Anytime you come across an old house that has been around for decades the burden of poor alterations and unwanted extensions seems like an almost inevitable and unwanted byproduct. And this is precisely why most homeowners opt for modern extensions and renovations that not only get rid of the poorly planned and unnecessary partitions but also give the home a new lease on life.
Designed by Pinheiro Martinez Arquitetura the home features a distinct nautical tinge in every room of the house as the décor and accessories add this touch of beach-inspired beauty. Model sailboats ship wheels throw pillows with a nautical motif and colors such as deep blue and vivacious red come together to create this wonderful fusion of modern and coastal.
When Dom Arquitectura was brought in to give the home a quick facelift they were asked to do so without actually altering the existing volume drastically. The idea of adding an iron and wicker pergola to extend the living area into the rear garden was the stroke of genius that accomplished this metamorphosis with ease.
Crafted using timber and recycled brickwork the extension is both aesthetic and eco-friendly and further gives the home energy-saving attributes thanks to the passive heating and cooling techniques.
A panoramic terrace allows the residents to take in 360-degree views of the wild outdoors and the sunken design of the home itself lets it seamlessly blend with the scenery. Complete with a wine cellar and outdoor lounge this is truly a masterpiece that is all about reconnecting with nature without being intrusive and leaving an ungainly damaging footprint.