A Rehabbed Stone House in Portugal Sports a New Steel Annex

A Rehabbed Stone House in Portugal Sports a New Steel Annex

By Melissa Dalton
Architects Filipe Pina and Maria Inês Costa salvage a rustic stone house, adding a corrugated metal annex and streamlining interiors for flexible use.

If you scroll through property listings in Portugal, you’ll find numerous stone ruins that are ripe for renovation. Such was the case with this rustic stone house,  originally built in 1925. It sits on 960 square meters of agricultural land in the historic town of Belmonte, mostly populated by olive trees. It has been owned by the same family for 20 years—yet sat vacant for 15 years of that time. 

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