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.
If you thought that innovative modern design and architecture were limited to big cities then you would be in for a pleasant surprise when you visit the nearest little town or even countryside community next time. Home owners across the board are now opting for contemporary structures that not only offer great aesthetics but match the form with exquisite functionality.
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?
The top floor is pretty much cantilevered and wrapped up in a black zinc cladding and the use of extravagant floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensures that there is a wonderful 270 degree view of the Bay area. The interiors are truly spacious simple in their constitution and completely uncluttered.
The idea was to design a sustainable and spacious structure which is made out of a single pallet of material. The wide open living and dining spaces along with the kitchen area the bathrooms laundry a couple of private bedrooms and even a bunkroom complete the quarters.