casa LUUM

Casa Luum is situated on a property surrounded by a nature reserve in the hinterland of the Algarve. The building was designed by the Portuguese architect Pedro Domingos, who also created the neighbouring house Casa Agostos. Casa Luum is a composition of bright white, geometric structures that interleave and are arranged on two levels around an inner courtyard with a swimming pool.
In contrast to this multiform architecture, the interiors are very simple. White walls, natural materials including natural stone and wood, as well as soft, earthy colours characterise its calm, almost contemplative ambience. The four bedrooms, the kitchen and the dining room are on the lower level and open out to the courtyard through large windows. On the upper floor you will find the living room with views of the nature reserve and access to both the large roof terrace and the garden. Every guest will find their favourite spot in the garden with its native plants and herbs, on the various terraces and patios, or in the courtyard.

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

An exciting house with many charming details, like the staircase that leads from the roof terrace directly into the pool, or the exceptional fireplace in the living room. We like the fact that so much emphasis is placed on sustainability and ecology. Thanks to its good insulation, the house does not need air conditioning. The furnishings including the beds, crockery and linens are made by local Portuguese labels.

This house is great for

Holidays with family and friends, away from the hustle and bustle of the Algarve but close to their attractions.

Details of the property

Region/Town: PT – Portugal, Algarve, Santa Barbara de Nexe

Name: casa LUUM

Scenery: In a natural reserve at the end of a dirt road surrounde by hundres of olive-, cork- and almond trees

Accommodation: House

Number of guests: max. 8 in 4 double rooms

Architecture: Modern

Completed: 2018

Design: Pedro Domingos, Lisbon; Landscape design: Sigmetum, Lisbon

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Wim Van Bree said:

Without any doubt, the most beautiful house we ever stayed in: the architecture and decoration of the house are (close to) perfect, the pool is a gem (with the beautiful stairway), the roof terrace a dream (watching the starred roof above your head from there is a delight) and the outdoor shower a treat. Communication with owner Kristoff was swift and easy and some first teething problems (we were one of the first guest staying in the house) were dealt with very professionally. And his tips for restaurants, shops and outings were all great.
The only thing that we missed, was a bit of shadow above the outside table, at the hottest moment of the day.
Of course this all comes at a price, but it’s really worth it: we had an unforgettable stay. We would surely want to come back once.

Wim, Korneel, Lodewijk, Nico, Ann and Els, from Belgium

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