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Frescoed Lisbon apartment is packed with charm

Things take a romantic turn inside this historic Lisbon apartment, where every room is decked in rose-hued frescoes that nod to the rich city’s past.

The Mouraria bolthole sits on a cobbled street just below the historic castle and clocks in at just 74 sq m. Though small, São Cristóvão is packed to the rafters with charm thanks to its muted colour palette, mouldings and decorations. According to its listing agent, Fantastic Frank, the current owner bought the apartment as a white-walled shell and discovered the 18th-century frescoes beneath layers of paint.

Though small, São Cristóvão is packed to the rafters with charm thanks to its muted colour palette, mouldings and decorations.
Photography: Matilde Travassos for Fantastic Frank

They’ve lovingly revealed them throughout each of its three rooms, and have installed an Italian exposed cable electric system, with ceramic switches, to protect them from damage while updating the apartment’s wiring. It’s an offbeat and whimsical touch that adds further charm to the space.

Windows and the balcony overlook the main street and Tejo river offering a unique view of Lisbon, close to Baixa Pombalina. The Lisbon apartment is listed for €440,000.

Frescoes have been lovingly revealed them throughout each of its three rooms, and have installed an Italian exposed cable electric system, with ceramic switches, to protect them from damage while updating the apartment's wiring
Photography: Matilde Travassos for Fantastic Frank

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