We came over Casa Luum via Instagram. And let me tell you something, it looks AMAZING! I don't know if I want to go there on vacation or rather just move in right away. The modern design home used to be an old ruin. The owner, Kristoff, bought the plot of 2500 m2 in a nature reserve at the end of a dirt road. No cars passing by, only nature, hundreds of olive, almond and cork trees and wild flowers. We specially love how Casa Luum shines with its modern architecture but at the same time truly is enclosed by the typical nature of Algarve. The house was designed by Pedro Domingos, the same architect as their sister house Casa Agostos. Casa Luum is very elegant. The clear lines and white walls are a beautiful contrast to the organic forms and colors around.
The architect designed all doors, windows and shutters and they were handmade with local wood in north of Portugal. Other house elements as the pool were built with local natural stone. And of course, it would not be a Portuguese vacation home without Portuguese ceramic. And we're very happy to see that our friends from Casa Cubista (Olhão) did come pieces for them.
The garden was designed by Sigmetum (Lisbon). These botanical architects collect seeds from the wild and grow them in there own nursery. At Casa Luum they only use local and native plants from Algarve. Further they grow a lot of local herbs and aromatic plants that guests can use for cooking, infusions or aromatic treatments.
The house is situated in Agostos, just 6 minutes away from my parent's home and we're thinking about spending Christmas time there, wouldn't it be wonderful? This area of Algarve is very calm and the nearest beaches are just 15 minutes away by car. The well known Ria Formosa is only 30 minutes away by car. We already wrote about this beautiful place here. In winter you can enjoy all the beaches along the coast of Algarve, there will be almost empty.
As you can see, we're already in love with this place and haven't even put a foot in it. But hey, look at the following images and you will understand.
Don't be a fool and spend your next vacation in Algarve!
Contact/Booking for Casa Luum
Rates per week: low season $1400 / holiday $1750 / Easter $2325 / April - October $2100 / May $2325 / June $2550 / September $2550 / July - August $3725
Rates will fluctuate depending on exchange rates.
Pictures by Alexander Bogorodskiy