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Casa Luum

  1. Pin

    Santa Barbara de Nexe, Algarve, Portugal

  2. Suitcase

    6 guests

  3. BedDouble

    4 bedrooms

  4. Bath

    2 bathrooms


  • GradeLuxe
    Luxe Living
    A property with a high level of craftsmanship in architecture and design, as well as comfort.
    Villa
    Villa
    A standalone house with a pool

    Architect Pedro Domingos' Pristine Whites & Clean Lines in Faro's Nature Reserve

    Casa Luum lies at the end of an old dirt road in a nature reserve in Faro, its milky whites blending smoothly into the progressive blue of the sky.

    Architect Pedro Domingos' Pristine Whites & Clean Lines in Faro's Nature Reserve

    Standing out in contrast to the earthy rural environment, this striking holiday home in Portugal is defined by beautiful geometric block forms, spare clean lines and pristine whites. Set within an expansive nature reserve in the hills of Faro and surrounded by acres of olive groves and peaceful countryside, the bleached structures form a series of interrelated living areas. Designed by internationally-renowned Portuguese architect Pedro Domingos, this modern installation employs a fresh, selective approach to minimalism and simplicity.

    Expansive and bright, with simple understated luxuries and smart, minimalist decor including locally made ceramics, pottery, and blankets by Casa Cubista in Olhao, Casa Luum's living areas are bright, airy spaces punctuated with multiple windows and angles that capture and reflect the natural light. 

    The living room features a fireplace designed in 1965 by architects Alfonso Mila and Federico Correa surrounded by lounge areas next to the eat-in kitchen, with both indoor and outdoor dining areas. 

    With four large bedrooms and two full baths, the house sleeps six comfortably and is family friendly. Each bedroom features private terrace access. The house has also integrated many eco and sustainable practices such as solar energy and high-grade insulation to heat and cool naturally.

    The gardens were designed by Sigmetum, botanical architects based in Lisbon, who have collected and cultivated wild seeds, encouraging and protecting native species found throughout the region. Local herbs and aromatic plants abound, perfect for your cooking, infusions, or aromatic treatments. The lovely sheltered pool features shaded lounge areas and there’s a fantastic rooftop terrace for dining, lounging, and stargazing.

    We love the lightness of this gem by architect Pedro Domingos that reflects the day and glows softly in the evening. When the sun is out, it casts beautiful geometric shadows on itself like minimalist paintings. Every line is perfectly juxtaposed, making each nook and corner a visual delight.

    Discover nearby property Villa Agosto here.

     

    IN THE HILLS OF FARO

    The villa is located a few minutes from the picturesque village of Santa Bárbara de Nexe in the Algarve, just 50 km from the Spanish border and within a short distance to the coast and downtown Faro. 

    Seville is just an hour and a half away and Lisbon is just over a two-hour drive. Locally the town of Loule and the beautiful city of Tavira are within a short drive and the beaches of Almancil are just twenty minutes as is the coastal nature reserve of Rio Formosa. 

    Other points of interest include: Evora, Flor do Crato, Ilha Deserta, Silves, Monchique, Sagres, Troia, Praia da Marinha, Vale do Lobo, and Quinta do Lago.

     

    LOCATION

    Santa Bárbara de Nexe, Faro Province, Algarve, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Faro International.

     

    BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through fall is high season in the Algarve region, with cool winter off-seasons where the focus turns away from sun and sand, but it’s nevertheless a lovely year-round destination. 


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    Amenities

    Here’s what you can expect during your stay:

    • Kitchen
      Kitchen
      Fully equipped kitchen
    • Wifi
      Internet
      Wifi throughout
    • Fireplace
      Indoor Fireplace
    • Pool
      Pool

    How long would you like to stay?

    Minimum 2 nights



    Location

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    Santa Barbara de Nexe, PT

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