This charming historic property for sale in Loulé, built in 1894, stands as an iconic landmark at the entrance to Loulé from the road to Faro. From 2014 to 2016, a comprehensive restoration and renovation project transformed the property, prioritizing the adaptation to a modern lifestyle. Upgrades included the installation of underfloor heating, solar water heating, WiFi, and contemporary insulation throughout the building. Additionally, there is full pre-installation for air conditioning and an elevator.
Upon entering through the traditional door, the original stone staircase unfolds, adorned with “marble effect” painted walls. To the left, an erstwhile store now serves as an office, while the space to the right, originally a stable, has been converted into a garage with a laundry area and support space for utilities. The former shop/office has been transformed into a spacious guest suite with a bathroom, kitchenette, sitting space, and access to the walled garden. The entire ground floor boasts a magnificent vaulted ceiling – a modern feature from the 1890s. At the back of this floor lies the charming walled garden, currently in its maturation phase.
This floor effortlessly caters to 21st-century preferences for light-filled spaces, preserving the simple and elegant woodwork features of 19th-century creators. In the open-plan living/dining area, six windows frame sea and countryside views. The large modern kitchen, adorned in a classical Portuguese blue and white color scheme, features the original parlor fireplace. The Everything Room multitasks as a TV/media space, library/office, and guest room. Additional features on this floor include a full bathroom, a sunroom, a small veranda, and an elevator space. A spiral staircase leads to the second floor/attic level, featuring a glorious sunroom and the master bedroom suite with breathtaking views of the countryside and sea. The adjacent walk-in closet/dressing room and spacious bathroom complete the accommodation on this level.
Originally designed for versatile use, the Pink House can easily adapt to different needs. The original shop space, currently a guest suite, could be adjusted for long-term or short-term tourism rentals or transformed into a home office. Accessibility options from the street to the main living spaces can be retained or modified. If more bedrooms are needed, possibilities include remodeling the Everything Room into two smaller bedrooms or creating additional bedrooms on the ground floor. Conveniently located within walking distance of all amenities in the charming city of Loulé, including the renowned Loulé Market, The Pink House offers a versatile and appealing living space. For more information, or to schedule a viewing, please contact the Regency team.
About Loulé: The charming market town of Loulé, nestled approximately 15 kilometers north of Faro in the Algarve, has a rich history dating back to its origins as a Roman fort, likely established in the second century B.C. However, Loulé truly blossomed after the departure of the Romans. During the 8th century Moorish invasions, Loulé emerged as a vibrant trading center and continued to flourish under Moorish rule. Despite its current size, boasting a population of around 70,000, the town’s historic center and tourist attractions are conveniently compact and closely situated. The Loulé Museum, housed within the castle walls, showcases artifacts from the Roman and Medieval periods discovered in the region. The castle, built on the Roman fort’s site during the 13th and 14th centuries, offers splendid views of the old town from its walls. Nearby, the Convent of Espírito Santo hosts the municipal art gallery. Originally a mosque built by the Moors, the Igreja de São Clemente church emerged when Portugal adopted Catholicism. Despite enduring three earthquakes, the church retains its original triple nave and gothic arches. São Clemente is especially noteworthy for its attached 16th-century chapels—Capela de Nossa Senhora da Consolação adorned with stunning blue and white azulejo tiles, and Capela de São Brás featuring a remarkable Manueline arch and elaborate Baroque altar. Loulé’s central Praca da Republica houses the town’s market, an eye-catching pink-domed building. The bustling gypsy market takes place every Saturday, with family stalls offering herbs, spices, cheeses, fresh fish, flowers, crafts, and modern fast food. Loulé Carnival held every February and concluding on Shrove Tuesday, stands out as one of the Algarve region’s major annual events. The streets are closed for three days, reminiscent of a Brazilian carnival, with vibrant colors, lively dancing, and festive celebrations. In early September, the Festival of White Night marks the end of summer. During this event, young people take to the streets dressed in white as princes, princesses, and demons, accompanied by music and dancing, adding a touch of enchantment to Loulé’s cultural calendar.