4 of the world's most extraordinary homes are in Portugal

These are the most incredible houses in Portugal according to the BBC and Caroline Quentin / Hugo Carvalho Araújo
These are the most incredible houses in Portugal according to the BBC and Caroline Quentin / Hugo Carvalho Araújo
29 May 2019, Redaction

Portuguese architecture continues to be at the forefront of the cutting edge and is on everyone’s lips. In the BBC programme "The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes", which is also on Netflix, there are four Portuguese properties that are sure to knock your socks off.

The programme is hosted by architect Piers Taylor and actress Caroline Quentin. The two presenters travel the world in search of the most incredible houses on the planet and made a stop in Portugal to present four dream houses. Not only did they stop there, but they even decided to dedicate the first episode of the second season entirely to Portugal.

The synopsis of the episode tells us that Caroline and Piers arrived in the country to "visit a house with two swimming pools on top of each other, a house shaped like a snake, a stunning house in the shape of an X and a house in a natural park". Curious? We show you the 4 Portuguese houses awarded the title of best in the world.

1. Casa na Gateira

The Casa na Gateira is also known as the "snake house" / Nelson Garrido
The Casa na Gateira is also known as the "snake house" / Nelson Garrido
  • Architects: Camarim Arquitectos
  • Year of project: 2014
  • Location: Penela

2. Casa Monte

Also known as the Casa das Dunas, it is in the shape of an X / Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Also known as the Casa das Dunas, it is in the shape of an X / Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects: Pereira Miguel Arquitectos
  • Year of project: 2008
  • Location: Comporta

3. The Wall House

It has a glass-bottomed pool at the top and another one underneath / Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography
It has a glass-bottomed pool at the top and another one underneath / Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography
  • Architects: Guedes Cruz architecture firm
  • Year of project: 2013
  • Location: Cascais

4. Casa do Gerês

The swimming pool uses water from a natural waterfall in the national park / Hugo Carvalho Araújo
The swimming pool uses water from a natural waterfall in the national park / Hugo Carvalho Araújo
  • Architects: Carvalho Araújo
  • Year of project: 2015
  • Location: Vieira do Minho
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