Cosy contemporary family home Funchal
This cosy contemporary family home has been remodelled around an existing small stone property on this hillside plot to offer privacy, tranquillity and breathtaking views over the city of Funchal and the Atlantic ocean.
The property lies half way up the amphitheatre of Funchal, with access via a typical Madeiran narrow road, straight into the upper forecourt and main entrance door or into the extensive garage on the ground floor of the property.
The entrance walls are clad in natural stone and the large automatic wooden gates signal the successful combination of rustic with contemporary which so characterizes this property.
The forecourt is clad with dark calçada portuguese and a small garden with dragon trees provides a private boundary to the north.
The imposing wooden main entrance door is set under a covered porch clad in stone, with an olive tree to the right bidding you welcome to this home.
On entering the property, there is a bright and spacious office/TV room/additional bedroom to the north with full width glass windows which make this an interesting multifunctional space.
The main entrance hall lies halfway between the upper and lower floors, with one flight of stairs leading up to the bedrooms and one flight down to the living areas.
The top floor features three bedrooms, two guest bedrooms sharing one family bathroom, and a master suite with dressing room and ensuite bathroom. All three bedrooms share a deep south-facing terrace along the length of the house, offering stunning views over the city and ocean. This terrace wraps around the master bedroom, also offering vistas east up into the mountains.
The interior floors to the bedrooms and living areas are in pitch pine (casquinha), reclaimed from older properties, and lending a warm homely feel to this house, contrasting well with the otherwise contemporary lines and touches.
On the ground floor the original stone property on the plot now houses the cosy living/dining room, with woodburning stove and heat recuperator, which can also be used to warm the three bedrooms in the chillier winter evenings. There is direct access out to the covered terrace, perfect for alfresco dining or enjoying an evening glass of wine whilst surveying the city lights below.
The kitchen lies to the east of the living room, a bright friendly and functional space with full width windows giving vistas over the sea. Ocean views whilst you cook. The kitchen also directly accesses the dining terrace. A laundry and pantry off the kitchen, and a guest WC at the foot of the stairs completes the accommodation at this level.
The lawned garden and pool with surrounding decking are at the same level as the ground floor.
The infinity pool has a heat pump for the winter months, during the summer it will not be necessary as the property has an excellent sun exposition/orientation.
To the east of the garden, a flight of stairs leads down to an additional piece of land which can also be landscaped or planted up as a kitchen garden. Here is the access to the Games room, with supporting WC. This space could also be perfect for a budding musician… a gymnasium or a workshop..
The integrated garage accommodates 4 cars and has plenty of storage space. There are interior stairs leading up to the main entrance hall.
Additional cars can be parked in the top forecourt, if necessary.
This property is perfect as a private family home for full-time living, very well designed with an optimum use of space.
It would also serve well in the short term holiday rental market if duly licensed, as it is within close proximity to the town yet also gives the feeling of being on the edge of the countryside, removed from the hustle and bustle.
Guest WC - 2
Bathrooms - 2
Bedrooms - 3
Pool heating - heat pump
Motorised front gate with video survellance system
Air Conditioning - Living roo
Security Alarm System
Cable / Satellite TV
Solar Panels for Domestic Hot Water
Irrigation Water Tank
|Portugal > Madeira > Funchal|
|View:||Ocean, city & mountains|
|Number of floors:||3|
|Plot Size:||960 m2|
|Covered Area:||111 m2|
|Uncovered Area:||849 m2|