Maybe it’s because I’m indecisive – but I think my ideal home would be an old property with a sympathetic, modern renovation. This traditional stone property in Portugal (‘Quinta da Serra’) has been redesigned and renovated by Adam Richards Architects. The interior has been completely reordered to suit modern life, the old stone walls have been restored and a contemporary extension has been added.
The combination of fresh, clean, white walls with the traditional stonework is surprisingly beautiful. All my favourite parts of this house are where these two particular elements meet.
I think the fact that it’s in sunny Portugal is also subconsciously appealing!