In 1963 during restauration worksworks hidden architectural elements were found and revealed, the main entrance door, the brick ogival window on the main façade, or the gothic stone window which was walled in the side street, and was moved to the front. Old stone slabs, wood beams, antique tiles and stone sculptures were recovered during construction, others were brought in from an old demolished farmhouse.
In 2014 we began renovation to adapt the house for Turismo de Habitação, implying a different use of some of the spaces and providing the amenities expected nowadays. The amenities consisted mainly in puting in insulation, double glazed windows, on the instalation of a fireplace with boiler to produce hot water, new wiring and low voltage bulbs, with the purpose of efficient energy consumption. A central heating and cooling system, was installed, using a heat pump efficient in energy consumption. Each bedroom was provided with a bathroom and Wi-fi.
The architects thought new uses could provide a more open relanshionship with private open spaces: opening up one bedroom towards the patio, providing another one with a skylight and ladder to the terrace, and instaling a small lift linking the 3 floors of the tower thus easing having breakfast and drinks on the terrace and enjoy the views of the town and countryside beyond.
A pergola on the terrace introduces a sheltered outside space to read and relax. Before each two bedrooms shared an entrance and bathroom, now these spaces were privatized: one entrance and bathroom for each bedroom.
The common spaces remained the same to be enjoyed by everyone.