Architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça explores the softer side of minimalism inside this three-bedroom Lisbon apartment in Lapa.
The well-heeled residential neighbourhood was once home to Portuguese aristocracy, wealthy merchants, and perches atop one of the city’s highest hills. Its quiet, tree-lined streets are stocked with handsome, historic mansions, foreign embassies and gardens – though Carrilho da Graça’s low-rise building breaks this mould with quiet confidence.
Newly built, the three-storey structure houses just three large, open-plan apartments, with a private loft on each level. Crowning the complex is this penthouse loft, for sale via Fantastic Frank for €1.5m.
Natural finishes and soft, earthy tones heighten the sense of space and light across its 230 sq m layout, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls opening onto a large balcony off the main living space. There’s a definite ‘less is more ‘(or should that be, ‘less, but better’) vibe across the interiors, which have subtle colour shifts from cotton white to dusky pink.
Take a tour via the gallery above.