930 000 €
Detached single storey T5, Praia Grande, Alto do Rodízio, Colares, Sintra
Single Habitation 5 Bedrooms
5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 280 m2 of area
Sintra, Colares, Alto do Rodizio
Energy certificate: In Process
In the middle of the twentieth century, the phenomenon of holiday homes built in the area of Colares emerges. This production resulted from the relationship between a bourgeois elite - and their desire to have a second home that would fulfill their “dream” and leisure ambitions. Thus Colares proved to be of great attractiveness as an area of choice for seasonal housing in the 20th century, fully corresponding to the concept of “idyllic landscape” in which moments dedicated to leisure and contemplation of nature can be enjoyed, in clear opposition to the bustle and chores of urban life.
The economic power and aesthetic sense of this bourgeoisie makes it turn to renowned architects to build their houses, turning the region into a magnificent laboratory of author architecture around the 50s in a process of affirmation of the Modern Movement and its adaptation to local culture. In this sense, and even due to the relationship with the landscape, the Serra de Sintra and the sea, we are facing a unique region in the country.
Among several architects (Keil do Amaral, Raul Lino, Nuno San Payo, Justino Morais, Manuel Tainha or, more recently, Álvaro Siza Vieira) with work here in the area, Francisco Conceição Silva, architect of Hotel do Mar (Sesimbra) or Castil Building (Lisbon), for example.
Conceição Silva (1922-1982), is part of this process of “Mediterraneanization” of the modern. The architect designed some houses, between 1959 and 1965, which combine, according to the historian Inês Leite, «an open and fluid spatial structure, typical of modern architecture, with the recovery of intimacy, by assembling around collected courtyards, characteristic of living Mediterranean".
Conceição Silva's main brand was total design. In addition to the architectural design, the house has furniture that is perfectly adapted to the house and designed by Atelier Conceição Silva, one of the largest ateliers in Portugal. In addition, and given the close interaction between architects and artists of the time, the house is dotted with art objects integrated into its interior and exterior. Enamel handles by Luís Ralha, cabinet doors painted by Sá Nogueira, tiles by Querubim Lapa. Everything that Conceição Silva invited to work in his studio with great merit and a sense of opportunity.
The villa is developed on a single floor with a view to the stunning Serra de Sintra with its mystic and 600 meters walk from Praia Grande. With 5 bedrooms, 2 suites, 3WC, living and dining room, kitchen. This house is practically furnished because all the furniture of noble wood are inlaid and make the same. Outside there is a garage with cellar and storage area as well as a swimming pool and garden.
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- Price: 930 000 €
- Status: For Sale
- Building size: 280 m2
- Gross Area: 2,400 m2
- State: Good
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Construction year: 1965
- Parking type: 2 Closed Square
- Cellar - 20 m2
- Market (600m) - Feirinha de Almocageme
- Ocean (800m) - Praia grande
- Historic Area (1000m) - Sintra