Opening its doors in August 2012 the discreet guesthouse sits next to once-faded townhouses that are now being brought back to life with promising designers, upscale food shops and exciting concept stores that are moving into the surrounding area.
The building rehabilitation has respected the 19th century amazing looking, and it consists of just 6 spacious veranda suites where original wooden beams, plasterwork ceilings and preserved architectural details are combined harmoniously with mid-century furniture by design legends of the likes of Jean Prouvé, Hans Wegner, and Charles and Ray Eames.
The architect responsable for this beatiful ” building makeover” is Emanuel de Sousa, an award-winning Portuguese architect, who has worked with Steven Erlich, Peter Eisenman and Carvalho Araújo. His style is all about natural luxury, an evolving theme that primarily comes out from the building and the project itself, thus, open to a range of complementary sub-styles. .
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