Casa BonTon is located in the centre of Lagoa, a small town in the hinterland of Portugal‘s Algarve coast. The Dutch-Portuguese architectural office studio arte has converted this former agricultural building, dating back to 1895, into a holiday home for 6 people. The traditional elements of the building have been preserved and carefully modernised. Behind its old walls you will discover an urban refuge, furnished in an eclectic mix of styles; antiques, vintage pieces, modern design and contemporary art form a unique composition of colours, shapes, patterns and materials.
On the street side there is the living room and a TV room, while next to the inner courtyard you will find the kitchen with an adjoining dining room and a bedroom with its own bathroom. The other two bedrooms (each with en suite bathroom) are located in the garden wing, which you can reach via the patio. This south-facing green oasis is designed as a second outdoor living room, with a sitting area under a large awning, a covered dining area, an outdoor kitchen and pool loungers.
What to do
There are several beaches in the area, the nearest ones can be reached in less than 10 minutes by car. You can go snorkeling, diving and or take boat trips from the many bays along the coast. The historic city centre with shops, restaurants and theatres is within walking distance from the house. Wine tasting in the surrounding vineyards (the region is a famous wine-growing area). The city of Portimão and Lages can be reached by car in 10 and 20 minutes respectively. Lisbon and Seville are 3 and 5 hours away by bus respectively.
Why we like this house
A unique townhouse with Boho-Chic interiors and a secluded courtyard. Here you can enjoy living far away from the hustle and bustle of the coast, yet close to the beautiful beaches of the Algarve.
This house is great for
Holidays with family and friends. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and thanks to the division of the main building and outbuildings this townhouse is perfectly suited for holidays with groups of friends or older children.
Details of the property
Region/Town: PT – Portugal, Algarve, Lagoa
Name: Casa BonTon
Scenery: Close to the historic city centre of Lagoa
Number of guests: Max. 6
Architecture: Old & new
Design: Arnold Aarssen – Joao Carriço – Joana Dalmau Pinto, studio arte, Portimão