This is an example of the evolution of a rural house building in Terceira island. Initially it began as a house of three divisions: kitchen, middle of the house and bedroom.
As the family grew, so did the usage of the house. The middle of the house became a storage room, a working place, and also a bedroom for young children. Nevertheless, the need for space was still growing. Therefore, the attic became a useful space.
With the extension of the roof, using differences in levels and making the covering longer, one can gain extra space in the house. Taking some space off the backyard and building some walls, four new bedrooms were created. The kitchen became a multi-purpose space, given the fact that it was already insufficient for its initial use – where people would sit, rest and eat. However, these modifications did not affect the main façade facing the street.
When the house was restored for its present use, we had the preoccupation of adapting it in order for it to accommodate modern bathrooms, traditional furniture and all the comfort devices that are essential for this quality awarded rural tourism unit.