Harmonious House With A Pure White Exterior And Wonderful Views

Located in Óbidos, Portugal, this stunning residence is a project completed in 2018 by studio [i]da arquitectos. It sits just meters from the Obidos Lagoon and it gets to enjoy magnificent views. The orientation and structure of the spaces were specifically created to take advantage of everything this site has to offer. With a total of 272 square metes of living space, the house is organized into two main volumes. There’s a daytime area and a nighttime area and the’re both equally beautiful. The social spaces form the day zone and are clustered on a single floor with easy access outdoors while the private areas, a gym and a home office form the night zone, being spread across two floors.

The entire exterior of the house is white and that gives it a very pure and minimalistic lookView in gallery
The entire exterior of the house is white and that gives it a very pure and minimalistic look
Wood is a major component in the design of the house, inside and outView in gallery
Wood is a major component in the design of the house, inside and out
The contrast between crisp white ceiling, polished floor and the warm wood on the walls is a very pleasant oneView in gallery
The contrast between crisp white ceiling, polished floor and the warm wood on the walls is a very pleasant one
The two main zones of the house are clearly delineated but don't necessarily contrast with each otherView in gallery
The two main zones of the house are clearly delineated but don’t necessarily contrast with each other

To the South the house overlooks the Natural Ecological Reserve Park and its main spaces are oriented towards it, taking advantage of the abundant sunlight which comes in through the large windows as well as the strong relationship with the beautiful landscape which they frame. There are two entrances, one defined by a horizontal opening and the other by a vertical opening, both clad in wood which by the way is the dominant materials featured all throughout the residence. Furthermore, the rooftop acts as a large terrace, emphasizing the bond between architecture and nature even more.

The house has two garden areas. The one to the South has a swimming poolView in gallery
The house has two garden areas. The one to the South has a swimming pool
The backyard pool is framed by vegetation and a casual wooden deck areaView in gallery
The backyard pool is framed by vegetation and a casual wooden deck area
The second garden is oriented to the North and has vegetables, herbs, flowers and treesView in gallery
The second garden is oriented to the North and has vegetables, herbs, flowers and trees
Both gardens look very beautiful and allow the house to enjoy a close connection with the outdoorsView in gallery
Both gardens look very beautiful and allow the house to enjoy a close connection with the outdoors
The neatly organized vegetable and herb planters give the Northern garden a lovely suburban vibeView in gallery
The neatly organized vegetable and herb planters give the Northern garden a lovely suburban vibe
As mentioned before, wood is a dominant material throughout the house and that includes the outdoor areasView in gallery
As mentioned before, wood is a dominant material throughout the house and that includes the outdoor areas
The living spaces have sliding glass doors which connect them to the deck and gardenView in gallery
The living spaces have sliding glass doors which connect them to the deck and garden
Inside, the house has a simple and modern design defined by pure and natural materialsView in gallery
Inside, the house has a simple and modern design defined by pure and natural materials
The living room is casual and inviting, with comfortable furniture and matching accent pillowsView in gallery
The living room is casual and inviting, with comfortable furniture and matching accent pillows
The corner fireplace emphasizes the overall flexible and open interior designView in gallery
The corner fireplace emphasizes the overall flexible and open interior design
The palette of colors is mostly focused around warm neutrals with the occasional cool nuance for contrastView in gallery
The palette of colors is mostly focused around warm neutrals with the occasional cool nuance for contrast
The kitchen has an island with a dining table extension, an ideal combo for modern spaces designed for entertainmentView in gallery
The kitchen has an island with a dining table extension, an ideal combo for modern spaces designed for entertainment
The kitchen and dining area seamlessly merge into one, with a clear distinction in the type of flooring View in gallery
The kitchen and dining area seamlessly merge into one, with a clear distinction in the type of flooring
The fireplace wall doubles as a space divider, separating the living room from the kitchen areaView in gallery
The fireplace wall doubles as a space divider, separating the living room from the kitchen area
The bedrooms are decorated with cool and relaxing shades of blue complemented by neutralsView in gallery
The bedrooms are decorated with cool and relaxing shades of blue complemented by neutrals
The bathrooms have small windows which are actually very common View in gallery
The bathrooms have small windows which are actually very common
The beautiful views over the lagoon and the park are also a part of the private rooms' decorView in gallery
The beautiful views over the lagoon and the park are also a part of the private rooms’ decor
Overall, this is a house full of contrasts which somehow manages to be incredibly harmoniousView in gallery
Overall, this is a house full of contrasts which somehow manages to be incredibly harmonious