JPS Atelier completed the design and development of ML House, a villa especially built for a young couple and their two children. Located in Caxias, Portugal, the residence displays a modern white facade with black-framed protruding windows on the second and third level. Horizontal louvers complete the geometry of the street facade, ensuring a high level of privacy. A wooden deck surrounds the swimming pool, which seems to visually expand into the living area. This interesting illusion is the result of a Jacuzzi placed inside the social zone.

As you step inside, you are greeted by generously-sized interiors, all optimally connected to the outdoors. The lower level was imagined as an entertainment area, with a few seating units for socializing and relaxation around the Jacuzzi. An overall minimalist style defines this part of the house. Access to the next two levels is provided by an elegant wooden stairway, seemingly flowing inside the space. The top floor consists of three suites, each offering expansive views of the surroundings. Would you see yourself living in this house? What do you believe are the highlights and disadvantages of this particular modern house design? [Photos credits: João Morgado Photography]