A historic 19th-century building stands on the main pedestrian boulevard in an ancient hilltop town in the Alentejo. Celebrated for its heritage as a renowned pastelaria, this building has been transformed into a serene retreat and a favorite destination for architects and design lovers staying in the area.
The interior of the house is a testament to minimalism, with white-washed walls and an emphasis on wooden elements and other natural materials. The house is decorated with a curation of handpicked vintage finds, bespoke local craftsmanship, and contemporary Portuguese design by artists including João Bruno Videira, Malga Ceramic Design, and Graça Paz.
Though recently refurbished in 2020 to embody modern comforts, it retains its quaint allure, extending over three levels and featuring five suites, three of which boast private terraces that offer a peaceful escape.
The minimalistic and white color scheme is paired with earthy color accents and wood that add warmth to the rooms.
The kitchen features a carefully restored vaulted brick ceiling where the original bakery once stood.
The open-plan social area invites socializing around a large dining table next to a cozy fireplace and also includes a separate breakfast room.
The minimalistic bedrooms create a calm atmosphere.
The large rooftop terrace has a 3×4 meter pool and views across the castle and surrounding countryside.
This beautiful house is for sale at Fantastic Frank