Built by Manuel and Helena’s architect brother-in-law, Fernando Monteiro, and set in the mystical volcanic Furnas basin, the 10 modern villas are made from locally grown Japanese cedar wood, the trees having been introduced to the islands 200 years ago. Inspired by local rustic granaries, that were purposely raised above the humid ground, the rectangular shaped villas are set on a series of low concrete pillars above a cooling , reflective pond.
The concept was elaborately discussed between the owners and the architect, focusing on all details that makes the resort stand out architecturally, but at the same time creating a stunning blend with the beautiful surroundings. The interior design also follows the minimalistic Scandinavian style through simplicity, attractiveness and functionality. Neutral colours, large south facing windows, a contemporary fireplace in the living area, a fully equipped kitchen are just some of the elements that stands out of the traditional Portuguese design trend.