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Casa No Tempo: A Minimalist Retreat in the Portuguese Countryside

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Casa No Tempo: A Minimalist Retreat in the Portuguese Countryside

Alexa Hotz January 02, 2017

Situated on 900 acres of rural landscape complete with cork trees, pastures, fields, and endless lakes and streams, Casa No Tempo is a humble farmhouse that’s been in João and Andreia Rodrigues’s family for generations. The couple recently renovated the property and it’s now available as a rental retreat. A stay at Casa No Tempo, the owners suggest, goes like this: horseback riding, biking, swimming in the pool, cooking in the renovated kitchen with vegetables and eggs straight from the property, fishing from the dam, and stargazing. Sign us up.

Photography by Nelson Garrido, courtesy of Casa No Tempo.

Casa No Tempo by Aires Mateus Architecture in Portugal

Above: When you stay at Casa No Tempo you have access to the farm’s harvest of honey, goat cheese, eggs, olive oil, jams, and vegetables with daily breakfast delivered to the kitchen.

Casa No Tempo by Aires Mateus Architecture in Portugal

Above: The four-bedroom house was renovated by Manual Aires Mateus of Lisbon-based architecture firm Aires Mateus, who pared the structure back to its bones.

Casa No Tempo by Aires Mateus Architecture in Portugal

Above: Each room features floor to ceiling windows and windowed doors that overlook the landscape.

Casa No Tempo by Aires Mateus Architecture in Portugal

Above: A white sofa sourced from Living Divani and subtle lighting fixtures by Davide Groppi.

Casa No Tempo by Aires Mateus Architecture in Portugal

Above: The farmhouse table is surrounded by a suite of vintage Era Chairs by Michael Thonet and lit with a trio of Davide Groppi Ovonelpiatto Lights.

Casa No Tempo by Aires Mateus Architecture in Portugal

Above: A wall of kitchen storage and appliances is located behind a marble-topped kitchen island.

Casa No Tempo by Aires Mateus Architecture in Portugal

Above: Aires Mateus paved the interior floors with local clay tiles and installed radiant heating.

Casa No Tempo by Aires Mateus Architecture in Portugal

Above: A jute rug, Softball Bed by Piero Lissoni, Thonet chairs, and a custom wardrobe in one of the guest bedrooms.

Casa No Tempo by Aires Mateus Architecture in Portugal

Above: The bathroom has Lefroy & Brooks faucets and fixtures and handmade ceramic tiles.

Casa No Tempo by Aires Mateus Architecture in Portugal

Above: An open shower beyond the windowed door to the outside.

Casa No Tempo by Aires Mateus Architecture in Portugal

Above: A minimalist fireplace in the lounge area.

Casa No Tempo by Aires Mateus Architecture in Portugal

Above: An open air passageway in the center of the building separates the two wings of the farmhouse.

Casa No Tempo by Aires Mateus Architecture in Portugal

Above: A 4,000-square-foot swimming pool was designed to reflect the landscape’s natural streams and ponds. By the pool are Ile Club Daybeds by Piero Lissoni.

Casa No Tempo by Aires Mateus Architecture in Portugal

Above: For booking information, contact Casa No Tempo.

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