S. Mamede

The apartment is located in the top floor of a 19th century building. The aim was to take advantage of the attic and the incredible view over the Sky, Tejo, Baixa and Castle without ruining the classical features and decoration that would be restored.

Connected to a balcony facing the Tejo and Cathedral, the original rooms became the social area. Windows, doors, shutters, old stucco, haut-reliefs stucco ceillings and wooden floor, were restored. In the place of the existing kitchen a new stair to the attic, creates a double height hall that brings sunlight down and into the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the house. In the attic, a big step was created in order to preserve the ceilings of the entrance floor. The step creates a transition space to access the bathroom, that can serve several informal uses, like office or play. The room on the step is huge and can be split in two, later, if the family grows. New windows and skylights flood the room with sun and view.