In the suburbs of the picturesque village of Douliana and in natural rural surroundings, the request was for a ‘traditional’ stone house. The challenge was to avoid imitation and construct something contemporary based on the traditional rationale though. The house respects and utilizes the leveling of the plot, has a simple clear and practical internal structure and on the same time the optimum north-south orientation. The areas and the openings are arranged with respect to the view and to the bioclimatic design principles. Typical traditional features are used not as decorative elements but to serve the initial fundamental need that created them -arches for the big opening, stone drainage for the raining waters etc. Finally, most of the materials, stone and wood, comes from the plot itself and the wider area.