Once upon a time the gorgeous little coastal town of Cascais, Portugal was a sleepy fishing village. Over time the idyllic scenery and spectacular turquoise waters captured the attention of European nobility, and the quaint village was transformed into a paradise for high-end holidaymakers from across the globe seeking beautiful beaches, rich cultural and historical attractions and pristine waters ideal for water sport adventures and sailing.
Today the municipality is one of the wealthiest in Portugal as it remains a favorite destination for globetrotting elites and dedicated yachting enthusiasts. Cascais Bay is renowned as one of the best regatta locations in the world and is host to some of sailing’s most prestigious events and trophies. Snagging a prime piece of real estate along this treasured coastline would be quite the get and this sensational contemporary villa overlooking the bay is a perfect opportunity to establish your own little luxury hideaway.
Inside the home is designed to capitalize on its commanding position from which you can enjoy sweeping views over Praia do Guincho, one of the finest beaches in all of Portugal. From the contemporary yet cozy furnishings, enjoy the full breadth of the picturesque ocean views unobstructed thanks to the striking wall to wall, floor-to-ceiling glass walls.
Surrounded by the wild beauty of nature, the sleek, modern interior creates a striking contrast. Tucked into a custom design golden frame, the T.V. defines one end of the open-plan living room while a double-sided fireplace creates an architectural distinction from the kitchen and dining areas, creating distinctive zones without losing the openness of the space.
When the kitchen is on display, it needs to be a work of art and this one delivers. With minimalist cabinetry in dark wood, sleek design and metallic accents the kitchen excludes a subtle elegance with a twist of irreverence. An L.E.D. light strip under the counter make bar seating pop, creating an unexpected design element for friends and family to enjoy. Sliding glass doors allow for some optional separation between the kitchen as a workspace and the dining area when hosting.
Whether hosting a black-tie dinner party or casual family gathering, this house has multiple fantastic spaces for entertaining that will give your guests a thrill. Hosting a memorable night for any occasion is effortless with the dramatic views serving as a backdrop so stunning, the additional decor is optional and a gourmet spread of local culinary favorites courtesy of Michelin starred Mar do Inferno, are just a call away.
On the ground floor are the bedrooms, three large suites and the master suite – all tastefully appointed in lux furnishings with outdoor terraces and captivating views of the Atlantic’s blue waves.
The master bathroom is a spa retreat unto itself with silky earth-toned marble walls and floors that make the crisp white of the freestanding soaking tub and countertop basin sinks pop. Connection to the outdoors is enjoyed through the glass wall, which can slide open to invite an ocean breeze to wash over you as you soak your cares away. In another suite, the bathroom is encased in sleek glass walls.
In the basement, an absolutely fabulous private health and wellness center awaits. An enormous fitness studio is filled with bright sunlight that streams through the house’s signature glass walls and bounces across a long mirrored wall, amplifying the energy of the space. On the other side of the glass interior wall, an indoor swimming pool clad in mosaic tiles in various shades of blue. Get the maximum benefits of the adjacent sauna by alternating a hot steam with a plunge in the pool.
Surrounding the villa is an acre of spectacularly designed grounds featuring a large, traditional swimming pool and a magnificent lagoon styled pool complete with enchanting waterfalls, lush tropical greenery and a bridge of stone and wood. At night the water and surrounding stones light up creating an almost magical ambiance. The property also has an annex perfect for guests or as a pool house for outdoor entertaining. The annex has a kitchen, a laundry room, a bathroom and a bedroom.
If a home base in one of the globe’s hottest yachting destinations is what you seek, this fabulous 3,530sqft villa overlooking the gorgeous Bay of Cascais is a superb opportunity. In addition to four bedrooms and six full baths, the home offers captivating views, marvelous amenities and inspiring contemporary architecture ready for you to imbue with your unique style.
For additional information including pricing, contact Sotheby’s International Realty.