Lovely Garden Villa - Lisboa/Portugal
Lush Gardens, Tropical evergreens, Various Types of Fruit and Citrus Trees, Traditional Hand Painted Tiles, Marble Sculptures, Fountains & Fish Pond, Dog Kennels. A real -FIND- for the art lover, the gardener, dog breeder, etc.
Designed and ...
|Lage - Region/Kreis :||Lisboa(PT) Portugal|
|Preis:||390.000,00 €||~ 334.386,00 £||~ 431.418,00 $|
... built by a diplomat as a private residence. It would make an ideal home for adult ex-patriots, a retired couple, a diplomat´s residence, etc. The house is unique in Portugal. It has a few number of very large rooms and the gardens are rich and spacious. Most Portuguese home have many small rooms and little or no garden. It´s not for everyone, but the buyer will love it.
Our home does need a bit of work, but its basically just cleaning and repainting, inside and out. The structure is sound and the work is minor.
This magnificent old-style stone villa is situated on a well wooded 940 walled plot in a small village 20 km west of Lisbon. The house is a 1960's renovation of an old Portuguese family cottage built by a mature diplomat as weekend retreat. The superb visible structure is built around the original 70 M2 cottage with a 20 M2 winter garden added at ground level, a 100 M2 first floor and an 70 M2 second floor.
Massive stone arches support a 40 M2 balcony which covers the veranda and the railing is made of carved stone columns supporting stone lintels. The first floor is cantilevered at the side and the back so there are covered walkways around the house. There is a sea view of the Atlantic from the main balcony and the small 2nd story balcony that also has stone railings.
There is a separate 30 M2 guesthouse with its own fenced patio, a living / sleeping room, a kitchenette with refrigerator, stove and sink; a small bathroom with toilet, sink and stand up shower; a large garage with storage space, a workshop wing and a laundry room; a small bathing pool and two dog kennels at the back.
The lovely gardens contain a wide variety of tropical trees, fruit, grape vines, shrubs and flowers. There is a small vegetable patch which is very fertile because of the thick layer of black topsoil covering the lands. There are various types of oranges and mandarins, lemon, pomegranate, plum, nespa and avocado trees.
There are many traditional tile paintings, original stone sculptures, tiled fountains, a small bathing pool as well as large pond with goldfish and turtles. There are stone walkways, raised flower beds and herb garden, some fenced areas and trees inside the front wall giving privacy and shade.
The floors and walls are made of traditional tiles or marble. The main ground floor living / dining area has old fashioned, hand painted tile walls. The structure of the 19th century cottage remains, with 40+cm walls which keep the main area cool in the summer and comfortable in the winter (27ºC - 22ºC). There are working fireplaces in the main ground and first floor living areas.
The original eight small rooms on the ground floor have been rebuilt to provide a large, open kitchen / dining area, a marble walled bath room, a small library with built in book shelves and a pantry room with deep storage shelves that is used as an office / computer room.
The kitchen is purpose build, Scandinavian designed with large chestnut working areas, lots of shelves and drawers. The cooking area has a custom made and very practical stainless steel surface with large, deep sinks. Ideal for someone who enjoys cooking and preparing large meals.
The 100 M2 first floor has a grand bedroom, a massive 50+ M2 living room with marble floor, Roman columns & large The second floor consists of a large room with gables at the front and rear for the small balcony and stairwell. It is suitable as an office, bedroom, storage or playroom. It could easily be converted into a separate suite or bedrooms by adding gables at the sides for additional vertical space.
The village has several cafés, restaurants, food shops, a butcher, a Lidl discount supermarket and most people´s day to day shopping requirements. A large mall, Cascaisshopping is nearby and other towns, villages and shops are within a few minutes drive.
The house is near Sintra (10km) and 25 minutes drive to Lisbon airport. It is close to the motorway, shopping centres, cinemas, several golf courses, beaches, etc.
Because of the location´s proximity to Serra de Sintra, the Sintra mico-climate ensures that there is a refreshing breeze on the hottest of days.
There is cable TV, two phone lines and a high speed data network cable connection, so usage of the premises as an office is a viable option.
Offers of euro 390,000 will be considered Lovely Garden Villamehr...