Region : Algarve Location: Silves. 10 minutes from the ‘Nobel International School Algarve', 15 minutes from the Marinha beach, 5 minutes from motorway access, with Faro airport 40 minutes away.
Security : The house is equipped with a security system that covers the interior and exterior perimeter of the house. The entire property is covered by security cameras with high resolution, zoom and infrared for night vision. This system detects the presence of unauthorized persons within the property, particularly in the area around the house. The security system is completely keyless: Alarms and locks have personalised codes which are entered into keypads beside each gate and door. There is also a lockdown system for preventing access to some parts of the house. The security system inside the house is highly sophisticated, incorporating infrared barriers, motion detectors, surveillance cameras, and smoke, water and temperature monitors. The motion detection system identifies the presence of people, tracks their movement, and transmits the captured images via the home automation system to tv screens and touchscreens. The security of the other buildings is controlled from the main house, providing a very easy overview of all areas. The system is connected to a private security company.
Total Construction Area : 3,157m2 ; Total plot Area : 100,000m2 ; Year built : Approx. 2006 ; Year completed : 2012 ;
Floors : 4 (1st, Ground, -1, -2 ) Lift : Yes ; Handicapped Access: Yes Status: Resale
Main house: (1,868m2) Corridors, spiral staircase, 3 en-suite bedrooms (option to create 2 further suites), spacious wardrobe, reception room, lounge, huge dining room, tv room, 1 games room, lift, walk-in fridge, pantry, 1 drive-in storage area, gym, laundry, storage and technical equipment area, spa with regular and infrared saunas, covered pool and massage room, home cinema, party area with bar, pizza oven, smoker and classic barbecue, balconies and a garage for several vehicles.
Guest House No. 1:4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, lounge and discreet outdoor shower area.
Guest House N º 2/Library: 1 bedroom, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, lounge. This Guesthouse is connected to the main house by a bridge.House No. 3/Workshop: Currently used as a sculptor’s studio (could be used for accommodation).
Staff Accommodation: House with two 1-bedroom apartments. Each apartment has a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge. (This accommodation is perfect for security staff, because it is located close to the entrance of the property).
Exterior Structures: 2 hectares of wine production, river, Koi carp lake with pavilion, stone amphitheatre, fruit and flower gardens, extensive covered and open terraces, Astroturf tennis court, outdoor pool area, olive orchard, pathways and sculptures.
Comfort : The following are controlled by the home automation system: Music, direct & indirect lighting, under-floor heating, air conditioning, curtains, opening/closing of doors and windows. These features can be controlled with sensors or via touch panels strategically placed around the house. The system can also be controlled remotely via a suitably-configured iPad.
Water: The property has two boreholes providing very high quality water. To optimize the water quality, it is treated with water softening, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet. The main source of water heating is the solar heating system, and water is stored in two 500 liters hot water tanks. There are two backups for this system:
1. The diesel boiler located in the chiller compound
2. The electric immersion heater in the hot water tank. A water pump ensures that there is always hot water throughout the house.
Ventilation : All of the bathrooms and kitchens have their own fans concealed in the ceilings. The following areas also have dedicated ventilation systems: spa area, gym, laundry, level -1 storage area, technical room. The following ventilation systems are installed: extractor fans in each WC and bathroom controlled by the home control system. Heat recovery system in the spa area which provides fresh air heated by the outgoing extract. A hot air system in the rear garage heats this area during the winter. A ventilation system for the interior the pool- provides air-flow and dehumidification. Several other ventilation systems in areas such as the laundry, winter garden and children’s’ room, all connected to the central control system. The diesel boiler provides heating for the pool and garage ventilation systems, as well as back-up for the HVAC hot water system. A control panel in the level -2 technical room controls the HVAC system installed in this area, while a control panel in the chiller compound controls the diesel boiler, pumps and associated equipment. Oxygen-enriched air, low operating costs, and great heat recovery. No draft regulation, energy saving control .For more details please, See the HVAC drawings provided.
Pool: The exquisite pool combines the freedom of an outdoor swimming pool with the comfort of an indoor one. The constant year-round temperature can be controlled independently, even with installed automatic controls. The technology is designed to keep maintenance and heating costs as low as possible.
This is the most luxurious and prestigious house in the region. It is a unique property thanks to the perfect combination of traditional and modern styles, its many facilities, and its rural location which offer complete privacy. The facilities offered put the most hotels to shame, with a spa and leisure area occupying the whole of one floor. A breath-taking piece of custom mosaic art adorns the bottom of the indoor .Although there is a plenty of space around the pool to rest and relax during the summer, the interior offers the same - ideal for the winter. The microclimate in the spa area remains warm throughout the year, making the pool and the jacuzzi pleasant at any time of year. Secondary facilities, such the gym and second lounge are also to be found in this floor, as well as the state of the art home cinema. The cinema room was specifically designed to maximize the visual and audio movie experience. This fabulous villa and its annexes are set in a 10 hectares plot which includes 2.2 hectares of vineyards of red wine that were planted in 2006 and can be used to produce your own wine. The cellar adjoining the main house, benefits from natural temperatures as it is beneath a metre of earth. The wines produced are: Aragonez, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Touriga National.
The exterior combines a rustic Algarve style with modern touches. The result is a harmonious union of the two. The huge glass surfaces bathe the spacious rooms in natural light. The light tone of the house contrasts with the dark wood which is a key element of the interior. The floors have been laid with slabs of travertine stone, which were individually selected to provide a modest, natural appearance. The walnut wood doors contrast with the light colours, as do the vibrant colours of the modern furniture , resulting in a balanced blend of opposites. Since the times of ancient Greece, architects and mathematicians have admired and respected the ‘Golden Ratio . To keep the theme of harmony, particular attention was given to ensure that all main rooms were formed accordingly. There is ample space for the guests in the property, as there are also additional 4 houses, including 10 rooms for guests and staff.