A contemporary Portuguese home with a spectular view
On the hills of southern Portugal, near the village of Praia da Luz, the Villa Escarpa floats, facing the ocean. Built over a space previously occupied by another building, this wonder of contemporary purity had to deal with natural constraints such as a steep slope and strong winds, hence the straight and horizontal lines, and the transparent white. Its architect, Mario Martins, explains that Villa Escarpa lies on a concrete base that gives the impression the house is lightly floating above the hills, ensuring a minimized impact on the environment and a certain visual efficiency. Long terraces are protected by the wind and help complete the masterpiece, along with the long swimming pool. Four bedrooms, a private courtyard but also a view on Praia da Luz and the sea … What else would you need?