Despotiko House


Location: Antiparos

Status: Design Development 2019

The ultimate summer estate in the Cyclades. A home where a family regroups to rest and share common memories from summers past. A landscape design which is welcoming and strikes a balance between wilderness and the cultivated, the land is organised in tiers which enable a variety of outdoor experiences.

These are interconnected but also separate, they create areas of play and of relaxation and areas to retreat and meditate on the beauty of the Archipelago. This idea of beauty is exemplified by the pristine views of the protected island of Despotiko, framed through the careful composition of simple architectonic volumes made of local stone.