- Architecture & development
Once again, Cristina Jorge de Carvalho of CJC Interior Design blows us away with one of her projects. The designer has put her luxurious and timeless stamp on this project too - a holiday home in the sunny Algarve.
Thanks to the creative vision of Portugal's Cristina Jorge De Cavalho and her team, they new how to perfectly combine functionality and sophistication. The architect with her eponymous studio has a wide range of unique projects where the personality and lifestyle of the client, as well as the needs of the space, are the main sources of inspiration. Earlier, we wrote about an apartment in Lisbon that seemed to sparkle with the use of materials. The common thread of CJC Interior Design is based on the balance between clean lines and a set of interesting choices based on volume, materials and textures.
Where the sobriety of design and comfort find harmony.
The wonderfully relaxing lifestyle of the south of Portugal is reflected in this beautiful luxurious family home of twelve thousand square metres. This property boasts generous outdoor spaces with a swimming pool, a lounge with outdoor fireplace and access to no less than two beaches. Very quickly it became clear that this is not just any holiday home.
The different spaces are vast, flooded with light and strong in their simplicity thanks to a well-considered selection of materials and textures that exude elegance and timelessness. The neutral palette of colours and materials is complemented by some interesting contrasts through the use of black iron in the staircase, lift and fireplace. In addition, the natural oak of the private rooms brings out the cosiness of the house. The bathroom, on the other hand, is clad entirely in Italian marble. All of this, proves Cristina Jorge de Carvalho's signature on the project: understated eclecticism with a touch of elegance and luxury. It’s something we’ve talked about before in relation to the design of her own showroom in Lisbon. The eye-catcher of the family home? The series of expansive terraces that frame the surrounding landscape, creating a desire for outdoor living. The architectural project is absolutely contemporary thanks to its pure and straightforward language. Once again, this new project designed by CJC Interior Design did not disappoint, quite the contrary.
Photography by Francisco Almeida Dias