Palacete Afonso Sanches

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Palacete Afonso Sanches


Four truly luxurious homes

With wonderful garden and pool

A development by Fascínio Vintage

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Palacete Afonso Sanches

A unique place to call home

The property is being sensitively refurbished into 4 very individual homes.

This amazing palacete, with a history dating back to the the mid-seventeenth century, is exceptional in its location, privacy and amenities. The property is being developed into four distinctive, truly individual homes.

Situated in the centre of Cascais, with all of its shops, bars, restaurants, historical attractions and great lifestyle, the homes each have their own front door access to Rua Afonso Sanches and share a totally private, landscaped garden with a pool.

Each house also has their own private patios and terraces, , some including sea views, two underground car parking spaces, individual secure storage unit for leisure equipment and of course the finest materials used in construction throughout.

The property is being sensitively refurbished into 4 very individual homes with every modern convenience, while simultaneously preserving the architectural heritage and features of the original building.

Four truly luxurious homes with

wonderful garden and pool.

Palacete Afonso Sanches


This historic palacete is being sensitively refurbished into four luxurious homes.

Links to the building's heritage have been maintained in the generous scale of the rooms, creating a sense of space, light and grandeur and through thoughtful details that have been retained, such as granite door frames and traditional Portuguese Tiles.


These beautifully designed homes incorporate all of the services and finishes necessary for how we live in the twenty-first century.

Every detail has been considered, from the quality of the construction materials used in the building, to essential finishes like underfloor heating and luxury finishes such as handmade Portuguese tiles in the bathrooms and every minute detail such as in-wardrobe lighting and de-misters on bathroom mirrors.

Palacete Afonso Sanches


This astonishing duplex, the largest of the four homes, retains the grandeur and palatial proportions of the original building.

The ancient stone staircase from the courtyard leads to a grand entrance hallway and drawing room on the first floor. A large kitchen / dining room leads to the terrace overlooking the garden and two very large suites with dressing rooms complete the first floor.

The second floor has two more bedrooms, with private roof terraces with sea views an office and a family bathroom.

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This superb home is located over three floors and is accessed via an entrance lobby with stairs and lift to all floors off the front courtyard.

The entrance lobby is a light filled atrium, leading to the first floor where a large kitchen / dining / living room with fireplace leads to a terrace overlooking the garden.

The second bedroom suite is located on this floor overlooking the courtyard with a third bedroom and family bathroom close by.

The top floor houses an amazing Master bedroom suite including an exceptionally large roof terrace with sea views.

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The front door of this spacious, ground floor apartment is on Rua Afonso Sanches.

An entrance lobby and hallway lead past 3 bedroom suites to a fabulous kitchen / living / dining room with a fireplace and a terrace with direct access to the garden.

An office with it's own private patio completes the accommodation in this wonderful home.

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This charming, ground floor apartment is entered through a wide granite lintelled doorway in the courtyard on Rua Afonso Sanches.

An entrance lobby gives way to a large kitchen / dining / living room with fireplace and a terrace with direct access to the garden.

The main bedroom suite looks out to Rua Afonso Sanches and the second suite overlooks the entrance courtyard.

The third bedroom has its very own tiny patio private patio, the perfect hideaway!

All images are representative and may not reflect the final design.



The project has been designed by Portuguese Architect Mariana Barbosa Mateus.

The existing building and its unique qualities were the starting point for the design strategy. The street facade and front patio are fully retained together with iconic elements such as stone arches and window frames, interior doors and tiles. Keeping and reusing these elements preserves the memory of the history of the house.

The entrance for each home is through existing timber doors framed by the old stone arches, 3 of them via the existing front patio and the fourth through Rua Afonso Sanches.

Although most of the interior of the existing building is rebuilt to achieve high quality standards of construction, the layouts of the 4 houses encapsulate some of the grand spaces of the existing house, such the front rooms to Rua Afonso Sanches or small courtyards that become now private.

The design of the homes promotes the connection of interior spaces with the outdoor areas, particularly with the new rear façade that creates larger openings to capture views of the gardens and Cascais.

The materials palette retains the connection to the original building: whitewashed walls, stone, timber, tiles, durable and timeless materials.


Key Design Features of Each Apartment

Here are some of the design features all of these amazing apartments and duplexes share:

  • Individual front door access
  • Rear access to car park and garden via Rua do Novo Alfarrobeira.
  • 2 car-parking spaces located in the private underground car-park, access via Key fob
  • Additional storage in car-park for outdoor leisure equipment
  • Private terraces outside the living space of each individual apartment
  • Access to shared pool and landscaped gardens
  • Authentic Portuguese Stone flooring in all heavy traffic areas such as kitchens, hallways and bathrooms
  • Oak floors in living and private areas
  • Fitted stove fireplace
  • Open kitchens with top quality cabinetry and fitted appliances, stone countertops
  • Top quality porcelain bathroom fittings
  • Underfloor heating, heated towel rails and mirror demisters in all bathrooms
  • French doors or sliding doors leading to the terraces
  • Utility room in each apartment
  • Fitted wardrobes with interior lighting in all bedrooms
  • Double Glazed windows and doors
  • High-grade Insulation
  • Underfloor heating and cooling
  • Filtered high pressure water supply
  • Carefully designed, energy efficient lighting
  • Cabled for wireless internet, USB sockets throughout Security Alarm
  • Smoke detectors in living areas
  • Charging point in the Car-park for Electric vehicles

The Design Team

BM Architecture

BM architecture is based in Lisbon and was founded in 2017 by Mariana Barbosa Mateus to deliver projects with architectural ambition that are respectful to their cultural context and site. With an approach that is lead by design but also pragmatic, the studio aims to work collaboratively with clients, colleagues, consultants and all users of architecture.

Before founding the practice, Mariana Barbosa Mateus worked with Manuel Aires Mateus in Lisbon (2006-2011) and in London with Sergison Bates (2012-2013) and 6a architects (2013- 2017), where she became an Associate Architect in 2015.

The studio is currently delivering a different range of residential projects that include a new building in Marvila with 30 apartments set in a vibrant artistic and industrial context, a Student Accommodation building just across Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics and several apartment refurbishments spread across Lisbon and Cascais.

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Palacete Afonso Sanches


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