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Our house history

Our house history

It is unknown when exactly will have begun the history of this house. Some researchers point to the seventeenth century and others to the second half of the eighteenth century.

Ancient records show that this square with King's name has already been called "Largo das Freiras" by the proximity to the Convent of Our Lady of the Assumption. But this is not the only link with the Church, as here already ran the House of Cabildo, where the canons held the ecclesiastical activities.

Comprising two floors, asymmetrical facade, double eaves and two hipped roofs, the building has undergone several transformations over time.

In the 80s of the twentieth century, it undergoes a major refurbishment, during which the facade eventually collapsed accidentally. It is also during this decade that the Engineer Raul Guedes Vidal, current owner, acquired the property. Between 2010 and 2013, he returned to the subject of rehabilitation and adaptation, which resulted in what we see today.

This space of contemporary design bears the signature of architect Tierri Farias, who resorted to traditional materials and techniques to keep the past and present. This is evident in Cork, in the tiled Sta. Catarina, in notes that recreate constructive elements of Vila-Adentro or furniture compartmentalized to remind the old grocery stores.

Combining the new with the traditional also born some decorative objects conceived by designers and designed by artisans of the region.

All this was thought to give a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to this house, so that it does want to return often with your family or friends, whether to enjoy the regional and Mediterranean food, whether to share stories and stories Algarve.