Infinity pool overlooking the Aegean Sea
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It probably helps to state upfront that, despite its moniker, there’s no Japanese influence whatsoever about Kenshō Private Villa, a standalone villa to its more public sister property, Kenshō Boutique Hotel and Suites in southwest Mykonos. In fact, the five-bedroom bolthole – a 357 sq m space that easily holds ten guests, and that’s about 3.5km from Mykonos town – is resolutely Cycladic in its inclinations, especially its colours.

The rectilinear white façade leads into a cool minimal interior lined with raw stone, timber strips, and vast white expanses of wall. The furnishings, themed in hues of beige and grey, are deliberately keyed towards lazy lounging – a hammock here, a low-slung chair-like bean bag there – made all the more sybaritic by the sun terrace and an infinity pool that does its best to match the island’s fabled blue-on-blue sky.

In a central kitchen overlooking the Aegean, chef George Stylianoudakis and pastry chef Dimitris Chronopoulos cook up multiple course dinners, sending out onto the dining terrace dishes like a classic stifado, or stew dimpled with wagyu rib-eye, grilled lobsters and crabs, and kakavia, a homey local fish soup flavoured with garoupa.

Meanwhile, the concierge is on standby to organise everything from massages and personal trainers to helicopter joy rides around the island. 

Outdoor lounging areas and infinity pool overlooking the Aegean Sea

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White exterior of the building with shaped, white beanbags at the side of the infinity pool

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White table and chairs in a kitchen area with neutral tones. Worktop space and shelving with kitchen utensils

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Bedroom featuring a bed with white bedspread, black and white cushions and throw, and wicker baskets and lightshades

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Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.