Casa Hortinha, in the heart of the Portuguese town of Portimão, embodies the style of the 1960s both inside and out. This town house, a modern heritage-listed monument, has been restored and modernised by the Dutch-Portuguese architecture studio arte.
Behind its mint green facade with red colour accents you will be greeted by equally colourful interiors in which design meets art. Expressive tiles characterise the ambience on the ground floor, which houses the kitchen with a dining area in its original 1960s Danish design as well as the comfy living room. The two bedrooms on the first floor are predominantly white. But even here there are dashes of colour, such as the original mint green tiles in the bathroom. On the second floor there is a roof terrace with an outdoor kitchen and a Jacuzzi – the perfect spot enjoy the sunset.
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What to do
Portimão is a lively harbour town; restaurants, bars and shops are all within walking distance. The town is known for its sandy beaches (Praia da Rocha is about 3km from the centre), and you can enjoy water sports, boat trips to nearby caves, golf (several golf courses in the area), visits to the town of Silves, or bird watching in the Alvor estuary.
Why we like this house
A 1960s gem, which evokes the lifestyle of the swinging sixties but offers contemporary comfort.
This house is great for
Anyone who loves urban flair and isn’t simply looking for a beach holiday on the Algarve coast.
Details of the property
Region/Town: PT – Portugal, Algarve, Portimão
Name: Casa Hortinha
Scenery: In the old city-centre
Number of guests: Max. 4
Architecture: Old & new, Listed building - new
Completed: 1960s, 2019 (renovation)
Design: Antonio Vincente de Castro, Umbau: Arnold Aarssen – Joao Carriço – Joana Dalmau Pinto, studio arte, Portimão