Casa in Santa Isabel in Lisbon is an enclave of warmth and light

The renovation project by Paulo Tormenta Pinto and Rosa Maria Bastos features open spaces that dialogue on four floors and include unexpected leisure areas.

Located in Lisbon, House in Santa Isabel is a single-family residence, result of Paulo Tormenta Pinto and Rosa Maria Bastos’ renovation of a 19th century building. Named after the parish church of the neighbourhood, the house is designed in continuity with the city’s architecture and organised on four levels.

The light grey front elevation faces the street, integrating part of the original facade. Interiors are open and fluid, emphasized by the slight contrast between wooden floors and concrete ceilings. The ground floor includes the entrance and a garage, while the kitchen and dining room are located on the first floor in a double-height space that is the fulcrum of the house. 

On a slightly lower level is the living area, connected to a back patio covered with caramel-coloured tiles. The corridors of the house are intended as part of the program, offering small leisure areas such as the mini-library connected to the dining room by an interior window. The top floor is conceived as an open space with a view over the city.

House in Santa Isabel
Lisbon, Portugal
Single-family house
Paulo Tormenta Pinto and Rosa Maria Bastos
Ivone Gonçalves, Pedro Baptista Coelho and Joana Moreira
Miguel Villar
Andreia Cardoso and Rita Duarte
Rúben Sobral
Plama Ruivo
Carlos Ribas
Construction managemen:
Reinaldo Aguiar and José Venâncio

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