Lavandeira Douro Nature & Wellness

A Casa da Lavand’eira” was an 18th-century Douro Valley manor, a farmhouse located in northern Portugal, in the lands of Baião, on the banks of the Ovil River. This farmhouse has been transformed into a tourist complex (new program).

This rural estate encompasses a variety of natural and constructed environments that can be experienced, where architecture and nature seamlessly integrate in complete harmony.

Founded on sustainable intervention, the main granite house complements the chapel, living rooms, the hall, and the traditional kitchen (with a fireplace) that characterizes the structure. This restored building maintains its essence.

Simultaneously, other structures complement the landscape of the estate. Pre-existing buildings have been restored, preserving their essence, while new constructions are scattered across the natural surroundings. These recreational buildings, wooden cells, become part of the territory, connecting with the natural environment.

The wooden Branas (sustainable construction), with their defined curves, offer the opportunity to experience different atmospheres through the relationship between the interior and exterior of the structure, surrounded by nature.


FCC Arquitectura

Architecture Team:

Fernando Coelho, Ana Loureiro, Sérgio Silva, Luís Vieira, Diana Teixeira, João Mota, Luciano Gonçalves, Diana Chumbo


Start of project - 2016
Start of work - 2018
End of work - 2023


Deployment area - 3 560m²
Building area - 4 550m²




Engistart Engenharia

Photo Credits:

Fernando Guerra FG + SG

Landscape Architecture:

Paulo Palha


Stone, granite
Exposed concrete
Exterior wood in thermally modified ash
Ceramic tile
Aluminum and wood frames
Ash wood floors
Ipe decks
Ceramic floors
Mineral leather floors


General Contractor - Armindo João Gomes Empreiteiro
Lighting - Luz OHM com identidade
Plumbing - Fernando Teixeira Pichelaria
Hotel Equipment - Horex
Carpentry - Árvore de aromas
Landscaping - Diaplant
Metalwork - UrbMetal
HVAC - A. Cruz Lda
Spa and Pool Equipment - Coroa&Costa
Furniture - Oficinas Gerais


Ancede, Baião, Portugal