Opening Autumn 2022

Casa Fortunato Alcácer do Sal | Alentejo Portugal | The Aficionados

Opening Autumn 2022

Casa Fortunato Alcácer do Sal | Alentejo Portugal | The Aficionados

Opening Autumn 2022

Alcácer do Sal Villa Suites Portugal| Casa Fortunato | The Aficionados
A beauteous retreat of apparent heritage paired with a playful, imaginative style narrative of considered design and heirloom nostalgia

Intro

Casa Fortunato in Alcácer do Sal is already part of the family and is beginning its new journey in becoming a stylish lair in the old town, just off the market square. Slow-Lane living in a typical Villa of town life best captures the design template of a Casa that is more than 100 years old. Located on the street named after the Royals, the house will have six suites only, a wonderfully shaded courtyard garden that cascades in tiers and a pool. Inside, the owners preserve and restore the old bones, including decorative frescos and the beautifully worn tiled floors. The town is typical of the Alentejo,  a place that still chimes to a slower pace of life, where embroidery is still done the way as for centuries, rush hour consist of older folk having a coffee, and traditional town-life continues under the ever-present church bells and the Sado River. 

Following on from the successes of Casa Fortunato in Lisbon, the new project will continue the seductive fusion of small design hotel meets stylish townhouse. Created by the same creative duo, the new project will keep the style DNA of Casa Fortunato. Expect heirloom design fused with rural-side coastal living, chilled, casual and ever so stylish: like staying at a best friend's smart house. 

Loved and created by the owner-architect duo, António Falcão Costa Lopes and his wife, Filipa Fortunato, the light-filled, intentionally eclectic interiors of Casa Fortunato are wonderfully familiar and irresistibly voyeuristic. Much of the original bare-bone remnants of the house were salvaged just enough to give provenance a historical hug – bygone romance in an empirical dusting of ornate architraves, wooden panelling, chiselled portals, marble flagstones and original sanded pinewood flooring. Costa Lopes and Fortunato have been collecting contemporary furniture, and lighting in particular, since they first met as architecture students in the ’90s. It is that, which gives Casa Fortunato its rather distinctive and personable design DNA – it feels coveted, treasured.

Crafted elements of nautical design slip into bed with urban cool.

Rooms

Foodie

Organic, well-sourced fresh food is a natural given for António and Filipa and the Casa Fortunato will be home to a sustainable, slow-food concept. As important as the interiors of the hotel, the informal immersive food offering will reflect the ethos of the house.

Location

Located along an aged cobbled street steps from the main square, Casa Fortunato is located in Alcácer do Sal. 

One of the oldest port cities in Portugal spanning almost 3000 years, the Phoenicians founded Alcácer do Sal more than a thousand years before Christ.  Located in the Alentejo region, Alcácer do Sal sits just a 30-minutes drive from coastal Comporta and 45 minutes away if the district capital of Setúbal. The city meanders along the left bank of the River Sado, just before it widens into an immense estuary and onto the flawless white beaches of the Tróia Peninsula.  

Owners

António and Filipa’s souls were woven together when they met at university in Lisbon whilst studying architecture. A husband and wife team, a mother and a father. They have a fondness for design, harmony and a philosophy of living well, which unites them and defines the studio. The duo are people-lovers, foodies, collectors and, from the walls of their houses, you can see that they are avid custodians of the arts and design, from vases, textiles, paintings, to mid-century lighting and print.

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