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Cruz Alba

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    Melides, Alentejo, Portugal

  2. Suitcase

    8 guests

  3. BedDouble

    4 bedrooms

  4. Bath

    4 bathrooms


  • GradeComfortable
    Stylishly Comfortable
    A property designed with great style and with amenities that offer a relaxed stay.
    Villa
    Villa
    A standalone house with a pool
    Beach
    Beach
    Steps from the sea or ocean, minutes from sand and surf

    Architect Manuel Aires Mateus Creates a Striking Homage to Classic Medieval Estates in Melides

    When white is your dominant palette, the beauty of visionary architectural design and functional simplicity become an art form. 

    Architect Manuel Aires Mateus Creates a Striking Homage to Classic Medieval Estates in Melides

    Completed in 2014, this striking home was conceived and designed by architect Manuel Aires Mateus in stunning contrast to the steep and scenic topography of the Alentejo region's Serra de Grandola valley. Situated near the small town of Melides on over 13 acres, the home is a modern homage to traditional medieval Mediterranean estates designed as observation posts that overlook vast agricultural holdings and faraway vistas.

    Designed as one seamless space, the courtyard and terrace are settled into the hillside around a central terrace that functions as a common area accessible from every room. Strongly characterized interiors and exteriors flow seamlessly throughout creating a bright and open modern habitat that is light, airy and dramatically engaging. With three en suite bedrooms and a bunk room that the kids will love, the house is family-friendly and large enough for groups to share. The state-of-the-art kitchen joins with the open-plan dining and living areas overlooking the pool and courtyard and is ideal for entertaining.

    Capturing the lovely private views of the natural landscape and the Atlantic beyond creates a sense of tranquillity and meditative calm here. Named one of the Top-10 houses of 2014 by Dezeen and one of the 50 best houses of 2014 by Archdaily Magazine, it's easy to see why.  

    MELIDES

    Located in a rural Serra do Grandola valley, in the traditional Alentejo village of Melides, the house is ideally positioned to enjoy both the countryside and the Atlantic coastal areas of the Alentejo. 

    Praia de Melides is a five-mile-long stretch of sand that separates the sea and the lagoon with lots of unspoiled beach access. The house is just a short drive south of the sleepy fishing town of Comporta and the Troia Peninsula and just above Santiago do Cacem the ancient Moorish and later colonial community with quaint cobblestone streets and fortifications. 

    Nearby Abela and Alvalade are small Alatejan villages along the river Sado near Santo Andre Lagoon and the long stretches of white sand beaches. The stunning ancient Celtic settlement of Mirobriga is a short drive away and not to be missed. Setubal and Lisbon are just over an hour north.

    LOCATION

    Melides, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Lisbon International Airport (35km)

    BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall


    Exterior

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    Interior

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    Amenities

    Here’s what you can expect during your stay:

    • Washer
      Washer
    • Dryer
      Dryer
    • Kitchen
      Kitchen
      Fully equipped
    • Wifi
      Internet
      Wifi throughout
    • Tv
      TV
    • Fireplace
      Indoor Fireplace
      Firewood provided in winter
    • Pool
      Pool

    How long would you like to stay?

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    Location

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    Melides, PT

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