This Reimagined Granary House in Portugal Is a Must-Stay

A narrow balcony reminiscent of an engawa—a boarded floor along the outside of traditional Japanese homes—runs throughout, creating an ambiguous buffer zone between architecture and nature. The balcony culminates in an outdoor space with a pool overlooking the terrace below. Thoughtful, intentional window placements frame the sumptuous terrain beyond, and all interior finishes, furniture, and objects are curated to ensure coherence with its underlying architectural language.

In a culture of starchitects and an insatiable appetite for complexity and volume in architectural pursuits, the Arouca Rustic Complex provides a rare escape. Its simple, humble architecture facilitates a connection between people, nature, and architecture. To secure your stay at the property, contact by phone or email through their website.