Situated in Schist Village, this Portuguese country house, called Ferraria de São João, is a magical union of traditional and modern architecture, beautifully rendered by Uma Casa Portuguesa. A soothing medley of stone, concrete, wood and glass has made this contemporary abode an oasis of old world rustic charm.
The interiors are bright, spacious and airy and equipped with all modern facilities to ensure the inhabitants’ comfort. You can laze around, chat cosily with family and friends, listen to music while admiring nature and enjoy sumptuous meals in a warm earthy environment. The swimming pool, garden and the stunning view that this property offers are unforgettable. So let’s begin our tour for a closer look.
The crystal clear forget-me-not blue waters of the swimming pool are especially a joy to behold on a hot summer’s day. Rich dark wooden slats edge the pool and exude a warm, welcoming aura. If you are not in the mood for a dip, then you can catch up with your friends by making the most out of the small table and chairs placed near the pool.
You also get to enjoy the verdant greenery both inside and outside the fencing of the house and soak up the sunshine. A tall shady tree enhances the beauty of the backyard manifold, while the stone facade upholds true countryside charm.
A view of untamed nature and distant hills greets you when you walk around the pool. The warm tones of the wooden pool deck seem to be in perfect harmony with the water and the surrounding greenery. It’s the perfect spot for deep contemplation, meditations or dreaming.
A barbed wire fence is the only thing that stands between this space and the wilderness outside. This house is also surrounded by numerous fruit trees like cherry, apple, pear, plum, fig, lemon, almond and a whole host of aromatic plants. The air you breathe in is as delicious as the ambiance of this rustic heaven.
What inspires you? Is it music, poetry, literature, art or the theatre? No matter what your passion is, you will surely find a way to lend it wings in this simple yet striking living room. A chic modern sofa, a comfy armchair and a white sleek coffee table come together to help you explore and discuss your interests with near and dear ones over coffee or finger-licking snacks.
The rough stone lined wall complements the dark smooth floor and white ceiling amazingly well, while infusing the ambiance with delightful earthiness. A massive glazing flanked by opened wooden doors lets you relish the remarkable beauty of the lively outdoors. This arrangement allows sufficient sunlight and fresh air to flood the room, too.
When the walls of a dining space are made of earthy rugged stones, there is hardly anything else you need for adornment. The interesting hues of the stones provide a visually appealing contrast against the pristine white ceiling.
A simple white wooden table is surrounded by six modish chairs which have combined steel grey and light wooden tones gracefully. A chic lamp stand supports a lovely lampshade which enhances the homeliness of the space with its soft glow. The stand itself acts as a storage unit too, for magazines or books. In case you are dining alone, you might want to thumb through a popular magazine, right?
The dominance of black and white in this kitchen goes extremely well with the stone lined wall on the right, and it shows how the designers have managed to retain the traditional charm and heritage of the house, despite introducing ultramodern elements.
The kitchen has everything, starting from crockery and cutlery, to appliances like a toaster, microwave, grill, blender, mixer, coffee machine and even shredder! It is also smartly equipped with an oven, induction, fridge and dishwasher to make the chef’s life as easy as possible.
We hope that you enjoyed the down-to-earth magic of this lovely countryside retreat as much as we did. Feel free to take a look at another charming ideabook if your creative thirst is not yet satisfied - A Modern Home with Rustic Roots.