A House with History
To describe this renovation there is nothing better than evoking the charm of Vila Viçosa. Called as "Princess of Alentejo", given its close connection with the royal family, a building with a discreet facade was discovered a few years ago by a Portuguese man who very much appreciates the beauty of the legacy of the past.
And the past is rooted in these walls as they were the stage for the life of the scribe of the last King of Portugal. How many real words will have been written here?...
King D. Carlos was a lover of large estates, agriculture and hunting, spending much of his time in Vila Viçosa, like other previous Kings who marked the Vila. History is all over .
Despite its past, in recent decades the house has been disfigured by different hands but has finally found a caretaker who saw what no one else saw... Thus, it regained light, life and the old details that value and highlight it. .
A charm of home, it became.
In the rehabbing process, walls and niches were rediscovered and reused, but old tile panels were also added (18th century), old wooden doors, marble from other times, and the artistic stucco work, resumed, at the level of the ceilings. , which is incredibly beautiful. Elements that were meticulously chosen to restore dignity to this house.
The owner also managed to acquire the coach house, on the ground floor, thus bringing together all the "pieces" of this set.
At the entrance (the wooden door is original, restored), the old stone floor has just been discovered and gives access to a marble staircase that takes us to the first floor. It consists of:
1 generous living room with lots of natural light
1 dining room with 2 exits to the balcony that gives access (by stairs), to the small garden
1 small office
1 cozy living room with salamander
1 bedroom with natural light
1 interior room
New, equipped kitchen with pantry and balcony
From the dining room we can access the attic, still in its raw state but with potential for renovation.
Returning to the entrance, on the left side of the staircase, we find an access corridor to the garden. There is a bathroom on this route.
On the right side of the main door, there is the carriage house door that gives us access to a generous space (it could be a garage) with countless potential and the possibility of connecting to the garden and the rest of the house. Ceilings in arches and vaults are constant.
The small garden, with plans for a small Moroccan pond, has a well and a huge orange tree. We emphasize that the outside of the house has complete privacy.
Other relevant information:
Plumbing, sewage and electricity systems were replaced. They're new.
There is pre-installation of air conditioning in the lounge, dining room, study and master bedroom.
The water heating is done by a 100 liter thermo-accumulator
In the kitchen there are two electric ovens and a stove with an electric induction hob.
The furniture can be sold additionally (not included).
This house is located just 1h45 from Lisbon, with excellent access by motorway; 20 minutes from Estremoz and 40 minutes from Spain.
We look forward to your visit.