Campo Lindo House

View all 21 Photos

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.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

                array(5) {
  array(1) {
  array(2) {
  • Magnolia Residence

    A creative and refined house design that thoughtfully blends open and private spaces. Built in…

  • Stokkøya Cabin

    A cozy cabin embedded into a stunning landscape in Norway. Located on the island of…

  • Casa GD in Portugal

    A four-story house that maximizes a compact footprint with a thoughtful and clean design. Located…

  • MCR2 House

    A renovation project that transformed an old farmhouse into a comfortable living space. Located in…

  • The Doña Ana Refuge

    An old farm building transformed into a weekend retreat, on a budget. Located in an…

  • A Summer House In Central Bohemia

    A cozy family retreat built in the Czech countryside. Designed by the DDAANN architecture firm,…

  • Aparthotel Svaty Vavrinec

    Modern apartments and hotel suites built in a Czech ski resort. Located in the small…

  • Hood Cliff Retreat

    A family retreat embedded into nature, both literally and conceptually. Built on the western shore…

  • Villa Cardo

    A dreamy holiday home in Puglia, Italy. Built in a gorgeous landscape in Carovigno, Puglia,…

Take me there

  • 72 Hours in Philadelphia

    A complete travel guide to make a weekend in Philly memorable. Along with St. Augustine…

  • Ocean View 5

    A serene retreat in surfers’ paradise. Part of the Uluwatu Surf Villas resort in Bali,…

  • The Elsewhere Cabin Retreat

    A cabin on wheels that’s big on comfort and relaxation. Located on an idyllic ranch…