Kerasia House

A private family retreat with expansive views of the Ionian Sea

Kerasia House - Entrance Visualisation
Kerasia House, view from the site towards the sea
Kerasia House, Site View 05
Kerasia House, Site View
Kerasia House, Site View
Kerasia House, view from the site towards the sea
Kerasia House, Site View 05
Kerasia House, Site View
Kerasia House, Site View

This house is situated within a grove of olive trees on a steep hillside site, with expansive views over the Ionian Sea. Our brief was to design a family retreat for a repeat client.

Kerasia House, Context
Kerasia House, Context
Kerasia House, Context
Kerasia House, Context
Kerasia House, Context
Kerasia House, Context
Kerasia House, Context
Kerasia House, Context
Kerasia House, Drawing of Corfu
Kerasia House, Drawing of Corfu
Kerasia House - Axo Option A1
Kerasia House, Axo Option D
Kerasia House - Axo Option C
Kerasia House - Axo Option B
Kerasia House - Axo Option A2
Kerasia House - Axo Option A1
Kerasia House, Axo Option D
Kerasia House - Axo Option C
Kerasia House - Axo Option B
Kerasia House - Axo Option A2

The built elements of the project are distributed amongst a collection of small buildings set into the landscape, referencing the vernacular of Corfu’s hilltop villages. The structures have been carefully arranged around the canopies of the ancient trees enclosing a central terraced garden and pool.

Kerasia House, Site Plan
Kerasia House, Site Plan

Through a careful study of the site’s topography and local context, the house is embedded in its surrounding natural landscape. Working with local builders and craftspeople, the external walls of the house will be made from a local stone, with a contemporary interpretation of traditional construction techniques used on the island.

Kerasia House, Context

Further information

Data

Location
Kerasia, Corfu
Project type
Private houses
Status
In progress
Floor area
8313m2

Credits

Gort Scott Team
Jay Gort, Fiona Scott, Joe Crawford, Amy Wong, Dominic Dudley
Collaborators
GAIA property developers (contractors and engineers)

Keywords

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