Property I by

CASCA gives an 18th century Lisbon apartment a dramatic ‘make-under’

Pombalino bones have undergone a remarkable ‘make-under’ courtesy of Portuguese practice CASCA, which has stripped the Lisbon apartment back to reveal its striking structure.

The 130 sqm apartment occupies the top floor of an 18th-century building – constructed under the direction of the Marquis de Pombal following the 1755 earthquake that destroyed much of Lisbon’s historic city centre.

Adopting a less is more approach, CASCA stripped out 20th-century layers to reveal the original elements of the space, including its wooden frame, which has been restored and left exposed. Soaring ceiling trusses and beams cross every room, exaggerating the volume of the apartment.

Photography: Architecture de Collection

Meanwhile, the azulejos found on the site have been upcycled in the kitchen, with original doors also updated – albeit with a patinated state that nods to the building’s history. Light wooden floors run throughout.

The Lisbon property is on the market via Architecture de Collection for €680,000 and has three bedrooms and a balcony with views of São Jorge Castle and the Carmo Convent.

CASCA gives an 18th century Lisbon apartment a dramatic ‘make-under’
Photography: Architecture de Collection
CASCA gives an 18th century Lisbon apartment a dramatic ‘make-under’
Photography: Architecture de Collection
CASCA gives an 18th century Lisbon apartment a dramatic ‘make-under’
Photography: Architecture de Collection

Lisbon’s Bairro Alto Hotel has reopened – and it’s steeped in Portuguese crafts

Latest

Latest

Share Tweet

Privacy Preference Center

Required Cookies & Technologies

Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions.

gdpr, woocommerce_cart_hash, woocommerce_items_in_cart, _wp_wocommerce_session, sucuri_cloudproxy_uuid_*

Site Customisation

Cookies and similar technologies are used to improve your experience, to do things like:

- remember your login, general, and regional preferences
- personalize content, search, recommendations, and offers

Without these technologies, things like personalised recommendations, your account preferences, or localisation may not work correctly.

wp-settings-*

Personalised Advertising

These technologies are used for things like:

- personalised ads
- to limit how many times you see an ad
- to understand usage via Google Analytics
- to understand how you got to our web properties
- to ensure that we understand the audience and can provide relevant ads

We do this with social media, marketing, and analytics partners (who may have their own information they’ve collected). Saying no will not stop you from seeing our ads, but it may make them less relevant or more repetitive.

_ga, _gid, gat,_gads,_fbp