Modern meets Mother Nature at this glass-fronted property in the heart of rural Portugal.
Set back from the coast in the region of Setubal near the town of Grandola, 3 Bicas villa sits on a tree-studded site with plenty of land to play with – 22 hectares to be exact. Ample space to add an additional property for residential or leisure purposes.
The 5,000 sq m site – on the market via Sotheby’s International Realty for €2m –already has two buildings in situ and is flexible enough for a residence, small hotel or a mix of the two.
Completed in 2010, the year-long build saw the construction of the main 367 sq m house – designed by Pedro Ferreira Pinto – and a smaller 50 sq m pool-side cabin. The complex takes its name from the springs of water in the nearby rice fields, and was constructed as a modern hideaway from the glow of city lights.
The main house is spread out over two floors with four bedrooms, five bathrooms and a striking double-vaulted living room. The latter is a bolthole within a bolthole, offering a studio-style hideaway for visitors looking for a little more privacy. Both properties are raised off the ground and surrounded by wraparound decking.
Interiors are pared back, featuring earthy, natural materials including wooden shutters on the floor-to-ceiling glass facades of the main property, and a grey brushed marble kitchen. The inside-out theme runs throughout – right down to the outdoor baths and shower rooms – and there is also an on-site children’s play area set within the grounds.
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