The house is in Praia del Rey on the outskirts of the historic city of Obidos. The area is characterised by neo- traditional modern villas, old farms, golf courses and is surrounded by conifer forests. The client’s brief to the architect was to create a clean modern sustainable house which would respond to its environment, enable the family to interact with each other and the landscape and surrounding countryside. The site faces south-west surrounded by trees overlooking a famous golf course and views of the Atlantic sea. It is accessed of a local road and the site slopes gently towards the golf course with a few mature conifer trees on the site itself. The main pedestrian access off the road into the house is over a bridge into the ground floor. This is the heart of the house with the living areas. There is a separate access for cars to the lower ground floor under the bridge. This floor also houses the plant rooms, garage and wine store. The ground floor accommodates the living area, kitchen, utility, inside and outside dining areas and guest wing. The first floor which is via a double height naturally lit staircase accommodating three bedrooms, a master bedroom and a main bathroom.
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