facebook

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal

Architects: Extrastudio
Project: Red House / old winery converted
Project Team: João Caldeira Ferrão, João Costa Ribeiro, Madalena Atouguia, Maria João Oliveira, Sónia Oliveira, Tiago Pinhal Costa, Daniela Freire
Location: Vendas de Azeitão, Portugal
Area 360.0 m2
Project Year 2016
Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

This house is located in a small village in Azeitao, south of Lisbon. Protected by hills from the Atlantic Ocean, the area has a mild Mediterranean microclimate, creating the ideal conditions for growing grapes, producing some of the country’s finest wines. The project consists of the conversion of an old winery, built by the client’s grandparents at the beginning of the 20th century.

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 1

Set back from the main road and surrounded by neighbours, accessible along a narrow alley, the plot has a small orchard of orange trees, an oasis in the middle of the village. Preservation of this orchard determined the whole project.

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 2

In order to retain the trees, it was necessary to keep the existing building and accept that the two sides of the house, which border adjacent properties, would have no windows.

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 3

Only two incisions were made into the existing volume. A 14-meter long window was cut into the west façade facing the orchard, turning the interior and exterior into a single space. A courtyard was inserted into the corner abutting the adjacent properties, allowing light to enter the darkest areas of the house.

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 4

The public areas of the house are arranged on the ground floor, occupying the entire footprint. The private areas unfold on the upper level, flanking the facades, generating a sequence of strategically placed voids, which create double and triple height spaces on the ground floor below. The generous scale recalls the building’s former use.

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 5

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 6

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 7

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 8

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 9

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 10

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 11

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 12

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 13

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 14

Old Winery Converted into a Comfortable Two-Story Home in Portugal 15

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Cerrado House at the Foothills of the Sierra da Moeda / Brazil

Designed by Vazio S/A, the Cerrado House was built at the foothills of the Sierra da Moeda, a mountain range in the state of...

Whistler Residence by BattersbyHowat Architects

Whistler Residence is a family home designed by BattersbyHowat Architects for a family of seven. Located in a Whistler neighborhood halfway up the mountainside, this...

Urban Loft Apartment in Jersey City Enriched with Color and Texture

A young couple's urban loft apartment is enriched with bursts of bold color and texture, transforming it into an elegant and modern apartment full of strong and vibrant flavors. Modern pieces have been combined with playful accents and ethnic touches to create a space that is eclectic but undeniably urban ...

Cork Apartment Designed for a Young Man by Studio Formafatal

This spacious Cork Apartment in high-rise block, which was designed for a young man, passed through a total reconstruction. The exchange of flat-infrastructure was...