This modern masterpiece, a premier example of the modernist Bauhaus school of architecture and design has been listed on sale for €3.45 million ($4.72 million). Superbly located, the magnificent property enjoys a unique and tranquil location on a beautiful escarpment meadow, with wonderful views of the ocean, the Algarve coastline and the pretty village of Praia da Luz.
The luxurious villa enjoys pure white lines, open floorplans and easy indoor-outdoor flow, combined with an abundance of glass. Inside is 602m² of truly understated luxury, evident throughout its five bedrooms, living areas, stylish kitchen with top appliances, home cinema, private screening room, games area and a 4-car garage. The colour palette is white upon white, done to dazzling effect.
The private grounds of 8,600m² have been landscaped with olive, fig and almond trees, planted to preserve the natural surroundings of the National Ecological Reserve within which the property sits. Just a 5-minute stroll away are the wide, sandy beach and the gorgeous promenade of Praia da Luz.
The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 in the city of Weimar by German architect Walter Gropius (1883–1969). Its core objective was a radical concept: to reimagine the material world to reflect the unity of all the arts. The Bauhaus philosophy was that form should follow function, while all other distractions and decoration should be avoided. The idea was for space to be experienced for its purity, and for the first time, industrial materials such as glass and metal were combined.