Tranquil stay

Nestled among olive, almond and oak trees in the hills above Faro in Portugal, Casa Luum was designed as a peaceful holiday retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the country’s popular tourist destinations.

The four-bedroom villa was designed by the architects of Pedro Domingos, with a minimalist aesthetic that embraces the local architecture. The result? A contemporary home of impeccable elegance, where visitors feel as if they are living in the Portuguese countryside.

In the heart of the Algarve, an area of whitewashed houses, sandy coves and rocky cliffs and home to the Ria Formosa Natural Park, the villa exemplifies modern refinement.

Natural stone in the pool, kitchen countertops, sinks and terrace blends the house with the local landscape, while inside, natural wood finishes and traditional fabrics add warmth to an otherwise minimalist environment.