Villa Messenia by Block722
Villa Messenia, designed in 2021 by Block722, is a luxury vacation home located in Messenia, Greece.
This stunning residence blends the elegance of a chic urban retreat with the all-natural feel and openness of an idyllic getaway. Situated on a generous, sloped, seaside plot and surrounded by native Mediterranean vegetation, Villa Messenia is the perfect place for a family getaway. Spanning 310 sq. m (3,335 sq. ft), the house is arranged across three floors, featuring two living areas, a large dining room, a professional kitchen, and 8 bedrooms.
The interior composition is built around the clean yet warm and textured organic minimalism that defines Block722’s work, utilizing dark and light timber, natural stone, terrazzo floors, marble, metal and soft white walls. Custom-designed furniture pieces, handmade craft-led items, and specially commissioned pieces such as rope wall art further add a bespoke touch to the property.
About Villa Messenia
Block722 Creates an Effortless Luxury Getaway
Blending the elegance of a chic urban retreat with the all-natural feel and openness of an idyllic getaway, Block722 transformed a client’s existing residence in Messenia, Greece into a luxurious vacation home. Designing the entire interior concept, the team at Block722 crafted a high specification house with a confident, design-led, serene environment steeped in nature.
A Discreet Retreat in a Generous Seaside Plot
The property is located on a generous, sloped, seaside plot (2,333 sq. ft). The building is set towards the top of the site, yet still sits comfortably away from the estate’s borders, remaining discreet and near invisible from the street. The surroundings are engulfed in native, Mediterranean vegetation, including an olive grove, which both enriches the vistas and enhances the residents’ connection with nature. It also cleverly conceals the home from prying eyes.
A Textured Organic Minimalism Elevates the Interior
Spanning 310 sq. m (3,337 sq. ft), the house is arranged across three floors. The main entrance and the building’s ground level features two living areas (one set on a sheltered outdoor terrace, and one indoors), a large dining room designed to host an excess of twelve guests, and a professional kitchen. On the upper floor, the master bedroom enjoys long views across the green site and the water beyond. The lower ground level houses seven bedrooms and the garage.
The interior composition is built around the clean yet warm and textured organic minimalism that defines Block722’s work. The material palette includes dark and light timber (predominantly oak) for floors and joinery, light coloured marble, metal, and soft white walls. A mix of natural stone and terrazzo floors complete the concept, contrasted by bold metal frames for the openings. Light, nature-inspired colourings dominate, with contrasts, for example by the dark metalwork, which add sharpness and definition.
Bespoke Furniture and Accents Enhance the Design
Block722 custom-designed a range of furniture pieces for the project – from the main, round dining table to the study in the master bedroom, and various side and bedside tables. Carefully handmade, craft-led items elevate the interior throughout and underline the design team’s attention to detail. Meanwhile, especially commissioned pieces, such as the rope wall art on some of the bedroom headboards, further highlight the project’s richness and bespoke creativity.
Photography courtesy of Block722
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