Breathing new life into this old barn, architects Mezzo Atelier have reimagined this holiday home in the Azores as two modern guesthouses that still adhere to the unique character of traditional houses of the islands. We love the vibrant pink hue, the architectural translation that makes the transition so seamlessly, and the beautiful economy of design.
Belonging to the same family for six generations, this holiday home in the Azores was completely transformed from a century old barn by Portuguese architectural firm Mezzo Atelier.
Surrounded by over five acres of gardens, orchards and woodlands, the house was completely and meticulously reconstructed, adapting a treasured family heirloom into two contemporary guest houses that retain their historic Portuguese charm and tradition.
The house offers wide opens spaces spread over two floors and simple contemporary aesthetics, with a serene pale palette and a stylish mix of charming vintage and modern details, allowing the rural and timeless character of the pre-existing barn to remain.
In addition to the structural transformation, the firm redesigned the interiors and furnishings enlisting and collaborating with local artisans to create custom pieces and finishes.
The open plan living room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen are located on the upper floor, all opening out to additional dining and lounging space on the terrace overlooking the gardens. There are two double bedrooms located on the ground floor with room for up to five guests utilizing the comfy sofa bed.
The lush grounds are a peaceful haven of tranquility, calm and the quiet rhythms of nature, with an abundance of vegetable gardens and fruit orchards with room to roam.
The two person guest unit can be rented together or separately through BoutiqueHomes here.
Wifi throughout, kitchen and bath amenities. Daily housekeeping with linen change every three days, laundry facilities. Private parking.
The largest of the Azores islands, Sao Miguel is known as the Green Island for it’s vast plains of fertile land and mountains. The most populous in the island chain, the largest city in the archipelago Ponta Delgada is less than ten minutes drive as are the closest beaches. A growing cosmopolitan center, the ocean front city is both contemporary and historic with a mix of modern, 16th and turn of the century architecture and great dining and night life. Scenic and diverse, the island features the mountainous peaks of Pico da Vara and Agua de Pau and several beautiful lakes including the Lagoa do Fogo and Sete Cidades. The true landmark of the island is The Furnas Valley, with it’s volcanic thermal baths and steam vents spouting from around a beautiful lagoon. Several notable religious festivals are held on the island, where tourists flock every year especially the feast of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres on the fifth Sunday after Easter.
São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal. Nearest Airport: John Paul II Nordela Airport (15 min)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year around as the climate is very mild. From May to October temperatures are slightly higher with less chance of heavy rain.
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The Pink Housefrom €210/ nt
|$260 x 4||$1,040|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$500|
|TOTAL (with Deposit)||$1,780|
100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.