Pepper House is a waterfront heritage property located on the Kalvathi Road in between Fort Kochi and Bazar Road. The building consists of two historic ‘godowns’ (an Indian word for a dockside warehouse), one facing the street and one overlooking the waterfront. These large, two-story buildings with Dutch style clay roofs are separated by a large courtyard which would have once been used for storing goods waiting to be loaded onto ships in the harbour.
The sixteen thousand square feet Pepper House complex is currently undergoing renovations and will eventually house a courtyard cafe, gallery, studios for artist residencies and event spaces.
In the long-term Pepper House is intended as an evolving project to create a multi-purpose space that will host and promote visual arts year round in Kochi.