Historic properties such as castles and manor houses, country estates and chateaus are as popular as ever. This is not surprising, as real estate with a historical flair radiates timeless elegance, individuality and sophistication. Let us introduce you to some historical architecture and luxurious living environments in Portugal, Switzerland and Spain.
Historical ambiance meets modern living comfort
The elegant manor house “Boega” from the 17th century, which is located in the Portuguese town of Vila Nova de Cerveira, gracefully combines the conveniences of modern living with historic ambiance. The manor is divided into a main house, a guest house and a monastery. The property has its own vineyard, romantic orchards, a spa and wellness area as well as a spring water swimming pool. The special highlight of this property: a cloister with a wishing well.
The incomparable charm of a restored country house
Buonas Manor in Zug, Switzerland has managed to keep its special character for more than 475 years. The former farmstead was elaborately restored by the architect Heinz Marty, who also added a guest house and a rustic carport. The exposed beams and wooden walls recall the origins of this stylish building. A large outdoor area with a natural garden and direct access to Lake Zug underline the exclusive character of the estate.
Discover contemporary architecture in the Basque Country
The manor house in Plentzia, Basque Country, Spain, is embedded in beautiful natural surroundings and is an outstanding example of contemporary residential architecture. The four-storey building has a size of 914 m² (total area: 25,300 m²) and offers all of the advantages of modern living. The spacious living area accommodates, among other things, a library, a fitness room, a wine cellar as well as a typical Basque dining room and a common room (txoko) with fireplace. There is an outdoor area with a summer lounge, an outdoor grill as well as a large garden. The special highlight of this property: the many wood works, such as the hand-carved hardwood fireplace and the wooden staircase which leads past ornate stained glass windows.
If you want to call a historical estate your own, Engel & Völkers would be delighted to advise you. As a leading real estate broker in the segment of châteaux, castles and mansions, the portfolio of Engel & Völkers offers you a wide range of historic architecture and luxurious living comfort.