Villa Petra

Villa Petra

Architect
MARLENE ULDSCHMIDT ARCHITECT
Location
Carvoeiro, Portugal | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Private Houses
Fernando Guerra
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ManufacturersABB
Manufacturersamorim composites
ManufacturersArtebel
ManufacturersBrillux
ManufacturersEquipa Quatro

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A secret outpost dominating the landscape, yet invisible to the rest of the world.

MARLENE ULDSCHMIDT ARCHITECT as Architects

Villa Petra is the product of an ambitious renovation of a featureless building set on a sloping terrain in Carvoeiro, Algarve. 

Since the existing structure couldn't be altered, the Studio designed new levels to harmonise the building with the site topography, creating movement and separating the day and night areas.

photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra

On three levels, the house features a ground level entirely dedicated to the living area, perfect for hosting guests and having parties thanks to its connection with the outdoor swimming pool area, and upper and lower floors where the bedrooms are situated. 

photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra
photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra

The house has been dressed in Macael white marble, wrapped in a garment of preciousness and discrete contemporary luxury. Full-length windows have been added to this 600 m² house to increase the flow of light and to maximise the view of the incredible settings.

photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra
photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra

The surrounding tropical garden, shelters this abode from prying eyes and guarantees absolute privacy, creating a feeling of exclusive isolation while dominating the landscape from its elevated position. 

photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra
photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra

The polyhedric garden plays a key role in the house, with a path leading the way and a series of terraces designed to facilitate the external wonders and jump from the tropics to the Mediterranean in a blink of an eye.

photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra

The interiors are characterised by the fluidity of the living spaces and the movement created by the timber staircases, the real statement features of this property, together with the high windows and the skylights that create an enticing interplay between indoor and outdoor. 

photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra

The design is minimal, but the character is added by the timber features that paint the room with their accent of colour and their tridimensionality. 

In a few words, traditional architecture was kept but masterly translated into a contemporary gem.

photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra
photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra
photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra

 

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