The 800 square meter residence is a chic amalgamation of the characteristic form of old manor houses of the Alentejo along with sleek and well defined lines of contemporary structures. The resultant creation is a gorgeous two level villa that largely employs soothing neutral shades is predominantly clad in white and employs graceful use of glass and stone.
The generous use of glass has been attributed to the lush green surroundings and how the clients asked for a design that offers gorgeous views of this natural terrain. The most interesting and appealing aspect of the home though is the stunning spiral staircase at the heart of the structure which just seems to enrich the look of the interiors several fold along with the dazzling chandeliers.
Although the black-and-white films we use for inspiration may not convey color usage color was extremely important in the Hollywood Regency style. Royal blues bright reds polished golds and emerald greens – jewel tones hint at the majestic feel movie stars wished to invoke. After all who wouldn’t want to feel like royalty?
When you think of a beautiful beach house the image of a setting like is probably not the first thing that springs to mind. That is not so much a comment on the house itself but the images on display here which just to present a sky very different from the ‘clear and sunny’ images that we are often used to.
The use of floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensures that there is ample ventilation while a green backyard is visually linked with the rest of the home as well. With sleek and well defined lines making up the design smart décor and trendy use of color this elegant home brings together the best of two different worlds with unassuming sophistication.