Casa Agostos is situated in the hilly hinterland of the Algarve region in southern Portugal, near the picturesque village of Santa Bárbara de Nexe. Between the green knotty olive-trees the long-extended building shines brightly in white. Once rundown and neglected, this traditional house has been rebuilt and extended by an annex. The original structure features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, while new wing houses a large living room with a fireplace and the kitchen. The old and new buildings are connected by the central entrance area. There is a seamless flow between the rooms and large windows open them out to the garden. The minimalist interior design, the concrete flooring and linear shapes combine to create a pleasant modern ambience. The house has several patios, terraces, and a roof terrace with beautiful views over the hills of Faro. The 15-meter-long pool in the garden is built into a large concrete block, which partly sinks into the ground and defines the border of the property.
What to do
Golf, tennis, shopping centers, spa, beaches, small traditional villages, hiking, fishing, water sports, snorkeling, boat trips, dolphin and bird watching. You can reach a gourmet restaurant (2 Michelin stars) within 25 minutes. Excursions to Seville in Spain (1:45 hrs), Lisbon (2:30 hrs). The natural reserve of Ria Formosa is only 15 minutes away.
Why we like this house
Impressive conversion of a ruin into a modern buidling: the house is cool and inviting at the same time. The rural surroundings and the proximity to the many attractions of the Algarve make the house a perfect destination for a holiday with family or friends.