Contemporary house designs allow both the architect and the homeowner to make a very definite statement about how modern living is being shaped. Describing the word “modern” in the context of house designs could be summed up as a “statement of living”.
The creation of the modern interior design style is credited to the group of European designers and architects who started the Bauhaus, the school of art and design founded in Germany in 1919. The Bauhaus philosophy was that form should follow function, while all other distractions and decoration should be avoided. The idea was for space to be experienced for its purity, and for the first time, industrial materials such as glass and metal were combined.
Thoughtful modern design can be achieved through several overriding principles – clean, straight lines, simple uncluttered spaces and a mix of natural and industrial materials.
Modern houses are very open, luminous and airy. They are identified by an open floorplan, allowing select pieces of furniture to be displayed as works of art in their own right. Understated elegance is the overriding theme of the modern house. Industrial materials such as chrome, stainless steel and glass contrast against the more natural materials such as wood, stone and leather. Frequently used, large expanses of glass flood contemporary houses with light, and where views are evident, make full use of them by bringing nature closer to the interior.
Another characteristic of modern interiors is the use of a primarily cool and neutral colour palette, reflecting a pristine atmosphere contrasted sometimes with edgy, unique and bold design accents. Today’s modern design epitomises great lines, interesting materials and discreet elegance and provides the perfect backdrop for carefree living.
Strikingly sleek, this ultra-modern house redefines the expectations of Algarve real estate by being family-friendly yet über-stylish. Inspired by the streamlined Bauhaus aesthetics, the luxurious villa enjoys pure white lines, open floorplans and easy indoor-outdoor flow, combined with an abundance of glass.
Style, elegance and practicality are embedded into the design, combining crisp architecture, luxurious appointments and functionality that make it perfect for the ideal second home or holiday villa.
A showpiece of architectural excellence cleverly designed to maximise light and space, the stunning house offers impressively versatile family accommodation wrapped in modern luxury. The structure is composed of strict geometric forms and dazzling white surfaces, and appears to be suspended in space. The extensive use of glass further reinforces the idea of a floating house, taking full advantage of the sea views from all angles.
Revealing an inspirational living-entertaining oasis over two sumptuous levels totalling 602m², the remarkable abode flaunts Wow-factor space and unbridled luxury throughout. Decadently designed, the deluxe villa features five bedrooms, living areas, stylish kitchen with top appliances, private screening room, games area and a 4-car garage.
The glamorous villa offers many great features to accommodate a fine lifestyle, including a bio-ethanol fireplace, air cooling system, underfloor heating and home automation system (lighting, security and media systems).
The perfect mixture of the interior open plan living and the fabulous outdoor area with a stunning double swimming pool, glorious terraces, al fresco dining area and firepit enable an incomparable indoor-outdoor lifestyle. A haven of peace and unspoilt natural beauty, panoramic views over the ocean and the meadows below complete the cutting-edge villa.
Superbly located, the sensational property enjoys a unique and tranquil location on a beautiful escarpment meadow, with wonderful views of the ocean, the Algarve coastline and the pretty village of Praia da Luz. The private grounds of 8,600m² have been landscaped with olive, fig and almond trees, planted to preserve the natural surroundings of the National Ecological Reserve within which the property sits. Wonderfully private yet very accessible, the villa is just five minutes’ walk from the wide, sandy beach and the gorgeous promenade at Praia da Luz.
Offering the ultimate expression of style and substance, this newly built villa is more than just a luxury property, it is a sublime work of art.