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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

January 2, 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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Each room features floor to ceiling windows and windowed doors that overlook the landscape.
Above: Each room features floor to ceiling windows and windowed doors that overlook the landscape.
A white sofa sourced from Living Divani and subtle lighting fixtures by Davide Groppi.
Above: A white sofa sourced from Living Divani and subtle lighting fixtures by Davide Groppi.
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.
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.
A wall of kitchen storage and appliances is located behind a marble-topped kitchen island.
Above: A wall of kitchen storage and appliances is located behind a marble-topped kitchen island.
Aires Mateus paved the interior floors with local clay tiles and installed radiant heating.
Above: Aires Mateus paved the interior floors with local clay tiles and installed radiant heating.
A jute rug, Softball Bed by Piero Lissoni, Thonet chairs, and a custom wardrobe in one of the guest bedrooms.
Above: A jute rug, Softball Bed by Piero Lissoni, Thonet chairs, and a custom wardrobe in one of the guest bedrooms.
The bathroom has Lefroy & Brooks faucets and fixtures and handmade ceramic tiles.
Above: The bathroom has Lefroy & Brooks faucets and fixtures and handmade ceramic tiles.
An open shower beyond the windowed door to the outside.
Above: An open shower beyond the windowed door to the outside.
A minimalist fireplace in the lounge area.
Above: A minimalist fireplace in the lounge area.
An open air passageway in the center of the building separates the two wings of the farmhouse.
Above: An open air passageway in the center of the building separates the two wings of the farmhouse.
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.
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.
For booking information, contact Casa No Tempo.
Above: For booking information, contact Casa No Tempo.

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