Discover your dream getaway – explore Piperi House in the Greek Cyclades

Set in the turquoise embrace of the Aegean Sea, Piperi House by Sigurd Larsen is a striking architectural feat. Enjoy the breathtaking images and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of this experiential residence.

An image featuring the Piperi House, designed by Sigurd Larsen.
Piperi House is a unique summer home in the Greek archipelago, on the island of Kýthnos.

  • Project: Piperi House
  • Loction: Kýthnos, Greece
  • Completion: 2023
  • Gross area: 130m2 + 20m2 guest house
  • Main architect: Sigurd Larsen

PERCHED ON THE rocky slopes of Kýthnos Island, Piperi House initially appears to blend seamlessly with the traditional architecture of the Greek archipelago. Like a gleaming white pearl amidst the rugged landscape, the structure echoes the authentic design of Cycladic villages, characterized by charming labyrinths of limestone houses interconnected by narrow staircases. However, a closer inspection reveals the unique allure of this complex – composed of four white stone cubes – unfolding its enchanting nature piece by piece.

An image featuring the Piperi House, designed by Sigurd Larsen.
Piperi House mirrors the traditional homes of Cycladic villages.
An image featuring the Piperi House, designed by Sigurd Larsen.
The cubic volumes are strategically placed to ensure that the outdoor areas always provide a sheltered nook, regardless of wind direction or intensity.
An image featuring the Piperi House, designed by Sigurd Larsen.
Narrow stone staircases, clad in local natural stone akin to the paths of nearby villages, weave a connection between the indoor and outdoor realms.

Endless movement

Drawing inspiration from the works of Dutch artist M.C. Escher, the white staircases linking the interior and exterior spaces evoke a sense of perpetual movement, adding a touch of surprise and playfulness to the building’s minimalist appearance. The shadows cast by the various segments of the building – ever-changing – amplify the intriguing effect of an optical illusion.

The dazzling white stone surfaces create a striking contrast against the sun-soaked palette of the Mediterranean landscape.

The classic stone staircases guide one's steps not only through serene indoor spaces but also among the cubic volumes situated on the rocky slope, from one terrace to another. The sun-soaked hues and textures of the Mediterranean landscape form a captivating interplay with the dazzling white monolithic stone surfaces.

An image featuring the Piperi House, designed by Sigurd Larsen.
Carefully placed windows frame the landscape into postcard-like scenes, inviting moments of pure contemplation and connection.
An image featuring the Piperi House, designed by Sigurd Larsen.
Piperi House is named after the uninhabited Piperi island located nearby.
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Piperi House caters to the senses and satisfies a craving for aesthetics, all while expertly balancing functionality with an artistic flair. Nestled right by the open sea and perched on a sunlit rocky plateau, it truly captures the essence of a dream summer retreat. However, this idyllic location also brings its own set of architectural challenges.

Meticulous placement of the cubic elements ensures that outdoor spaces always provide a sheltered spot, depending on the wind’s direction and strength. The thick stone walls and their radiant white hue act as a natural buffer against the heat – as do the stone floors.

Piperi House delights the senses and satisfies a craving for aesthetics.

An image featuring the Piperi House, designed by Sigurd Larsen.
The interiors and exteriors intertwine harmoniously, pouring into each other.
An image featuring the Piperi House, designed by Sigurd Larsen.
Subtle textures provide a tactile contrast to the monolithic limestone volumes. The light and airy Round lounge chair is by Emu.
An image featuring the Piperi House, designed by Sigurd Larsen.
The unique landscape has served as the cornerstone of Piperi House's design.
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Postcard perfect

While designing Piperi House, the unique surroundings have been at the heart of every decision, from architectural influences and material choices to the building's placement in relation to its environment. Even the windows are strategically positioned to ensure that you can immerse yourself in the dreamlike views from any spot, at any time.

The scent of fragrant wild herbs and the salty sea breeze permeates through indoor and outdoor spaces alike. Beyond, the turquoise sea reflects the azure sky, completing the picturesque scene.

Beyond, the turquoise sea reflects the azure sky, completing the picturesque scene.

As a result, Piperi House offers a uniquely immersive experience where the colours, scents, and textures of the surrounding nature stand out in truly a memorable way, creating new sensory layers depending on the season, time of day, and weather.

An image featuring the Piperi House, designed by Sigurd Larsen.
The expressive natural stone floors enliven the serene atmosphere of the interior spaces.
An image featuring the Piperi House, designed by Sigurd Larsen.
Piperi House captures a dreamlike atmosphere, seamlessly blending an intimate sense of nature with stunning design. The bedding is by Tekla.
An image featuring the Piperi House, designed by Sigurd Larsen.
Nordic design introduces freshness alongside traditional nuances. Carl Hansen & Søn's CH36 chair is a classic from the 1960s.
An image featuring the Piperi House, designed by Sigurd Larsen.
Piperi House offers a multisensory experience where the colors, scents, and textures of the surrounding nature stand out in a memorable way.

Read more about the island of Kýthnos and book your stay at the unique Piperi House.

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Text: Mira Ahola Images: KKROM

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