Portugal Secret Beach Home from the fifties goes through an authentic transformation where luxury design reigns. Let’s find out!
Inspiration: Design Milk; Photography: João Morgado
Before the Transformation
After the Design Transformation
Casa da Marginal is a home from the fifties that went through a major transformation by Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio (PFArchStudio). This happened after being dismissed for more than 20 years.
This Beach Home was first designed by the Portuguese architect Viana de Lima. It is part of a list of 8 semi-detached summer houses. When PFArchStudio decided to transform this Esposende home, he always had in mind respect for the building’s history. He did this because of the strong relationship with its surroundings.
Now, this is the time when we start to talk about the house itself. The ground floor has all the social spaces, which includes a guest room, on the other hand, we can find the main suite on the first floor. Both floors of the home required development due to the home’s little measure.
Because of the home’s east-west orientation, PFArchStudio decided to increase the first windows of the house to allow authentic and beautiful views of the Cávado River and its encounter with the Atlantic Ocean.
Ever since this home was designed all social places were somehow connected. The kitchen, the living and dining room, bathroom, and guest room flow into one another. There is no need for corridors or antechambers.
It is a place where you can rest, read, sleep or just stay in silence. A quiet spot that will make you forget everything around you. And don’t forget about the Atlantic Ocean, a few steps away!
Portugal Secret Beach Home has all the simple details that a beach house needs. Colors, textures, are all united into an authentic design. In Portugal, the design, essentially marked with natural, simplistic decor, founds precisely this kind of place.