This Renovated Farmhouse Updates a Family Heirloom

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 18, 2014
References: airesmateus & dezeen
Manuel Aires Mateus has designed the 'Casa no Tempo,' a renovated farmhouse located in the Alentejo region of Portugal.

The house, which is nestled into a scenic site of pastures, lakes and wildflower meadows, will serve as the second holiday home for a pair of brothers. The home is a family heirloom, and they intend to see it into the next generation. That being said, incorporating the future into the past was a key element in the design process of the residence. The ultimate goal was to create a space that felt timeless, enduring.

The front of the home is accessed through an archway, which is both minimal and elegant. The exterior facades are also kept simple: plainly white and decorated only with a few windows, which have been recessed into the veneer. The white walls continue inside, giving a sense of continuity and harmony. Large openings, windows and mirrors throughout the home offer a feeling of endless space and serenity.