Relaxed Holidays. Naturally. The mineral house in Viana do Castelo, Portugal is part of a world that stands between the natural and sophistication. From within an old stone house, which was part an agricultural property on a hillside, a new house has emerged, built where the soil was less productive. All that was recently constructed respects the previous condition of the landscape and original house. Built among the rocks and stone walls, these make shapes and spaces, creating an interior landscape and providing support. This house has successfully integrated the inherited landscape and added a modern experience of relaxation and comfort – a clever balancing act achieved by the pre-fabrication of building materials and the craftsmanship of the carpenters, stonemasons and metalworkers. The house has a wealth space in the shape of its courtyards and balconies, windows and spaces, which allow you to enjoy each season to the fullest. In summer, by opening the house to the green; in autumn, sitting in the courtyards protected from the wind; in winter, watching the water falling between the stones; and in spring, enjoying the indoor gardens. Its relationship with the world outside is timeless.
What to do
Near the house there is a natural pond; you can also try windsurfing, kite surfing or bodyboarding in the Atlantic; or jet-skiing, sailing, rowing, fishing on the river Lima.
Why we like this house
An exciting house that blends old and new; inside and outside. The perfect place to relax!