MI CASA EN LISBOA
I’ve met Maria a few years ago when I was staying at Baixa House in Lisbon. She’s the creator of those beautiful apartments in downtown Lisbon and in her ‘home in Lisbon‘ she also received guests in a more homely atmosphere. Maria said goodbye to Baixa House at the end of 2016 and renovated her own home completely. Imagine: a complete new concrete staircase, new rooms, new interiors, but still the same stunning view over Lisbon and the feeling as if you’re staying with a very kind friend in Lisbon. The house is located in Graça, a more quiet neighbourhood, but on walking distance to the center. Maria can give you lots of advice – ‘don’t miss the flea market on Tuesday and Saturday, go to that place for the most stunning view and if you love art and ceramics you’ll have to go to that street’ – and can tell you all about the history of the furniture, art and design objects she gathered in the last couple of years. There’s a story about the huge carpet on in the communal living room which once belonged to a dear friend who passed away and nobody of his friends and family had space for that carpet. So now it’s in Mi Casa en Lisboa. The tiles on the wall of the building are a design of Maria herself. And the linnen she uses was found in The Netherlands.
When you enter the home you will arrive in the open living room and kitchen and there’s a door to the terrace. In the morning you will be treated to a delicious homemade breakfast with yoghurt, fruit, bread, orange juice, cheeses and tomatoes. There’s a library next to the living room (not yet finished when I visit) but as what it seems that will be a great place to rest after a day in the city with one of the books Maria collected. There are 9 different rooms – some facing the street, others have a stunning view over Lisbon. My personal favorites are the small double room on the second floor (blue color theme without view), the double room on the first floor west (yellow color theme with view) and the extra large attic with bathtub (red color theme with beautiful view) and the extra large attic with terrace (blue color theme with best view on the private terrace). I’ve stayed in the extra large attic with bathtub and was amazed by the beautiful sunset (Maria recommended me to sleep with the curtains open so I could really see the sunset from my bed) and the lovely vintage interior of the room. A perfect address in Lisbon if you like to stay in a quiet area and feel at home in Lisbon!
Check out: www.micasaenlisboa.com