxing and hanging out with friends for co-owner and Athenian Achilleas Mourtzouchos. Here he does a bit of lounge-side grilling on a modular Pure seating system by Viteo. Even the fire table and grill are part of the Austrian outdoor furniture company’s line.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    Courtesy of: Andrea Wyner

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  A sliding wall in the living room pivots 90 degrees to reveal a small space near the door and to close off part of the room.  Photo by: Andrea WynerCourtesy of: Andrea Wyner

    A sliding wall in the living room pivots 90 degrees to reveal a small space near the door and to close off part of the room.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    Courtesy of: Andrea Wyner

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  Achilleas and his girlfriend Alexia lounge on an Extrasoft sofa by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani.  Photo by: Andrea WynerCourtesy of: Andrea Wyner

    Achilleas and his girlfriend Alexia lounge on an Extrasoft sofa by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    Courtesy of: Andrea Wyner

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  The Mourtzouchoses entertain constantly, which means that food is rarely far from anyone’s mind. Alexia sets a Tio table (with matching chairs) by Massproductions, over which hangs a thatch of dried palm fronds.  Photo by: Andrea WynerCourtesy of: Andrea Wyner

    The Mourtzouchoses entertain constantly, which means that food is rarely far from anyone’s mind. Alexia sets a Tio table (with matching chairs) by Massproductions, over which hangs a thatch of dried palm fronds.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    Courtesy of: Andrea Wyner

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  Both master bedrooms are accessible from the large deck and a covered walkway and garden tucked behind them.  Photo by: Andrea WynerCourtesy of: Andrea Wyner

    Both master bedrooms are accessible from the large deck and a covered walkway and garden tucked behind them.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    Courtesy of: Andrea Wyner

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  Alexia, Achilleas, and friend Fotini prepare lunch in the kitchen, outfitted with cabinets by Zeyko.  Photo by: Andrea WynerCourtesy of: Andrea Wyner

    Alexia, Achilleas, and friend Fotini prepare lunch in the kitchen, outfitted with cabinets by Zeyko.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    Courtesy of: Andrea Wyner

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  A UFO bathtub by Benedini Associati for Agape lends an alien touch to one of the master bathrooms.  Photo by: Andrea WynerCourtesy of: Andrea Wyner

    A UFO bathtub by Benedini Associati for Agape lends an alien touch to one of the master bathrooms.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    Courtesy of: Andrea Wyner

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  In an effort to root the home to its location, the team elected to use dry-stacked slate quarried from a nearby island for much of the main structure. “These walls are common in the Pelion area of Greece,” says Achilleas.  Photo by: Andrea WynerCourtesy of: Andrea Wyner

    In an effort to root the home to its location, the team elected to use dry-stacked slate quarried from a nearby island for much of the main structure. “These walls are common in the Pelion area of Greece,” says Achilleas.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    Courtesy of: Andrea Wyner

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  Made from white aluminum and oiled teak, the wooden sun loungers are from Viteo’s Pure collection. The long low table is made of Corian by DuPont and comes from the same line of outdoor furniture.  Photo by: Andrea WynerCourtesy of: Andrea Wyner

    Made from white aluminum and oiled teak, the wooden sun loungers are from Viteo’s Pure collection. The long low table is made of Corian by DuPont and comes from the same line of outdoor furniture.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    Courtesy of: Andrea Wyner

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  Achilleas and his friend Jovi tend the grill, which was Achilleas’s own design and is supported by a concrete beam—cast with slate stones embedded in it—just above the opening.  Photo by: Andrea WynerCourtesy of: Andrea Wyner

    Achilleas and his friend Jovi tend the grill, which was Achilleas’s own design and is supported by a concrete beam—cast with slate stones embedded in it—just above the opening.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    Courtesy of: Andrea Wyner

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  The living room, sports a trio of Shell chairs by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son.  Photo by: Andrea WynerCourtesy of: Andrea Wyner

    The living room, sports a trio of Shell chairs by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    Courtesy of: Andrea Wyner

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  Completed in 2011, the two-story Plane House—
a wordplay riffing on its simplicity and strong, horizontal lines—now caters to what Konstantinos calls two “speeds” of life.  Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    Completed in 2011, the two-story Plane House—
a wordplay riffing on its simplicity and strong, horizontal lines—now caters to what Konstantinos calls two “speeds” of life.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

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