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Quinta do Pinhal

Quinta do Pinhal, in the town of Alcacer do sal in the Portuguese region of Alentejo.

A farmhouse turned residence in the centre of what was its olive plantation and citrus grove. The house had been abandoned for 40 years, so a "nut and bolt" renovation was required over a three-year period. We took our time to source materials that where possible were of a similar age and style to the house, so there are salvaged material and antique furniture built into the house throughout. The result is a house that has new electricity and plumbing, central heating and airconditioning, double glazed windows but the house still looks and feel like an old home with all the comforts of a new home.

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