TheAddresses: Casa Um, Algarve coast, Portugal

TheAdresses is a new hospitality concept, a locally based, design-led business that offers homes to rent in Portugal.

Casa Um is an idyllic destination, nestled between the city, mountain and sea, the perfect spots to recharge among Portuguese local traditions and architecture.

Situated in the Algarve coast, amongst an archetypal Mediterranean landscape of orange groves, carob, olive, mastic, and almond trees and against the region’s mountains in the distance, the house offers long views of the surrounding nature.

The property has been renovated by Atelier Rua and is a modernist take on Portuguese traditions, a minimalist and contemporary space which is as homely as it is glossy-magazine stunning.

The original farmhouse has been converted into a modern kitchen and living room, the former stables at the opposite end of the house is now a dining room with views of the swimming pool and over to a meadow area

The structure is composed of a cluster of well-defined, smaller, interconnected volumes. Painted white. The interior is populated with a mix of contemporary furniture and items that draw on the country’s crafts traditions.