Manor House - Silves - Algarve
Outdoor Area (741 M2) - Garden
Covered/built Area (325 M2) - Ground floor, 1st and 2nd floors, with four rooms and corridor on the ground floor, sixteen rooms and two corridors on the first floor and six rooms and a corridor on the second floor
Outdoor Area - Garden
In addition to the countless fruit trees, especially orange and tangerine trees, a laundry room, barbecue and a dog kennel, a the cistern for rainwater, decorated with polychrome tiles (18th century, Viúva Alegre), which are also spread over the remaining walls of the garden and which were highlighted by renowned Tile Technicians
Ground Floor :
At the main marble entrance, with quadrangular columns, in the Andalusian style, a staircase that leads to the garden . The chapel was used as a disco and today used as a storage space, which is followed by a garage, a brief atrium and a corridor that leads to a small log house and another storage room.
By a wooden and wrought iron staircase, we reach :
the 1st floor and the lobby, whose walls are adorned with Vista Alegre tiles (18th century), and furnished with pau-santo furniture (except the interior of the mahogany drawers).
On the left, with a fireplace, the Renaissance-style dining room (brown wood) followed by the pantry, the kitchen, a room for servants and a bathroom.
In the kitchen, we have access to the sunroom (where the brown of the furniture contrasts with the green of the plants) which gives access to the garden.
Returning to the atrium, and on our right, a first corridor leads to a second, perpendicular to the first, where we find a glassed-in greenhouse, two bathrooms, a first bedroom, Episcopal style, a second bedroom, bobbin style ( mahogany wood), two salons, one larger, “bonaparte” empire style (inherited the tendencies of the great Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations), with a balcony facing the ough a wooden door, we access the interior of the dwelling, where we highlight, on the left, the “deep chapel”, a space initially designed main street, and a smaller one, neoclassical style (mahogany and walnut).
Sidónio paintings on the walls. It follows the library, lined up to the ceiling, with shelves of pau-santo, designed and elaborated, purposely, for this space in the workshop of a Master joiner, in Lagoa. A door gives access to the pergola, with stoneware arcades, from where you can also see the main street, the castle of Silves and the cathedral.
The library is followed by the office, also in pau-santo, whose window and door give access to the garden.
Finally, a common room, with a very large window, gives us an excellent view of the garden.
All of these divisions, of course, are connected by corridors, decorated with rosewood furniture.
On their walls, several drawings, signed by King D. Carlos.
Going through the 1st floor, we return to the lobby, where a staircase (in wood) takes us to the 2nd floor
2nd floor :
Here we are, part of the rooms and washrooms.
A small atrium presents us, on the right, a window overlooking the roof of the 1st floor of the house (old Portuguese tile) and the belfry of the Cathedral.
On the left, a door gives direct access to a small corridor where you can see, on the right, a room with two beds (traditional Portuguese furniture) and a door that gives access to the attic. It follows a shoe rack and a bedroom (D. Maria style), a bathroom, another bedroom (traditional Portuguese furniture)
A large glass door gives access to a balcony - around the entire 2nd floor - with a panoramic view over the whole city of Silves and its surroundings. In the distance, you can see the River Arade.
On clearer days, Portimão watches us.
The second floor is completed with a bedroom, with two windows facing the balcony.
Note - this balcony, referred to, on the 2nd floor, can also be accessed from the outside of the house, that is, through the garden, through a stairway recently built, next to the sunroom and the kitchen
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