6 Bedroom Villa

The villa was built in 1901 as a summer house for the composer Alexandre Rey Colaco on land given to him by his patron, the Duchess of Palmela. The young architect, Raul Lino, incorporated his client's Moroccan roots with the local vernacular style, creating Portugal's first Arts and Crafts building. Lino had studied in England under William Morris and was influenced by John Ruskin. Initially home to Colaco's family of a French wife and four daughters, the villa has since been inhabited by English, Danish and Australian-British families.The Chalet has recently been listed by the Portuguese Ministerio da Cultura as a 'Monumento de Interesso Público'.



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