Green Roofs With Native Plants Enhance This Home Built Into A Rocky Hillside

Athens-based architecture studio Block722, has shared photos of a modern home they have completed that's perched on the rocky slopes above the Mediterranean Sea on the Cycladic Island of Syros.
Key to the design of this modern home are the multiple green roofs that help the home seamlessly blend into the surrounding landscape.

Photography by Ana Santl

Athens-based architecture studio Block722, has shared photos of a modern home they have completed that’s perched on the rocky slopes above the Mediterranean Sea on the Cycladic Island of Syros.

Key to the design of this modern home are the multiple green roofs that help the home seamlessly blend into the surrounding landscape.
Photography by George Pappas

The client’s brief outlined a home inspired by the simple forms of the Greek island vernacular and has a blend of low-key, gentle architecture, minimalist forms, natural materials, and neutral colors.

Key to the design of this modern home are the multiple green roofs that help the home seamlessly blend into the surrounding landscape.
Photography by George Pappas

The main house contains a primary suite, a second bedroom, and a flowing, open-plan living space. Two guest suites provide additional sleeping quarters, remaining connected to the primary residence through shared facilities and vistas.

Key to the design of this modern home are the multiple green roofs that help the home seamlessly blend into the surrounding landscape.
Photography by George Pappas

Key to the design of the home are the multiple green roofs that help the home seamlessly blend into the surrounding landscape.

Key to the design of this modern home are the multiple green roofs that help the home seamlessly blend into the surrounding landscape.
Photography by George Pappas
Key to the design of this modern home are the multiple green roofs that help the home seamlessly blend into the surrounding landscape.
Photography by Ana Santl

The home is arranged around a network of pathways that connect both enclosed spaces and the various terraces, gardens, and patios on site.

This modern home is arranged around a network of pathways that connect both enclosed spaces and the various terraces, gardens, and patios on site.
Photography by Ana Santl

A garden of native species surrounds the home, complementing the green roofs.

A garden of native species surrounds the home, complementing the green roofs.
Photography by Ana Santl

A variety of terraces and patios expands the living areas of the home, with some furnished with lounges, while others are for dining or relaxing in the shade.

A modern terrace built into the hillside includes a lounge area.
Photography by Ana Santl
A modern shaded terrace furnished for outdoor dining.
Photography by Ana Santl
A modern shaded terrace.
Photography by Ana Santl
A modern shaded terrace.
Photography by Ana Santl

A swimming pool with an infinity edge provides a place to cool off with uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean Sea.

A swimming pool with an infinity edge provides a place to cool off with uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Photography by Ana Santl
A swimming pool with an infinity edge provides a place to cool off with uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Photography by Ana Santl

Throughout the home, the material palette includes Olympus marble, travertine stone, bamboo, and oak wood.

A modern interior with a neutral and earthy material palette.
Photography by Ana Santl
A modern interior with a neutral and earthy material palette.
Photography by Ana Santl

Bespoke details, like the built-in shelving in the living room, have also been included throughout the home.

A modern living room with a neutral color and material palette, and built-in shelving and doors that open to a terrace.
Photography by Ana Santl
A modern living room with a neutral color and material palette, and built-in shelving and doors that open to a terrace.
Photography by Ana Santl

In the dining area, a bench has been built-in at the end of the table and under the window.

In this dining area, a bench has been built-in at the end of the table and under the window.
Photography by Ana Santl

Each of the bedrooms of the home includes a very paired back palette and water views.

A modern bedroom with windows that open to a sea view.
Photography by Ana Santl
A modern bedroom with doors that open to a terrace.
Photography by Ana Santl

Other bedrooms in the home have doors that open to terraces.

A modern bedroom with doors that open to a terrace.
Photography by Ana Santl
A modern bedroom with doors that open to a terrace.
Photography by Ana Santl

In one of the bathrooms, a double vanity is located below a large window that provides natural light and views of the garden.

In this modern bathroom, a double vanity is located below a large window that provides natural light and views of the garden.
Photography by Ana Santl

Overall architectural drawings.

Architectural drawings for a modern house.
Architectural drawings for a modern house.
Architectural drawings for a modern house.

The architectural drawings for the main house.

Architectural drawings for a modern house.
Architectural drawings for a modern house.

The architectural drawing for the north guest house.

Architectural drawings for a modern house.

The architectural drawing for the south guest house.

Architectural drawings for a modern house.
Masterplanning & Architecture: Block722 | Construction manager: Block722 – Michael Gryllakis | Architectural Supervision: Block722 | Image editor: Ana Santl and Maria Siorba | Creative Direction: Block722 | Construction/Site Engineer: Isidoros Rossolatos | HVAC consultant: Regeon PC- Kapetanakis K. & M. | Interior Design: Block722 – Structural Eng: Isidoros Rossolatos | Landscape: Outside Landscape Architecture | Lighting Study: Skia lighting | MEP: Leonardos Roussos

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