Lisbon Home

WORDS Michaela Stehr PHOTOS Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Prazeres 37, an inner-city hideaway nestled in the heart of Lisbon was born from a project aiming to enhance the heritage of a vacant multi-faceted building.

The design team at Fragmentos wanted to create a space that blended in with the surrounding area, creating an urban oasis with sweeping views of the city while preserving privacy for the tenants. Built over two levels, the space adapts to the topography of the landscape and defines a relationship with the neighbouring buildings and the construction site next door. Built around a sunken pool and garden, the home presents various vantage points and balconies for relaxing in the evening or Al Fresco breakfast and morning coffee.

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The upper section for the home consists of common areas, with open and interconnected living, dining and kitchen areas and a sensation of being outside created by large, glazed openings. The lower level includes five suites (one of them independent) that overlook the garden and pool. 

Casa Prazeres 37 Designed by Fragmentos in Lisbon Portugal
Prazeres 37 in Lisbon by Fragmentos and photos by Ivo Tavares Studio

Inside, herringbone wooden flooring paired with stone and wood features gives a nod to mid-century design, while the bathrooms and kitchen are fresh, light and inviting. White walls juxtaposed with a muted green bring the outside in, mirroring the green of the hedges and the garden outside. An exposed concrete ceiling gives a New York loft feel, with a face brick fireplace in the living room acting as a statement wall.

Floor-to-ceiling windows give the home a light and airy feel, ensuring its inhabitants take full advantage of the views.

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