Piers Taylor and Caroline Quentin travel to Portugal, where they discover four extraordinary homes built with great design and craftsmanship.
Presenters Piers Taylor and Caroline Quentin travel to Portugal to find another four extraordinary homes. They are keen to visit a country that has a reputation for great design and craftsmanship but also modesty.
Their first house is located in the Portuguese Riviera, an upmarket area west of Lisbon. From the road, Wall House gives little away, but crossing a contemporary drawbridge, Piers and Caroline discover a huge, breathtaking luxury home. Whole walls of glass and wood open up, blurring the lines between interior and exterior, and it has two swimming pools, one on ground level and the second one crossing it from above.
Casa Na Gateira, the second house, is owned by British expats Neil and Shirley. Built in Penela, the rural heart of Portugal, it looks like a farm building outside, but once through the front door, it reveals itself as a truly contemporary home. The architects decided not to interfere with the landscape, creating a brilliant 'snake' design that hugs the ground and steps down the terraces.
House number three is known as Dune House. It was built within a pine forest near the Atlantic coast. 120 tonnes of sand were excavated from the site to create two artificial sand dunes that partially submerge the house on two sides. The house is also an eccentric, crooked cross-shape.
Casa Geres is hidden in a mountainous and forested national park. Piers and Caroline walk down into the beautiful, landscaped gardens, and get their first view of a stunning house, anchored into the hillside and bedrock. Inside, enormous windows access the views, and Caroline finds a massive master bedroom with an outdoor hot tub. They finish their tour by a fire on the terrace as the sun drops over the dramatic landscape.
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