This is a very successful conversion of an old Portuguese farmhouse into a contemporary style villa of exceptional architectural design. The Dutch architect Marco van Zal managed to convert the original farmhouse into a fresh architectural design with lots of light and clean lines, but at the same time blending it with Portuguese traditional architecture, with a simply stunning result.
He made the most of the existing features such as the high ceilings of the original farmhouse and he was very successful in bringing more light into the house. The kitchen and garage are a new extension to the original house, which greatly improved the possibility for an outdoor lifestyle: a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living.
The property is located on a high spot in the country side, allowing beautiful views of the country side in south westerly direction with the sea at your horizon. The house is south facing and sits in a generous plot of about 6.500m2, which is partly landscaped, the remainder of the land is kept original "Algarvio" with some olive, almond and carob trees. Some new & fast growing trees have been planted along the borders of the land to enhance privacy.
The court yard of the house is accessed via a beautifully bespoke design steel & glass door. A bespoke wooden security door gives way to the entrance hall, separated from the lounge by beautiful steel and glass doors. The lounge continues into the open plan kitchen with spacious dining room. This is a very special room, with a very high ceiling and high windows opening up fully (they go into the walls) creating a stunning indoor-outdoor area.
The kitchen is large and fully fitted with Siemens appliances. On the island there is a Novy cooker: combining an induction hob with an integrated downdraft extractor and the sink with a Quooker tap, the kitchen tap that does it all: 100C boiling water and also fizzy water, straight from the tap.
From the kitchen, a full size elevator takes you down to the generous garage, where there is also a fully fitted laundry area and access to the wine cellar. The garage has a lot of storage space and was created under the new extension to the house.
The bedrooms are located within the footprint of the original house, which has been fully refurbished (only some outer walls stayed). In the guest wing there are two bedrooms with build-in wardrobes and two generously sized shower rooms.
The master suite, composed of a large bedroom with mezzanine and a bathroom en suite, is located to the other side of the house, together with the office/multi-media room with a big screen television.
The separate guest annex is decorated in a more traditional way with Santa Catarina terra cotta floor tiles, wooden beamed ceilings and wooden shutters. The guest annex is composed of a bedroom with shower room and a kitchenette, so your guests can prepare their own breakfast ;-)
Around the house there is beautiful terracing in the same beautiful Porcelanosa tiles of 1,20x1,20m, which are used inside the house. Further terracing and the driveway are done with the traditional Portuguese "calçada" stones. The infinity pool is located in the garden and with its 12x4m size, great for swimming. The pool is heated by the overflow of the solar hot water system. There is pre-installation of a pool cover. Near the pool there is a pergola providing shade. Also near the pool there is an outdoor shower with open air WC.
The overall finishing of the villa is simply stunning: top quality appliances, beautiful Porcelanosa 1,20x1,20m floor tiles, high ceilings, bespoke high interior doors, wooden panels & bespoke built-in wardrobes in the bedrooms , Domotica intelligent home electrics, integrated air conditioning system, underfloor heating throughout, elevator from garage to kitchen, etc.
A unique opportunity to purchase a fabulous, brand new contemporary design property in the country side.
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