Set on a gentle slope in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, Casa BL uses its site to great effect. From the entrance, you can see a hint of the home's three floors, accessible from a central stairway that whisks guests quickly past the bedrooms on the second floor and on to the kitchen, dining, and living areas below. Clean white walls are complemented with warm wooden floors and minimal furnishings, while plentiful windows offer views to the outside. A folding glass wall connects the living room to a covered patio, with a sunken fire pit in the distance, accessible via a stone path.
Photos: Joao Morgado / Hugo Monte Arquitecto