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Start crafting your dream home… in Portugal

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
Mediterranean style conservatory by goodmood - Soluções de Habitação Mediterranean
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They say a change is as good as a holiday. But what if you want to settle in another country for good, not just temporarily? Then we say you’re pretty fortunate to be catching today’s designer piece, brought to us by the professionals over at Goodmood

Goodmood, which is based in Lisbon, was founded in 2011 by Vasco Lorena Santos, Bruno Ribeiro and Alexandre Ribeiro, with the firm’s specialty being construction and architectural designs (although the company is made up of numerous professionals all properly schooled and experienced in their relevant design / construction fields). 

Continuing with the “going green” trend, Goodmood is at the forefront of ecological-friendly designs that factor in high-grade technology. But the firm is also known for its approach to galvanised steel (LSF for Light Steel Framing), its commitment to helping clients acquire the best location for their property investments, as well as turnkey services that extend beyond country borders. That means, thanks to the bilingual building experts at Goodmood, you are fully capable of helping to build and design your dream home in sunny and tranquil Portugal without leaving the UK (some online meetings and telephone calls is all it takes!).

The project we’re viewing today from the Goodmood portfolio? The renovation and expansion of a one-family home (located in Sintra, the picturesque little resort town near the Portuguese capital). Consisting of three bedrooms and one living room, this residential property is all about socialising on the ground floor while being much quieter and more tranquil on the first floor where the bedrooms are located. 

Calling Portugal “home”

Portugal remains one of the most inspiring locations worldwide. Aside from its much more appropriate weather (when compared to the UK’s), Portugal is also becoming home to more and more retirees, young travellers, plus professionals looking to invest in smart properties located in smart locations. And then we won’t even mention the eye-catching beaches, the world-renowned architecture, the country’s famous wines and cuisines…  

Don’t forget that English is becoming more and more everyday in Portugal, just in case your excuse was going to be the linguistic barriers. And if you really want to fit in and take a language course, remember that Portuguese is basically the sister language of Spanish, Italian, French and Romanian, meaning a much easier learning process if you are already adept at speaking one of these other tongues. 

Let’s see what we can find on the inside…

The open living room

Can you already see this as your future home? Of course your final choice wont’ necessarily reflect a property identical to this one, but viewing this project can start inspiring you for what it must be like living in your forever home – in Portugal, no less! 

Presenting a spacious open-plan layout, this living room beautifully bleeds into the adjoining staircase thanks to that immaculate tiled floor design.

And don’t forget that you have approximately 300 days of pure sunshine in a year, meaning quite the dazzling interiors if your home is privy to large windows and glass doors! 

The ground floor

Viewing the open floor and staircase from this angle, we can see there are several doors leading into different rooms of the house. 

A multi-storey dream

Fancy yourself a lover of the minimalist style? Then this simple staircase should make you do a double take, adding a very subtle style (and earthy colour scheme) to the interiors.

One of the rooms

And just what exactly do these rooms look like? Well this particular one presents a slanted roof, adding to the otherworldly charm of the interiors. With its calming colour palette, this space (which presents a reasonable amount of legroom) can be seen as a blank canvas ready to receive your particular furnishings and decorations. 

Shall we see what else we can discover in this Portugal-based family home?

Would you consider moving to Portugal if your new home was in the hands of a trusted architectural firm?
Whitton Drive by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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