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Private home - Kavala (Greece)

Minimal classic

In Kavala, the ancient Greek city of Neapolis located between Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, the designer Athanasios Kalafatis created a private residence with an elegant, harmonious atmosphere
Author
Benedetto Marzullo
Architect
Athanasios Kalafatis
Surfaces
NAXOS
Year of completion
2013

The project described in this article is a minimalist but classically-inspired private home in Kavala in Greece, close to the ancient city of Neapolis located between Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. Standing on a promontory overlooking the Aegean coast, Kavala lies in an area of great natural beauty midway between Thessaloniki and Alexandroupolis and a short distance from the Turkish and Bulgarian borders. Like the area as a whole, the building in which the apartment is located has been developed specifically for tourism and consists of a mini-condominium with large terraces ideal as a destination for relaxing, comfortable summer holidays by the sea. Designed by architect Athanasios Kalafatis, the apartment stands out for its elegant, harmonious atmosphere. It occupies an elevated position with excellent natural lighting, enhanced by the colour choices of both the furnishings and finishes. Consisting of a large living space with dining area, kitchenette, bedrooms and adjoining bathrooms, the apartment is furnished in a minimalist style while maintaining a classical look with carefully contrasting design elements. Examples include the sitting room furnishings and dining table with coordinated chairs, the harmonised style of the bed and bedside tables in the sleeping area, the table with a stylised leg structure in the kitchen, and last but not least the bathroom dominated by a Victorian bathtub with lion’s paw feet. For the floor covering in the common areas and kitchen, the architect chose the Full Metal collection from Monocibec in the colour Beige and size 60×60 cm, while the Ontario collection from Monocibec in the colour Faggio and plank format was used in the sleeping area, where it harmonises perfectly with the wood of the exposed roof structure, the furniture and the decorations. The Euphoria collection from Naxos was chosen to customise the bathrooms in coordination with various decorations in the range: Campanula Mix 12.5×45 cm strips for the rustic bathroom; Azalea mix 8×48 cm strips for the romantic style bathroom. Last but not least, the Ontario collection with its grip finish ideal for outdoor use was chosen for the balconies along with opaque glass elements and exterior bamboo furnishings.

Tiles
Naxos, Euphoria
Type
single firing
Sizes
25x45 , 5x45, 12,5x45
Colours
mosaico legno, listello stile, listello campanula, listello azalea
Technical characteristics
Water absorpion (ISO 10545-3): 10% Chemical resistance (ISO 10545-13): conforme
Resistance to deep abrasion (ISO 10545-6): conforme
Stain resistance (ISO 10545-14): conforme
Modulus of rupture and breaking strength (ISO 10545-4): conforme
Thermal shock resistance (ISO 10545-9): conforme
Certifications and awards
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