Stylish villa with picture-perfect surroundings
Portugal’s Silver Coast is becoming increasingly popular with shrewd investors and those who appreciate the region’s natural beauty and gentler pace of life.
Stretching from Lisbon to Porto, the Silver Coast (Costa de Prata) is a largely undiscovered area of outstanding natural beauty. The spectacular region is blessed with sleepy villages, rich vineyards and age-old castles alongside stunning coastal scenery, fringed with some of the best beaches in Europe. Some of the country’s most impressive architectural, religious and historical sites can be found in this province, less than an hour’s drive from Lisbon International Airport.
Enjoying a prime position in the Óbidos golden triangle, the contemporary villa is only four minutes from the beautiful, historic town of Óbidos and ten minutes from the lagoon.
Considered to be one of the jewels of Portugal’s national heritage, Óbidos is a magnificent medieval walled town. Its unspoilt beauty is retained in its narrow cobbled streets lined with whitewashed, bougainvillea-draped houses. From its elevated position, the town overlooks expanses of vineyards speckled with whirling windmills. The picture-perfect Óbidos has an open-air opera in the old town square, music festivals, medieval feasts and chocolate festival.
The Óbidos Lagoon is one of the most beautiful spots on the Portuguese west coast, boasting dazzling beaches. It is also a magnificent natural habitat for all types of wildlife and is enjoyed by birdwatchers, fishermen, sailors, cyclists and hikers.
Wonderfully private, the exquisite villa enjoys a peaceful location along with stunning valley and forest views. Its traditional exterior belies a chic and contemporary interior.
The main house was originally a wine press that has been tastefully converted into a modern home featuring a striking design that maximises light and space. It boasts three bedrooms and an amazing 65m² open-plan dining/living area and an ultra-modern kitchen with Gaggenau appliances. The master suite enjoys French glass doors opening onto a private terrace. The bathrooms are all wet rooms with walk-in showers.
The main house is linked to an adjoining annex, originally the farmhouse, by a covered outdoor living space of exotic hardwood. This multi-functional, inside/outside living area offers welcome shade during the day and is gloriously illuminated at night by recessed lighting. There is one further bedroom in the annex.
The gorgeous property is characterized by elegant finishes such as 80×80-centimetre oversized polished ceramic floor tiles, original stone walls, beams, a steel staircase, vaulted ceiling, solid oak flooring, frameless internal doors and gable-end wall of reclaimed brick.
The lovely residence is perfect for indoor/outdoor lifestyle, with open floorplan, high ceilings and glass doors. The property benefits from 2,000m2 of landscaped grounds, with the option of a further 9,000m2 of valley/forest available separately. The outdoor areas come with a mosaic-tiled pool that is surrounded by 200m² of hardwood decking, a further five separate terraced or decked areas, an outdoor shower, mature palms and plants.
This is effortlessly elegant living.