Casa da Lila in the historic old town of Silves in southern Portugal (Algarve) is full of surprises. Hidden behind its modest traditional façade, you will find contemporary architecture and an exquisite interior. What at first appears to be a small single-storey house, turns out to be a spacious three-level home offering spectacular views across the city and the surrounding hills.

Dating back to the 1950s, the decaying town house was almost completely rebuilt. The rooms on the garden side of all three levels open through large windows onto sun-drenched terraces. The ground floor houses the living room and kitchen as well as a multi-purpose room, which can also be used as a bedroom. A staircase of polished concrete leads down to a garden-level bedroom and a terrace with plunge pool and outdoor shower. An open wooden staircase leads up to another bedroom on the upper floor. The attached lounge-terrace features a small outdoor kitchen. A great deal of thought was put into Casa da Lila’s interior design. The hand-made tiles and furnishings that include selected vintage pieces by renowned designers, the lighting design and impressive technological features: every detail has been carefully considered and artfully executed.

Casa da Lila is a perfect destination for smaller groups who want to venture out during the day to explore all the beauty the Algarve has to offer, and to enjoy the sunset and spectacular views in the evening from one of the three terraces, holding a good glass of wine.

Casa da Lila

Judges’ Feedback

  • Distinctive and deceptive design. The mundane exterior hides a stunning and contemporary interior.
  • The vintage décor compliments the overall style and branding of the property.
  • The architectural design and location of the property allows for guests to make the most of beautiful views of the city and surrounding hills.
casadalilasilvesAddress: R. Nova da Boa Vista 49, 8300-150 Silves, Portugal
Phone: +31 6 81349460
Email: [email protected]