The reconstruction of the mansion from the 1930s, designed by architect Teixeira Lopes, is an exercise in restoring the original. The building, which had been altered in such a way as to detract from its character, displays great spatial and material quality. The changes introduced by the design, new bathrooms, remodelled services areas and kitchen, structural reinforcements and the introduction of infrastructure and passive insulation, have been planned so as not to formally disrupt the genesis of the architecture in place. A number of original materials, since altered, were restored, such as the wooden frames, the eaves in chestnut wood and other interior details with a view to keeping their ambiguous decorative timelessness. The exterior arrangements also served to enhance the reading of the original architectural design and its singularity, which had been lost over time due to arbitrary, indiscriminate changes.