In the beautiful countryside of the Algarve in the south of Portugal, we find a new Belgian hospitality concept called The Addresses. With magnificent, serene private guesthouses that reflect and reinterpret the traditional architecture of the region, this is the ultimate relaxation place everyone dreams of. Unwinding and fun experiences are key here.
The Addresses consists of several holiday homes situated in the wonderful landscape of the Algarve, Faro in Portugal, where you are surrounded by beaches, hills and small villages. The concept was launched by a Belgian team led by founders Bert Jeuris and Ludovic Beun from a common passion for and countless trips to this region. The two entrepreneurs wanted to share their experiences, nice addresses and everything that made them fall in love with the Algarve with friends and guests and so the concept - and also the name - The Addresses was born. With holiday homes situated between sea, mountains and city in the Algarve, The Addresses offers wonderful and serene stays in a quiet and natural environment with lots to do. Their focus lies on relaxation and rejuvenation as well as fun experiences and activities. Visitors receive a wonderful magazine with addresses of the most beautiful beaches and islands, restaurants, markets, authentic ceramic shops, charming villages and so on. All of these are places that the founders discovered themselves and which made them fall in love with the Algarve during their many travels. Furthermore, there is a concierge service that arranges everything from private transport to restaurant reservations, massages, cultural visits, walking, cycling and boat trips, and so on. Apart from the beautiful surroundings, smart architecture and extensive services, during your stay you can also enjoy various local and sustainable products that you can even take home with you, including beach towels, soaps, books, olive oil, natural sea salt, .... A complete experience of the natural environment, architecture, design and culture.
You will recognise the typical traditional Algarve style in the clearly defined volumes and characteristic elements.
Casa Um used to be a shepherd's house and is secluded in the quiet countryside among orange groves. The interior looks cosy and warm and at the same time radiates an understated, sophisticated luxury. The Addresses describes Casa Um as "a modernist take on Portuguese traditions" that reflects and reinterprets the style and details of typical Algarve architecture. The house, which can accommodate eight guests, consists of two levels with the communal living areas on the top floor and the private rooms below. You will recognise the typical traditional Algarve style in the clearly defined volumes and characteristic elements such as the chimney and the roof terrace. The renovated modern kitchen and living room received, among other things, large windows that overlook the inner patio, terraces and garden. The simple-looking whitewashed architecture is complemented by soft minimalist interior spaces that are both contemporary and homely. A neutral colour palette of beige, cream, brown and orange immerses you in a serene and warm atmosphere. These tones are complemented by natural materials such as wood, marble and ceramic decoration. Unlike Casa Um, Casa Dois used to be a fish warehouse rather than a farmhouse. This was converted, again by Atelier RUA, into what they call "a modern town house with a southern city feel". Given the former function of the building, this house has high ceilings, making it very airy and giving it a modern, yet relaxed atmosphere. This house for four guests consists of two floors and the architects retained a beautiful row of arches. These give access to the patio and let in a lot of light. A spiral staircase leads to the roof terrace where you can enjoy the clear blue sky and look out over the white rooftops of the fishing village of Olhão. Like Casa Um, Casa Dois offers seclusion and relaxation, but it is also located in the middle of the Algarve's largest fishing port, making it a perfect place to explore and enjoy delicious fresh fish dishes. Again, the designers used a neutral colour palette for the interior, which was complemented by warm tones of orange, brown and green, authentic decorative pieces and different textures and patterns. Now that we, together with our readers, already got a glimpse of the concept and two beautiful homes of The Addresses, we can't wait to see the other homes when they are completely finished! If you want to learn more about The Addresses, be sure to read our full article in Imagicasa Summer 2021.
Photography by Francisco Nogueira