Located on the sloping Rua De Madalena in the heart of historic old town Lisbon, the imposing 3 metre high, solid wood entrance doors provide both security and a hint of what lies within this classic apartment space. The lobby, reminiscent of a bygone age and complete with statue and high arched gateway to the wide staircase, provides a suitable welcome into the building. Another pair of reassuringly heavy doors lead into the hallway, large enough in scope to almost be considered as another reception room. To the left side resides the kitchen, a throwback to yesteryear though replete with fitted appliances. Large enough to accommodate a dining table, the highlight of the room is the now extinct, original fireplace. Converted into an extra seating option, this unique addition brings charm in abundance and guarantees the status of the kitchen as way more than just a cooking space. An adjoining large storage room / pantry is currently functioning as a utilities room. Across the hall and more double doors, a recurring theme, introduce the first bedroom. High ceilinged, as with the entire property, it’s of substantial size and includes access also to the living room and balcony. The grand, 2.5 metre high twin doors function not only as balcony access but as a conduit welcoming in the floods of natural light. The apartment is a labyrinthine delight, a myriad of doors and passageways ensuring multiple ins and outs to every room and providing an open feel and a natural renewal of air, crucial for the warmer months.

The living room itself has 4 entry-points, making it truly the focal point of this wonderfully unconventional property. Already a considerably large room, the entrances combined with the 2 double doored access points to the balcony really give this splendid room a cavernous feel. Coupled with the art deco theme this unique room must be seen to be believed. Of the entry points, one introduces the second bedroom. Also replete with balcony access, the room features a semi-partition, effectively dividing the space into the sleeping quarters and a private reception / living room. Also leading from the main living room is the chandeliered dining area, with access to the kitchen on the other side. The living room also connects to the main artery of the place through another exit, guiding you past a room-sized storage cupboard towards the master bedroom and the kitchen, guest bathroom and, ultimately, the front door. The master bedroom is at the back side of the property, offering a peaceful alternative to the front side’s stimulating vista.

Attired with 2 large windows proffering views of the Cathedral Se de Lisboa and en suite boasting both shower and opulent bathtub, the word ‘master’ is truly appropriate for this glorious space. The outdoor section is an uninterrupted, continuous balcony running the entire length of the apartment. Looking down on the hustle and bustle of central Lisbon life with a morning coffee is something to behold. Scrutinizing the weird and wonderful human traffic ambling by is entertainment in itself. Turning your gaze South and there is the reassuring presence of the Tagus River, generating an important sense of life beyond the city limits. The facade of the building is of a typically Portuguese style, incorporating the azure Azulejo tiling emblematic of the era. There is still more to this property in the shape of a self contained studio. On the same floor but with it’s own standalone entrance, this represents an excellent extra rental opportunity for a separate tenant and rental yield. Thought to be originally used as staff quarters and boasting the same high ceilings as the main property and access to the balcony at the front, a kitchenette, and bathroom there is everything necessary for a self maintained living option.
The apartment is fully double glazed with wood shutters and elegant wooden flooring.
Due to the size and desirable central location, this property is highly rentable within a city that has seen an explosion in economic growth, within a Country that is forecast to achieve the highest growth in the EU by the European Commission themselves.
Everything you could want from Lisbon is, essentially, on the doorstep. Right in the midst of the city centre of possibly Europe’s liveliest city, the demand for top end rental properties is typically high and growing.
Nearby points of interest-
-Rossio Train station is less than 10 minutes walk away, metro 5 minutes, bus and tram stops a minute away and the airport just an 18 minute drive.
-Ferry port is 7 minutes walk away, on the River Tagus. A great spot for walking and exercise.
-Most of Lisbon’s cultural highlights are just brief stolls away including Lisbon Cathedral – 5mins. Archeological Museum -9mins. Arco de rua Augusta and Praca de Comercio – 5mins. Castle of S. Jorge – 5mins.
-The Hospital is just 7 minutes drive.
-Schools including the prestigious ‘British School of Lisbon’ less than 10 minutes drive away.
-All major amenities such as banks, supermarkets, dentists, hairdressers, phone shops etc are on the doorstep.
-Some of the country’s trendiest bars and restaurants also are within the immediate vicinity.
-The sandy beaches of Cascais are 32 minutes drive away, with beautiful, historic Sintra just 35

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