Breathing new life into this heritage property, architects Mezzo Atelier have reimagined this holiday home in the Azores as a cozy, independent companion suite to the main house that still adheres 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 is a charming companion piece to a century old converted barn by Portuguese architectural firm Mezzo Atelier.
Surrounded by over five acres of gardens, orchards and woodlands, the cottage was added as a single story extension to the main house, adapting a treasured family heirloom into a contemporary guest houses that retains its historic Portuguese charm and tradition.
The cottage offers a cozy private suite for two with a well equipped kitchenette and an open living and dining room. 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 bedroom and living area are divided to keep the spaces open and take advantage of the natural light and open out to a private lounge and dining terrace.
With simple contemporary aesthetics and a serene mellow palette, it’s a stylish mix of charming vintage and modern design.
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 and room to roam.
The two person guest unit can be rented individually or together with the main house 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 Studiofrom €80/ 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.