House in Lisbon by Aurora Arquitectos

House in Lisbon, Portugal is a mid-century single family house designed in 2016 by Aurora Arquitectos.

A modern architectural building with a sleek, minimalist design, featuring a swimming pool and lush greenery.
Modern white façade with sleek vertical windows and greenery in the foreground.
Sleek modern living room with blue tufted sofa, wood paneling, and geometric rug.
Warm, wooden staircase leads to entrance adorned with sleek marble flooring.
Spacious bedroom with modern built-in wooden furniture and large windows.
A minimalist bedroom design featuring a wooden built-in headboard with integrated shelving and mirrored accents.
Spacious bathroom with marble vanity, wooden cabinets, and large mirror wall.
Sleek, minimalist bathroom with marble surfaces and warm wood cabinetry; modern lighting.
Spacious bathroom with elegant marble walls, recessed lighting, and modern shower fixture.
A sleek modern patio area with a swimming pool, marble steps, and lush tropical foliage.

About House in Lisbon

Maximizing Space in Urban Homes

Many people often face a tough choice when living in apartment buildings. They have to decide between enjoying a garden or embracing a sweeping view. Typically, a lush garden sits at the bottom, while breathtaking views come from the top.

A visionary client recently purchased a building, aiming to create his dream home alongside two rental units. He set a clear goal from the start: he wouldn’t compromise on his desires. He wanted both a garden and a view, and the challenge was to make it happen.

Innovative Design Solutions

To tackle this challenge, the design strategically placed the house’s social spaces on the ground floor, right in the heart of the garden. Meanwhile, the private quarters found their perfect spot on the top floor, boasting stunning views. This layout ensures that the owner enjoys the best of both worlds daily.

Connecting these two worlds, an elevator serves as a private passage for the homeowner. At the same time, a staircase provides access for the occupants of the other floors.

Blending Functionality with Style

This clever design not only meets the owner’s needs but also adds value to the entire building. It proves that with a bit of creativity, one can overcome common space limitations in urban homes. It’s all about finding the right balance between personal enjoyment and practical living solutions.

Photography courtesy of Aurora Arquitectos

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- by Matt Watts