Between the Atlantic Ocean and the Douro River, Casa1015 is located in one of Porto’s typical narrow, winding streets in the lively Foz district. The conversion of the 19th century house was planned by Pritzker Prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura. Historical awareness, attentiveness and architectural masterfulness have turned the building in need of renovation into a unique residential work of art. Contemporary architecture forms a liaison with the traditional architecture of the surroundings.
Situated on a narrow L-shaped plot, the casa consists of two building parts: a front building with a second floor added and a studio accessible via a patio. The front part of the building comprises two living rooms, a kitchen and two bedrooms (each with en suite bathroom). The third bedroom is in the studio, which opens onto the patio with large windows and also has a private courtyard on the opposite side.
In Casa1015, exterior and interior spaces, open and closed areas merge into one another; skylights allow surprising incidences of light. Soft colours, natural stone and wooden floors, combined with the simple and elegant furnishings (some of the furniture is by architects Eduardo Souto de Moura and Álvaro Siza Vieira), create a relaxed, intimate atmosphere.
The house was operated until 2015 as a B&B under the name 4Rooms Porto and can be found under this name in many publications, it is now a holiday house with only 3 rooms.
What to do
Sightseeing: Porto is one of the oldest cities in Europe and its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is well known for its extensive and diverse architecture, from the Romanesque Porto Cathedral to Rem Koolhas’ Casa da Música. The house is close to the beach and to the river Douro.Porto is widely considered to be Portugal’s best city for food and there are a number of Michelin Star restaurants, as well as superb seafood.
Why we like this house
It´s a masterpiece located in a cool neighborhood.
This house is great for
Holidays with friends, families
|Region/Town||PT – Portugal, Porto, Foz do Douro|
|Scenery||historic district at the mouth of the Douro river in the Atlantic|
|Number of guests||Total six persons|
|Design||Eduardo Souto de Moura|
|Published||Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung June 2020, Travel+Leisure, Time Out, Visão, Sábado, Souto de Moura publications (several)|
|Special Features||Casa1015 was previously B&B The 4Rooms Porto|
|Architecture||Modern, Old & new|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), Beach, Family, Garden, Metropolis, Sea, Urban|
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