Casa da Agudela

The lovely Casa da Agudela is located in a sunny, residential area of Portugal. Designed by Rui Cerqueira Barros, this structure first appears as a sleek, dark volume nestled in a busy neighborhood. The facade features an original take on the traditional pitched roof vernacular: the asymmetrical slant forms the ceiling of the uppermost and middle story. These upper floors contain the bedrooms and an office, while the ground floor houses a living room, kitchen, and garage.

Casa da Agudela is undeniably modern, yet I love how it still fits in with the more traditional surrounding homes. The facade is gorgeous. I enjoy how the windows are set in a little, as if they were carved from the exterior material. Overall, Rui Cerqueira Barros has designed a beautiful and practical home that is sure to please.