Colourful Portuguese townhouse asks for €1.1m in Abrantes

Modern shades infuse this renovated 19th-century home

Modern colours infuse this renovated 19th-century townhouse in the Portuguese city of Abrantes.

Located in the district of Santarém, the hillside city sits on the banks of the Tagus River and has historically been a strategic military strongpoint held at points by the Portuguese, Moors and Napoleonic troops – all of which have left their thumbprint on Abrantes.

In more recent history, this 19th-century mansion was designed by architect Raul Lino, with landscaping by Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles, and faces onto Rua de Santos e Silva – the main street connecting São Vicente and São João Baptista.

The historic pad retains its original character, with terracotta-coloured tiles crowning the roof and its crisp white facade punctuated by French doors, and ceramic tiles on the lower level.

Living spaces, meanwhile, are set over two floors, with lofty ceilings and plaster mouldings and rooms drenched in modern, monochrome colours that have a distinctive Portuguese feel. For example, the dining room is daubed in a warm tangerine shade, while the living room is a soft olive green – all rooms have exposed wooden floorboards.

A large 448 sqm garden was originally landscaped by Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles and is at the rear, offering a quiet oasis away from the street, with a pool and guest house. On the upper level, the terrace balcony offers a prime people-watching spot over the street.

WGP Advisors is listing the seven-bedroom Portuguese property with an asking price of €1.1m.

The kitchen
Photography: WGP Advisors
One of the bedrooms
Photography: WGP Advisors

Read next: Lush valley views are on offer at this rustic Ibizan finca

Tour a neoclassical Copenhagen condo in the heart of Frederiksstaden



Share Tweet