Completed in 2014, this striking home was conceived and designed by architect Manuel Aires Mateus in stunning contrast to the steep and scenic topography of the Alentejo.
Named one of the Top-10 houses of 2014 by Dezeen and one of the 50 best houses of 2014 by Archdaily Magazine, it’s easy to see why. The strongly characterized silhouette is boldly engineered, creating a bright and open modern habitat that is light but dramatic.
Designed as one seamless structure, the interiors and common areas communicate and unite at a central focal point, that is accessible from every room. A modern homage to traditional medieval Mediterranean estates originally designed as observation posts, the house is perfectly positioned to capture the faraway views of the Alentejo and the Atlantic beyond.
No pretense, no artifice, just the stark beauty of space, light and form exist here where visionary architectural design and functional simplicity become an art form.
A masterpiece of contemporary architecture, Cruz Alba is now available for rent on boutique-homes.com.