The Transformed Cave House

A holiday home located in the village of Imerovigli on the island of Santorini close to Greek isle's capital Fira has been updated in a sequence of cave-like subterranean spaces and vaulted rooms by Greek studio Kapsimalis Architects. The house originally comprised of several distinct parts, including the main house, a warehouse and a pair of outhouses containing a bake house and toilets. These existing amorphous cave rooms that extend back into the hillside was maintained and the reconfigured interior contains several bedrooms distributed throughout the main house and former storage spaces, which are connected to living areas that open onto terraces and a small patio. A prominent new staircase that forms a spine and extends from the top of the house down towards terraces containing three pools of different shapes was also included. This central staircase roughly divides the house into two parts, the main house on one side separated into two spaces with attic sleeping areas. The spaces towards the front of the building contain a kitchen, dining area and living room that connects to the patio.


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