The “Studio” concept of this apartment results in a modern typology of open space that contrasts with the building´s traditional identity.
The living room, kitchen, and bathroom are on the entrance floor, while the mezzanine bedroom is on the upper level.
The light is a distinct element of this apartment. The living room is lit by three openings facing west, and a south-facing mansard lights the bedroom area. The terrace is an extension of the living room area and an excellent option for al fresco dining’s or to breathe Porto´s air. Carpentry, flooring, and stone masonry were subject to great detail, and contain the traditional and historical language of the apartment in distinction to the comfortable and modern concept of “studio.” It is part of a “palacete” (small palace) that is being restored with great attention to detail. The construction work started in September 2017 and will end by July 2020.
The coat of arms on the facade accounts for the year 1703, and the house is known by the name of the last family to inhabit this palace – The Sousa e Silva´s family home.
The emblematic Rua das Flores was opened in 1518, by King Manuel.
Porto is one of the oldest tourist destinations in Europe. Its rich artistic heritage, the Port wine, outdoor leisure spaces, and cultural life are just some of the reasons to visit this city.