SP House by Goncalo Duarte Pacheco in Salir do Porto, Portugal

Project: SP House
Architects: Goncalo Duarte Pacheco
Location: Salir do Porto, Portugal
Area: 1,937 sf
Photographs by: Courtesy of Goncalo Duarte Pacheco

SP House by Goncalo Duarte Pacheco

Goncalo Duarte Pacheco has designed the SP house in a small village in Portugal, called Salir do Porto. With just under 2,000 square feet of living spaces on offer, this minimalist home boasts a crisp white exterior with beautiful interior layouts that maximize its space.

The House SP is located in the urban area of the small village of Salir do Porto, 2km away from the mesmerizing Bay of São Martinho do Porto. It sits on the fringe between the urban area that defines the village and the orchards to the south.

The project’s site is spread across a sloped field with a height difference of three meters. Our main intention was to keep the terrain as it is, solved by dividing the house into two levels and, consequently, into four volumes (one on the upper level and three on the lower level). Defined by the shape and position of the lower volumes, two exterior living areas incorporate the swimming pool on the south side, and a pre-existing artisan well on the north side.

This intention to keep the slope necessitated a unique entry, resolved by a bridge providing access from the street directly to the upper level. This is the main level of the house, with living room and kitchen connected to the landscape by a terrace.

On the lower level, the bedrooms, second living room and garage create an intimate relation between the interior and exterior living spaces. This relation is highlighted in two other areas of the house, where two zenith lights emphasize and illuminate the main stairs and the north patio.

Goncalo Duarte Pacheco


Tags: exterior, goncalo duarte pacheco, interior, minimalist, modern, Portugal, sp house, white

Author: Fidan Jovanov


A young enthusiast with a passion for home decor and architecture, I love writing articles that inspire and guide readers in transforming their spaces into stylish, functional, and beautiful environments.


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