Villa in Sintra, Lisbon Region, Portugal. If you are looking for a small palace full of history and charm in the centre of the village of Sintra, this is the right property to buy. With bucolic gardens and magnificent terraces, this property offers a privileged view over the Pena´s Palace, Sintra´s village, being and also possible to see the sea and the Mafra´s convent. Inserted in a 2.283 sqm lot, with a 1.320 sqm construction area, this historical property comprises, besides the gardens, a main building and a second building, as well as a chapel, located at the entrance to the lot. The main building is composed by three floors, interconnected by a noble staircase and an elevator. On the ground floor, this building comprises an ample entry hall with connection to a sumptuous living room, a social bathroom, a technical area, an ample dining room with connection to the kitchen, a laundry area, an office/library with a fireplace and a maid’s bedroom en suite. The first floor of the main building comprises three bedrooms with wardrobes and a spacious bathroom. This floor accesses the upper floor that comprehends a fantastic master suite with a bedroom´s area, a closet, a bathroom with a bathtub and a living room. The master suite has direct access to an ample terrace. The second building is connected to the main building by a glazed corridor, and it is composed by a ground floor and a first floor, comprising two modern apartments, with views over Sintra´s village and the garden. Each apartment comprises three bedrooms en suite, a social bathroom and a kitchen with direct access to pleasant exterior areas and a generous entry hall. There is also a garage with parking space for eight cars and an intermediate floor between the garage and the ground floor, with an around 200 sqm area, which is unfinished and has potential to be converted into a spa, a games´ room or a cinema and a bar. The property also has two entrance gates for vehicles and two for pedestrians. At a technical level, this property provides all the comforts required by daily life, such as central heating supplied by gas and air conditioning. In the 19th century, Sintra´s village was a fabulous inspiration for artists and writers of the Romantic period, which attracted increasingly the Nobility and Bourgeoisie of that time and consequently Palaces, Manor Houses and Chalets were built. At that time, one of the most prestigious manor houses was built, Quinta do Saldanha, which is part of the history of Sintra´s village. This manor house was commissioned in 1830 by the Marquis of Saldanha, maternal grandson of the Marquis of Pombal, Prime Minister of King José. It was built on the terrace of the mountain and in the shadow of Castelo dos Mouros, with a privileged view of Sintra´s National Palace. Two houses were built on this manor house: one on the higher part and another on a lower level, the first one for the Marquis and the second one for his mother. His mother’s house took the name Casa Italiana (Italian House) because it was designed by a highly prestigious Italian architect who conceived a project for a semicircular building and where Italian workers and artists were employed to paint the frescos both outside and inside.
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