This majestic property blends in totally with the wonderful enveloping mature gardens, meticulously maintained. Located at the end of a quiet residential cul-de-sac in Neves, on the outskirts of Funchal, this villa offers the most stunning panoramic views over the Atlantic ocean, Funchal´s Bay and the hillside above Funchal, in addition to generously sized and bright internal areas.
The main entrance door, lacquered in white, opens up to a welcoming entrance hall with an impressive stone wall to the north. To the east, a large variety of plants and a small pond full of carps would surprise anyone through the existing wide glass wall. This open-plan area, which comprises the entrance hall, the living area to the east and the dining area west, is very bright and generous in size. Greek balustrades partially separate the dining area, and another pair gives an extra charm to the woodburning stove in the sitting area.
The kitchen, fully fitted with Miele appliances, stands out for its blue lacquered cupboards, contrasting with the grey worksurfaces and tiles. There is an adjacent pantry laundry, quite ample and with natural light, and a ground floor bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, which used to be the maid accomodation.
The library office shares the same garden and ocean views as the dining area. Both benefit from top to bottom glass doors to the south. There are solid wooden floors throughout, even in the guest WC, which gives extra character to this space.
At the western side of the villa, an imposing staircase, with an ornate handrail featuring arabesques and an ample skylight providing plenty of natural day light, gives access to the bedrooms on the upper floor.
The master bedroom offers panoramic views south from a private top floor balcony. It has fitted wardrobes and an extensive bathroom. Bedroom two and three also feature ensuite bathrooms.
The lower level comprises an open-plan area with a fully fitted bar. There is a guest WC, a gym with a sauna and a shower and a garage for two cars, although there is plenty of overflow parking in the wide driveway.
The 1200m2 property has a green house to the rear for more sensitive flowers and a barbecue. Perfect sunsets can be enjoyed everyday from the swimming pool. – REF: Neves