This Palace was commissioned by the Mayor of Sintra, at the beginning of the 20th century and inaugurated in 1907.
The property boasts stretching views to the ocean, Pena Palace, the Mourish Castle, the Village Palace, the Convent of Mafra and Sintra Lowlands.
This Palace has architectural elements of Art Nouveau typical from late 19th century to early 20th century.
A particular example of the style present at the quinta is its Greek Neo-Classical Temple, referenced in many literary works. There is also a rare Art Nouveau Green House, and the Main Gate shaped as an organic butterfly. The railing overlooking the main entrance depicts a repeating patter of a swan. More evidence of this botanic, flora and fauna influence is seen on Tile Panels throughout the property.
From the outside the more prominent characteristic is the high tower, topped with a balcony, it holds a Mechanic Clock from the turn of the past century with large dials in enamel.
Another feature are the stone works such as columns with vase-shaped capitals, gargoyles and other details in the gardens.
The Palace has two main floors.
Ground floor, the Hall and Main Corridor are framed with White Marble floors, other floors are in Peach Pine.
The Main Salon has hand-painted walls with floral elements, ceilings worked with stucco and paintings allusive to musical instruments.
The Dinning Rooms is panelled with Faux Marble and lined with natural royal green Silk.
Access to the First Floor is by grand staircase with Faux Marble finish and leading red carpet. Lighting the staircase is a dominating skylight with natural light in style of Art Nouveau. All ceilings have stucco detailing's where picturesque cherubs can be noticed.
The Palace gardens are referenced in more than one work, namely “Treaty of Greatness of Gardens in Portugal“ by Helder Carita and Homen Cardoso. It is referenced as one of the best examples of a Romantic Garden in Portugal from the end of 19th century. The garden is split into various areas, namely; the Main Garden, the Great Lane, the Rosebush Plateau, the Orchards, the Pool, and finally the Forest, filled with ancient trees, native and exotic from other parts of the world, as was customary at the time in the richest homes.
The property is enclosed by a 3m tall wall, topped with niches.
It has 3 entrances with large gates in solid iron.
Total Area of the Quinta 23.400 m2
Palace Implementation Area 485 m2
Palace Brute Construction Area 1.292m2;
The Palace is composed of a basement (485m2), groundfloor (385m2), first floor (352m2) and attic (70m2); and has 6 suites
Garage with 80 m2 and parking for 4 cars.
There are two additional properties, The House-Keepers House and the Chalet (in need of restoration), with 60 and 180 m2, respectively.
Artesian well, with the capacity of - 2,000 m3 / hour;
Central heating Viessman Vitola 200 (diesel);
Pool 6m x 12m;
Main Gate with automatic drive;
Access television, internet and telephone fibre optic cable;
Lisboa 32 Km (Highway A16 & IC19)
Cascais 12 Km (Highway A16)
Tires Aiport 7 Km (Estrada nacional 249-4)
Lisbon Airport 28 Km (Highway A16 & IC19)
Estação de Caminhos de Ferro de Sintra 0.4 Km
New Cascais Hospital 8 Km (Highway A16)
Praia das Maçâs11 Km;
Praia do Guincho 17 Km (Autoestrada A16);
Marina de Cascais 14 Km (Autoestrada A16);
Autodromo Fernanda Pires da Silva 5 Km;
Penha Longa Golf Resort 3 km;
Pestana Beloura Golf Resort 4 km;
Golfe do Estoril 10 Km;
Belas Clube de Campo 15 km;
Quinta da Marinha Golf Resort 16 km.