flower house porto portugal

The Flower House from Portuguese architects Ezzo is defined by its kitchen countertop which doubles as a floor – and that’s only the beginning of its charms.

kitchen counter bathroom

Situated in Porto, the home consists of two stories. The ground floor was refurbished and the second floor completely demolished and rebuilt. When you enter the home, the floor consists of shiny concrete. As you follow the flow of the house toward the back, you’ll see a sunken kitchen on one side and a sunken living room on the other.

kitchen cabinets

The concrete floor wraps around, becoming the counter top in the kitchen. Cabinets were set underneath the concrete, which was all poured on-site.

Gaining access to the second floor can be achieved via a fun ladder or a beautiful set of winding wood stairs. A study area takes up one part of the upper floor while two bedrooms and a second bathroom occupy the rest.

patio doors

Each bedroom has a door that leads out to a shared patio. From the vantage point at the top of a hill, the residents can look out over the rooftops of the city.

exterior flower house

The home has a unique flow thanks to all of its components being in such cozy quarters. Although the inside may look  very modern, the exterior was kept to a traditional shape that fits in with the surrounding homes.