Casa Luum lies at the end of an old dirt road in a nature reserve in Faro, its milky whites blending smoothly into the progressive blue of the sky. This 2500 square meter plot once housed a ruin left to nature, where hundreds of olive, almond, and cork trees and wildflowers grew.
The plants that lived on the land still have their place within the careful lines of this holiday home in Portugal that treads gently like a polite guest. The owner worked with Lisbon-based botanical architects Sigmetum who collect seeds from the wild to cultivate them in their nursery so Casa Luum’s garden grows with the land’s endemic species. Local herbs and aromatic plants abound, perfect for your cooking, infusions, or aromatic treatments.
We love the lightness of this gem by architect Pedro Domingos that reflects the day and glows softly in the evening. When the sun is out, it casts beautiful geometric shadows on itself like minimalist paintings. Every line is perfectly juxtaposed, making each nook and corner a visual delight.