The owner is an artist who fell in love for the long corridor that divides the house in half, allowing the luminous garden’s green colour to be seen from the shady entrance garnished in dark brown wood. Thus natural light should cover the entire house without destroying its interiority.
In the living areas, new openings were made to connect the kitchen and the sewing room that flank the terrace. By the middle of the attic a new skylight divides the light over two floors, illuminating the bathrooms and the stairs. Only in the basement did the dark remain.
The attic was chosen for the artist’s studio and the basement left for storage, while the ground floor was kept for housing. Here is where the exquisite design and manufacture of the doors and baseboards, the old fittings and hydraulic tiles, the stucco on the ceilings are concentrated.
We managed to install double-glaze glass without having to replace the wooden frames of the north wall that faces the noisy cobbled street. This way we were able to leave the northside part of the house for sleeping and the southside for daytime living. New bathrooms, wardrobes and the kitchen were built.
Door knobs, latches and hinges were restored, and the oval eyepiece moved into a new place. The old resinous pine was treated against termites and grafted with new pine and cryptomeria boards. The green marble came from Viana do Alentejo, the enameled salamander from Italy. Finally, from a house in Furnas came the pink for the walls and the green of the shutters with which a painter's house presents itself to the city.