An amazing contrast of a hi-tech, eco-friendly modern Villa set in the lush rural foothills of the Monchique mountains, this is a truly unique property.
Monchique is a remarkable area of the Algarve unbeknown to many. Just 20 minutes North of the hustle and bustle of Portimao yet it feels like a lifetime away! The magnificent architecture of this sumptuous home puts it apart from the average. The location in the rolling hills offers stunning views to the South, taking in miles of greenery, cityscape and Ocean view.
The Algarve is World famous for it's stunning beaches and picturesque scenery. Throw in 300 days of Sunshine and renowned cuisine and the full package of Portugal is complete. With countless charming towns with labyrinthine historic streets and it's many top class golf courses, coupled with adventure sports and mountains this is truly a region among Europe's finest.
Specifically the Western Algarve, where this sumptious property is located is also blessed with a culture of the outdoors. Surfers flock here year round, the World renowned Fisherman's Hiking trail begins in nearby Lagos, there are network of cycle routes and areas of protected National Park.
The Villa has ample off street parking and secure automated gate. Built expertly into the hillside, the initial incline proffers the first level, which includes the majority of outdoor facilities. The front door introduces a welcoming interior of comfort and modernity. The specifications of the house insure that every single room is South facing with jaw dropping views aplenty.
Much of the construction is glass and is of an unbreakable specification Schuco brand. With the floor to ceiling windows an undeniable asset to every room, the design deliberately encourages the beams of sunshine to permeate and guarantee natural light abounds.
The living room includes amongst it's features a fireplace thermally efficient enough to warm much of the downstairs area in those cool January evenings.
To the left of the front door is a kitchen of the highest quality in sophistication and appliances and a grand dining area - both with the views of the splendid countryside beyond. The generous hallway doesn't miss out on the natural light either with a rear portal to the mini ‘internal garden’.
Up the stairs on the West wing reveals a couple of bonus rooms, exuding charm with the sloping ceilings. One is currently utilised as a playroom and the other an office but could be moulded according to taste. Though containing skylights, these are the only rooms without the views of such grandeur!
The East wing, on the other side of the living area sits at the top of the stairs and provides thoroughfare to the sleeping quarters of a consistent persuasion. Once more - all have the dramatic vistas and all day sunshine. All are en-suite with fitted wardrobes.
Underneath these idyllic chambers is a huge room, of a partially unused nature but with masses of potential. There is another bathroom here and wine cellar and a separate section at the back for utilities, such as the 500 litre solar powered water tank, central vacuum and general technology hub.
The entire property can be controlled remotely and has underfloor heating, automated blinds, and double unbreakable glazing, state of the art insulation and roof drainage.
Outdoors on the South side is the pool, heated when desired, large BBQ terrace area with Pergola and is accessible via various exits from the Villa. The pool is such that the views can even be enjoyed whilst having a relaxing dip. There is also a lawn area. Going towards the back of the house and climbing the gradient and there is a paved terrace at almost the highest point to look out at the Atlantic below.
The water has an Ultra violet treatment system and the property has it's own borehole. The land reaches slightly further up the hill behind and there is also a strip on the other side of the quiet road with fruit trees.
This ultra modern dream home is a must viewing for those who revel in the quiet countryside but still crave the hi-tech wizardry of modern life.
As well as a luxurious family home, the Villa has in the past been utilised as a guest house of the highest calibre. Though in a quiet, rural neighbourhood, the towns of Monchique and Marmalete are both driveable within 12 - 16 minutes. A high end retreat is an obvious option also, or a base for golfing buddies due to the huge number of nearby World class golfing facilities.
The entire area is a haven for bikers, hikers and birdwatchers. Indeed there is an annual walking festival in June.
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For more information on the Algarve follow the link
Guide to Algarve by Real Estate Experts - Portugal Homes
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