This cross shaped house is the answer to the homeowner’s prayers. What began as a design competition between three architects ended as a contemporary style home for a happy client. The winner and eventual architect of this Portugal house was Pedro Reis, who created this cantilevered design featuring one lower lengthwise level balancing a horizontal upper volume. The upper level stands out for its white facade and houses the main living areas – the open-concept living and dining rooms, the kitchen and the main bedroom. Down below you’ll find the home’s secondary spaces, including more bedrooms, bathrooms and a garage. A sliding glass wall opens the home to outdoor entertaining areas and an inviting pool. Visit Portuguese architect Pedro Reis for more modern house ideas.
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