Coco Chanel, one of the most influential fashion creators in the world and one of the most revolutionary women in the universe of elegance, has left us as an inheritance an entire written manual about luxury. Almost fifty years after her death, none of her teachings has prescribed. "Luxury is not the opposite of poverty, but of vulgarity," she said. Luxury is not a relative concept. Luxury is rare, exclusive - and it is emotional. It combines what does not seem compatible: sophistication with simplicity, traditional with contemporary, quality with comfort. The objective definition of luxury applies to jewelry, works of art, cars, shoes, but it applies above all to the real estate market. Because of all the luxury goods we can buy, the house is the only one we're going to “wear” every day. Luxury is to be used, enjoyed - or else it isn't luxury.
Luxury is timeless. And it shines - like diamonds. In Latin, it means light. It's the corollary of refinement, the consumption of something in its most perfect version. It is accompanied by a lifestyle marked by intensity, beauty and pleasure. But luxury has a price. As also professed by the legendary French designer, "the best things in life are free. But the second best things are very, very expensive."
This week, we offer you a trip to the luxury real estate market, which is expanding in Portugal but knows its peak in the south of the country, where construction reflects the perfect balance between the luxurious properties and the landscape bathed by the Atlantic ocean. This way, you can discover some of the most expensive houses for sale in the Algarve. We’re talking about villas and apartments, built between cliffs, marinas and the sea, which have a unique architecture, make no concessions in comfort and show supreme respect for the environment. We’re talking about buildings with extraordinary details, top-quality materials, extensive views, unique locations and social areas with swimming pools and gardens that you will not find in many places of the world. But that you'll always find at LUXIMO'S Christie's International Real Estate.
This majestic villa, inspired by the Moorish style, stands out for the refinement of its finishes and the quality of the construction and equipment. Craftsmen of the region, with their own hands and with the use of ancient techniques, conceived a true work of art, where tiles, horseshoe arches, curved arches, vaults and domes with thick walls in adobes of land stand out.
The exterior area of the property is full of almond trees, olive trees and fig trees. In addition, it has a solarium and a wonderful saltwater swimming pool, equipped with the most effective water treatment and heating systems to extend its use all year round. Located in Albufeira, in the centre of the Algarve coast, this exotic villa benefits from maximum privacy.
This sumptuous property is situated in one of the most popular places in the Algarve: Silves, home to one of the most famous golf resorts in the region and to the best seafood restaurants. Inserted in a 79,680 m2 plot, the property has 2,477 m2 of built-up area. But in addition, it still has two guest houses with 5 bedrooms, an independent caretakers’ house and an art studio, all surrounded by a superb garden and by two acres of vineyards.
With a stunning view of the Algarve mountains, this house with smart home system fulfills all desires: cinema room, elevator, spa, gym, video surveillance closed circuit (CCTV), sauna, jacuzzi, tennis court, indoor and outdoor swimming pool. A rare piece, a unique opportunity.
This magnificent villa, located in Vale do Lobo, right in the Golden Triangle, has stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean provided by its elevated position. Its fabulous terrace offers a 360° panoramic view of the municipality of Loulé. The property has an outdoor space of outstanding beauty and an adjoining plot with 2.630m2 that can also be acquired as a bonus.
In this five-bedroom house, the light that flows from the glass walls, the swimming pool in the heart of the property, the stunning view of the nature reserve and the large living and dining rooms that elegantly flow to the fully-equipped kitchen stand out. The house takes advantage of an elevator that allows easy access to all rooms.
This luxurious property is located in one of the most beautiful and protected areas of Portugal, in the Ria Formosa estuary, which is characterized by its dunes, islands, beaches, canals and the richness of its fauna and flora. It is in this superb and extremely-private location that this house is born, composed of 8 rooms, 5 en suite bedrooms, 3 living rooms, one of them a cinema room, a fully-equipped kitchen with high-end appliances and various leisure areas.
Of unique architecture, this villa, inserted in a plot with more than 60,000 m2, has a direct elevator to the terrace and a carefully-designed garden with two waterfalls, almond trees and olive trees. The infinite swimming pool is located on the estuary, offering a stunning view of Tavira, classified as Immaterial Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2010.