An abandoned building from the 19th-century becomes a bright family home.

Located in Porto, Portugal, this previously abandoned 19th-century building has undergone a drastic makeover to become an airy family home. Campo Lindo house stands at the intersection between the city’s Campo Lindo square and Igreja de Paranhos street. PF Architecture Studio transformed the old building completely, converting the commercial spaces on the ground floor and the student accommodations on the upper levels into a single-family dwelling.

The architects renovated the neglected, damaged interior while also restructuring the entire space. They also retained as many original features as possible. These include the stucco ceilings, wooden beams, and granite masonry walls as well as the stunning pine wood floors. Apart from preserving original features, the reconfigured layout of the interior reinterprets spatial solutions typical of the 19th-century. At the same time, the studio created a contemporary living space that still has an old soul.

The house features a new entrance and a new location for the interior staircase. The ground floor contains the social areas like the kitchen and living room along with an office. On the first floor, there are cozy bedrooms, while in the attic the studio designed a bright children’s play area. The property also has a new garage and an extended patio. Inside, bright white walls and warm pine wood flooring combine with the natural light from large windows and skylights in a warm living space that celebrates the past. Photographs©: Joao Morgado.

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Hampstead House

    A dilapidated terraced house transformed into a bright and elegant home. Located in Hampstead, London,…

  • Koto Design’s Falcon House

    A modular two-story house designed with a cantilevered volume that “twists” on its axis. Based…

  • House at Otago Bay

    A house partly built within a slope that overlooks a bay and mountains. Built on…

  • House with a View

    A house designed with two volumes that marry vernacular architecture and contemporary design. Located only…

  • Rosé Atelier House

    An old agricultural building converted into a family house and studio. Located in the suburban…

  • Yellow Caterpillar

    A stylish Milan apartment designed with almost no interior walls. Located in a new building…

  • The Secret Sky

    An old barn transformed into an artistic architectural installation. Completed by Catie Newell, founder of…

  • Broadway Loft

    An apartment in Manhattan transformed into an airy and fun living space for a family….

  • Villa MSV

    A T-shaped home with three garden spaces. Built in the middle of a pine forest…

  • Round House

    A circular house from the 1960s, modernized to maximize the access to views. Built in…

Around the world

  • Hotel Grand Stark

    A building from 1908 transformed into a stylish boutique hotel. Located in the Central Eastside…

  • The Circulo Mexicano Hotel

    A 19th century residential building transformed into a hotel with Shaker-inspired furniture. Located in the…

  • Plácido y Grata Hotel

    A boutique hotel located in a restored manor house from the 19th century. After years…

loader