the manor house... AND THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, NOW!!

by Jorge Cardoso May. 07, 2007 7852 views

LOG OF THE RESTORATION 4

- there are photos by A. Miguel Oliveira, H. Almeida, L. Rocchi and myself

- some photos were taken from magazines that featured extensive articles about the house and its reconstruction

Blue Living magazine november 2005

kitchen corner

room window

gym

indoor and outdoor swimming pools

tennis court

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Jorge Cardoso 9 years, 6 months ago

thank you so much for your kind words!!

YOU ARE MOST WELCOME TO VISIT US THERE :)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jay 9 years, 6 months ago

The entire process was amazing! I am most impressed. It pleases me to no end to see such a historical place get restored and modernized so carefully. I love Portugal and the quintas and history found there. Bravo!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Prashant Karkera 12 years, 10 months ago

Nice set to be framed:)

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lagerkvista 12 years, 10 months ago

I love the garden and window room :)

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Danny 12 years, 10 months ago

thats a nice house.

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jammm 12 years, 10 months ago

Uou...

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Kristina 12 years, 10 months ago

This was me commenting above. A-ah, it really is perfect! Feels like in heaven.

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jorgen Dybdahl 12 years, 10 months ago

What a lovely place. Very well photographed - this is a nice set!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sonia 12 years, 10 months ago

Espectacular
Pousada??
onde fica??

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Kris 12 years, 10 months ago

this is AMAZING. So much work put into this and such a gorgeous and magnificent structure in return. You have really accomplished a lot and this is so beautiful... I agree with [url=http://www.photoblog.com/user/anniepie]anniepie[/url] - I don't think I'd want to leave! :)

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Anniepie 12 years, 10 months ago

WOW!!!!!! This house is amazing!!! If I went there, i would probably never want to come home :)

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jorge Cardoso 12 years, 10 months ago

Thank you all... :)

I'll keep just part of the credits (mainly in the sports facilities, since I am a fitness fanatic) and the rest goes to the ALL my family, mainly my parents!

Part of the house is for the family and friends, for weekends and such (since we live and work in Porto, and the manor house [b]is 70 km north of Porto in Ponte de Lima[/b]) and the other part is available for tourism.

In Portugal we call it "TURISMO DE HABITAÇÃO", which is tourism in old historic houses; a bit like the "relais & chateaux" in France or "relais du silence".

I'm sure there is a similar formula in other countries.

Ahh... and Jacquie!
If you book a trip to Spain you will miss this!! :))

You have to book A TRIP TO PORTUGAL!!!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Silke 12 years, 10 months ago

[b]I`m completly enthusiastic about THIS pictures!![/b] The survived architecture, the green park AND THE POOL!! Maybe Ì`ll actually get a trip to this wonderful physical structure!! :))

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sal Febbraro 12 years, 10 months ago

is it your manor ?

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lisette Tremblay 12 years, 10 months ago

J'irais bien passer mes vacances d'été dans ce magnifique décor.
Nice shots.

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Carley 12 years, 10 months ago

I am speechless (and this doesn't happen very often!)
What a place of beauty and charm you have built/ restored! It is amazing to see this after seeing how it started..... I don't think that many people would have had the vision and the persistence to do what you have done. Bravo!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jacquie 12 years, 10 months ago

That IS amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is it a guesthouse now?
Shall I book me a trip to Spain is it?
Wow

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Miclaud 12 years, 10 months ago

Nice place! Que lindo lugar!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Minie 12 years, 10 months ago

eu quero a piscina

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jorge Cardoso 12 years, 10 months ago

voevoda:
You can: just check [b]www.quintadocasal.com[/b]

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Paul Graham 12 years, 10 months ago

amazing love the title too

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Nik 12 years, 10 months ago

Wow.... it so wonderful!! i'd like to live ther... mmm crazy dreams =)

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
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