Rustic Sophistication in Alentejo, the Provence of Portugal
In a 1.8 hectare property dotted with olive trees, lies an exquisite villa composed of : a main house plus annex, unified by an internal patio with lemon and tangerine trees, crowned with a minimalist water fountain. The patio leads to the external area, complemented by a swimming pool area, a rose lined terrace, a tiered grass lawn, and hedge. The pool is tiled in a beautiful deep green hue.
The house’s architecture is typical of the Alentejo region, with very thick whitewashed walls, blood red doors and an Yves Klein blue skirting board. It has light-coloured brick floors, stunning brick lined vaulted ceilings in some of the rooms, and exposed whitewashed rustic wood beams in others. The living room has a huge, walk-in fireplace that is the centrepiece of the room.
An ample U-shaped central hall looks into the internal patio and leads to the 3 bedrooms- two suites and one master suite with walk in closet and bathroom. On the opposite side of the house, facing the charming village of Evoramonte, a large vine covered terrace has a stunning table made of locally sourced granite which comfortably sits 10 people for a pleasant outdoor meal with a view.
The second house is an impressive library, converted into an extra bedroom, plus bathroom.
The farm is extremely bright and luminous, all spaces are generously proportioned, the general feeling is one of amplitude and calm, while still remaining cozy.
In the middle of the historic side of the Alentejo - only a 30 minute drive from Évora (a Unesco World Heritage site), one and a half hours from Lisbon and 45minutes to the border with Spain.
As a result of the contact of so many different cultures and civilizations, megalithic monuments, Roman ruins, cultural, gastronomic and cultural heritages of the Moors survive in Alentejo. This is the heart of Portugal. Contact with nature and historic significance. Its landscape is one of impact, of undulating lands with large spaces covered with crops, olive trees and vineyards. Its medieval villages bewitch us with their castles and walls, where simple whitewashed houses coexist with the baroque architecture of colonial houses, palaces, monasteries and convents.
A rich tapestry.