Villa Pedra are 10 old stone houses turned into beautiful holiday homes with a hotel-like service, a restaurant, individual gardens and the peace and tranquility of rural central Portugal.
How would you describe Azores House in a nutshell?
Azores House is our family nest and the perfect spot to relax. It’s a project made out of love and resilience. Surrounded by greenery and overlooking the ocean, the house is located in Fajã do Calhau on São Miguel in the Azores.
What is the story behind Azores House, what was your inspiration to create it?
Azores House used to be a fisherman’s house and our family decided to give it a new lease on life as we are passionate about the Azores Islands. I was born on São Miguel and this was a family project, so it’s a pleasure to see it finally ready to welcome people from around the globe. So as not to interfere with the surrounding nature, we wanted to keep the design discreet and unobtrusive.
How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Azores House?
Azores House is a super cosy house and the perfect place to slow down from daily life. It’s a place where you will find peace and quiet to rest and reconnect with both the natural world and yourself. We believe that less is more, so the house is designed with a minimalist approach.
To you personally, what is so special about Azores House?
My parents bought the house when I was just a baby and it was a place where we enjoyed weekends overlooking the ocean. It's located in a natural reserve, which makes it a really magical place, giving you an energy and aura of calmness.
Who is the architect of the house?
Azores House was designed by Fernando Monteiro from M-Arquitetos, an architecture studio that has been based in Ponta Delgada since 2009. He and his team are responsible for some of the most incredible villas and houses in São Miguel. Together with André Rocha, he helped to give the house its cosy feel and the design aspects we were looking for.