Superb example of an Art Deco style country house set in its own extensive grounds incorporating many wonderful sculptures. The property embodies modernist design and was constructed by the vendor in 2008. This unique and quite breath-taking country estate of 50 acres (20 hectares) comes with two large lakes, formal garden, water features, ponds, sculptures, rose garden and grotto that surround the house. The estate also has three stone ruins two of which are registered and would convert into dwellings.
The house is North facing and so benefits from the shade of the buildings eaves to keep it cool in summer. The upper level main entrance leads directly into a large entrance hall with a glass domed roof. Ahead is the lounge and to the right are the master bedroom, en-suite and dressing room, cloakroom, shower and toilet and the fourth bedroom, which is currently used as a library/office. To the left are a kitchenette and the entrance to the upper level of the indoor/outdoor swimming pool, which extends to the full height of the building. The double curved staircase in the entrance hall leads downstairs to a hall of the same size and in front is the dining room. To the right are the kitchen and the laundry room and further to the right, the second bedroom and the third bedroom, currently used as a games room. To the left is the lower entrance to the swimming pool. There is a large lifting window which separates the inside pool from the outside pool, which also benefits from a spa section. Within the design, there is opportunity to have a dividing floor of 150m2 put above the swimming pool. This can be done quite simply without planning permission by utilizing the building's structural pillars which support the house. There are six garages, three on each side of the house, which visually balances the design. The house itself comes with a total floor area of 1236m2.
The estate enjoys a very private and peaceful location with amazing views of the Estrella, Caramulo and Acor mountains. The extensive motorway network is just eleven minutes drive and the very modern town of Oliveira do Hospital six minutes drive. The Estrella Mountains can be seen 30 kms away which are capped with snow in the winter and have a ski resort for the end of the year. The university city of Coimbra and once capital of Portugal is 45 mins away, Porto International Airport 90 mins and Lisbon International Airport 125 mins drive. The coastal towns are 50 minutes away and Spain 60 minutes.
Energy Rating: C