Theodore Zouboulakis, a member of a well-known Athens art-dealing family, designed his own holiday retreat on the island of Hydra, merging traditional Greek architecture with industrial elements (think: stucco meets steel). Zoumboulakis studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and received a masters of architecture at UCLA; he works with Hermes in Paris and has also designed all the spaces for the Zoumboulakis Galleries. See more of his work at Zouboulakis Architects.
Above: Zouboulakis’ waterfront house is located in the village of Vlykos on the island of Hydra.
Above: A shaded patio overlooking the sea.
Above: Zouboulakis used concrete counters and stainless appliances in the kitchen.
Above: A reclaimed marble basin serves as the kitchen sink.
Above: Kitchen essentials are suspended from a rail mounted on the vent hood.
Above: Zouboulakis devised an open-plan interior, merging the living and dining spaces.
Above: A sofa covered in nautical blue and white stripes anchors the living room.
Above: A Chair One with Concrete Base by Konstantic Grcic for Magis contrasts with an antique sideboard.
Above: Another view of the living room.
Above: Zouboulakis’ steel staircase adds a modern note to the interior.
Above: A bedroom opens to the outdoors.
Above: The master bedroom features a concrete trough sink.
Above: A green-painted Adirondack chair anchors a corner of a pass-through room.