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SOLD BY OWNER, Manor House of the Spiral Towers

€ 620.000

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ID : 34
Luso, Coimbra, Portugal
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Ref #: SOLD BY OWNER
Location: Luso, Coimbra, Portugal
Category: Manor House
Type: Under Offer
Featured: No

Base Information

Bed: 6
Bath: 5
Living Areas: 18

Building Information

House Style: Manor
Flooring: Timber
Built on: 18
Remodeled on: 1974
Number of Floors: 2

Amenities

General Amenities
Wood Stove
Balcony
Broadband Internet Available
Cellar
Fireplace
Fitted Kitchen
Burglar Alarm
Wood Burning Stove
Community Amenities
Tennis Court
Access via Lisbon Airport
Access via Porto Airport
Close to City
Close to Town with Amenities
Fishing Nearby
Football ground
Hospital / Clinic Nearby
Motorway Access
Near Bus Route
Near Rail Station
Public Pool Nearby
Public Transport Nearby
River Beaches Nearby
Rural Location
Tennis Courts Nearby
Exterior Amenities
Fruit Trees
BBQ / Oven
Fence
Garden
Irrigation
Orchard / Olives
Out Buildings/Storage
Parking
Patio / Deck
Land / Pasture
Garage
Water Butt/Tank
Verandah/Terrace
Landscape Amenities
Landscaping

Neighborhood

Super market by Car
Exhibition by Car
University by Car
School by Car
Park by
Coffee shop by Car
Bus station by
Train station by
Police station by
Hospital by
Town center by Car
This house was built in the end of the Nineteenth century by a doctor who had just returned from the ancient portuguese colony of São tomé e Príncipe after the death of his lover.

This house was built in the end of the Nineteenth century by a doctor who had just returned from the ancient portuguese colony of São tomé e Príncipe after the death of his lover.
With him, he brought exotic african wood from São Tomé by boat such as Sapele, jackfruit tree and afzelia, which he used to to build the ceilings, the reflets and the wall panellings. The floor was made with pine and cedar wood originally from the highlands of Bussaco.
The house was built in an architectural nineteenth century eclectic style with neogothic influences, expressed in elements like pointed archs and turrets. It also recalls to the colonial architectural style typical from manorial houses from São Tomé.
He went on to living in this house for the next years, with only the memory of his lover engraved in the wood of the house and three palm trees planted on the front of the house.
Old people of the place say he was known as the African who lived in the House of the Two Towers.
After his death, the remaining family kept his house and later one of the heirs, an engineer in the Viana de Castelo shipyards in the 1950s restored the whole house, maintaining it’s structure and style.
In 1974, the house was bought by an aristocratic couple (she was philosophy PhD and he was Vet) who hired a well renowned portuguese architect, Moreira Lopes from Oporto, already deceased, to restore the house and big construction works were made, but always maintaining its original style.
The architect has equipped the house with a modern kitchen and modern bathrooms, Among other technical updates.
On the horse stables where transformed in a party room to held big parties and balls, the party room has everything necessary to prepare parties.
The mainhouse used to hold exhibits mainly of art and sculpture and mostly religious art. Of those exhibits there is still a small museum of fossils, shells and minerals that were offered to the owner of the house by the Marquis of Graciosa.This collection was originally in his palace, The Palace of Graciosa in Anadia.
The couple raised their family, hosted parties and received many important guests until the owner passed away in 2007 surrounded by his maids, 5 years after the death of his wife.
The local government considers the house and his domains local heritage.

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