An hour south of Lisbon in the Alentejo province of Portugal, brothers João and Andreia Rodrigues wanted to turn their grandfather’s nearly 1,000-acre property into a peaceful retreat for nature-loving travelers. They turned to Lisbon architect Manuel Aires Mateus, with whom they had collaborated on their Cabanas No Rio riverside rentals, to transform the family farmhouse into a four-bedroom rental home and to populate the estate with a pool and walled garden. The labyrinthine garden is still in the works, but the pool is unlike any we’ve ever seen.
As the brothers modernized their family property, they called it Casa No Tempo in reference to its timelessness.
See the remodeled farmhouse on Remodelista in Casa No Tempo: A Minimalist Retreat in the Portuguese Countryside.
See more from the architect in:
- Recycle This: A Pair of Fishermen’s Cabins Turned Beachside Cabanas
- Outbuilding of the Week: Portugal’s Casas Na Areia
- Casa No Tempo: A Minimalist Retreat in the Portuguese Countryside