With seven cinematic hills and a passion for rustic, traditional food and fine wine, Lisbon is a truly romantic place to live or visit. Whatever draws people here – a chance to sample the famous pastries in the Belem quarter or the sunset from one of the hillsides – the charm is what convinces them to stay. Lisbon is a tremendously colourful place to live, either full time or as your holiday bolthole, with its flower-filled green spaces, yellow and terracotta residences, flocks of butterflies and, of course, the glittering River Tagus framing the sunrise.
What’s more, there’s a quarter for every mood, with plenty of quaint old-town locations and five-star modern venues too. Lisbon has recently begun attracting smaller companies and startups, with the riverside Parque das Nações a hub of modernity, stunning contemporary architecture and chic bars and restaurants. The Martinhal Residences are at the heart of the action, close to some of Lisbon's most popular squares and plazas, only walking distance from the old town and steps from the waterfront.
The four-bed apartments at the Martinhal Residences are the perfect size for a family, or ideal for hosting guests. They are located in the premium penthouse space, commanding stunning riverside and harbour-side views. The building itself is designed with clean, modern lines, enjoys plenty of light thanks to its use of glass, and is fringed with trees and greenery on the balconies, giving it a pleasant façade from street level.
With a luxury hotel below, these apartments benefit from useful and exclusive services, which elevate your living experience. Not only do residents enjoy 24-hour security and access to the indoor pool and gym, they can also take advantage of the kids’ club, babysitting and butler services. There is also a convenient laundry service, ideal if this is to be your part-time home and you want to maximise your time in the city. You’ll also find a restaurant in the building and a chic and modern business centre with meeting rooms and offices.
Inside expect nothing but modernity. The open-plan living space is highly versatile and easy to rearrange when hosting, with a high-tech, open kitchen designed with a minimalist feel. Soft greys feature throughout, with delicate accents of colour, and light wood is a key material in the floor, walls and fittings. The apartment has been designed for sleek living, with plenty of built-in, well-concealed storage and comfortable modern furniture, as well as design elements like statement lamps. It maximises the available light with wide windows from which to admire your view of the Tagus.
The size and space make this the perfect family residence or second home, with elegantly designed spare bedrooms for guests to drop in and out. Equally, it could make a fabulous new full-time or retirement space in the heart of this cosmopolitan capital.