Villa Acacia (in progress)
My clients were looking for a warm and peaceful place to live not far from Lisbon, to welcome family and friends in a "family home" atmosphere. They were charmed by the soul and elegance of this very authentic townhouse and fell in love with it.
They wished to modify the existing building, to adapt it to their needs, making it comfortable and functional, whilst highlighting the original materials such as the refined woodwork and the magnificent Portuguese earthenware.
On the ground floor, we designed a lift to easily access the upper floors, a magnificent entrance hall opening onto a beautiful living room and bar overlooking a charming patio, as well as a dining room and a very cosy kitchen, which has become more spacious and practical thanks to its annexes, and ideal for sharing pleasant moments.
On the first floor, we knocked down load-bearing walls to obtain a more spacious and elegant family lounge, a lovely office with a fireplace, a kitchenette and two guest bedrooms with their en-suite bathrooms.
This layout allowed for two very distinct spaces: one for entertaining and the other more private. Furthermore, the top floor was allocated to the generous master suite and to various other spaces for the family to use.
Once all this accomplished and in order to furnish the house and to complete our clients’ fine furniture collection, a Portuguese cabinetmaker was hired to create sophisticated, bespoke pieces and cabinetworks, with modern lines and impeccable finishes, creating a graceful contrast with the surroundings.
Eclecticism was the key word for this interior design, with furniture and antique objects carefully put together so as to harmonise the place. Mixing several styles and periods, we illuminated this home by telling its story.
The lovely exotic garden and its swimming pool finalise the picture to create a real gem in the heart of the city.