I S T O R I A , S A N T O R I N I
ISTORIA means "Story" in Greek - this place resembles a retreat - a place that allows you to create your own story; your own special memory.
I t's true : finding solitude in the iconic Greek island of Santorini might be a challenge for most people. Between the towering white and blue structures are droves of visitors wanting to get a glimpse of the half-moon-shaped caldera that glistens in the sunset. But in Perivolos Beach, lies an unexpectedly quiet enclave that was formed in the pursuit of memorializing a long-forgotten story.
Designed by Greek interior design firm, Interior Design Laboratorium, the idea of ISTORIA was formed through the stories of the people that once resided at a deserted private residence that overlooks the Aegean Sea.
The original structure was composed of 5 stables where the original owner used to keep her beloved horses - this story sparked the inspiration for different ideas and images gathered from all over the globe to form a whole new residential experience.
The facade is entirely inspired by the local architecture of Santorini. Traditional arched doors with window openings and thick structural walls are the dominant features of ISTORIA, while the well-conceptualized structure, guides the visitor through a succession of spaces enhancing the residential experience.