In the historic district of Alfama, the iconic Santa Helena Palace is undergoing a transformation, perhaps the most significant restoration of a private period building and grounds since Lisbon’s recent wave of regeneration began.
This treasure of a building dates back as far as the late 16th century, owned by the São Martinho Counts, high officials in the Portuguese royal court.
Distinctive period features are being retained and turned anew, restoring the building’s identity in the city and creating a collection of homes that balances Lisbon’s historic culture and charm with a level of modern comfort exceeding that of which is currently available in the city.
Occupying a dominant position on top of one of Alfama’s few hills, these unique range of one to five bedroom apartments for sale in Lisbon enjoy simply stunning views over the River Tagus.
The developer, a leading light in Lisbon’s recent transformation, has cleverly used the many different sized and shaped spaces within the building to create a special collection of homes, mostly renovations and some entirely new-build, with features like high ceilings, large windows and some with private gardens, terraces and even swimming pools.
The 21 properties are arranged across three areas within the palace grounds; the ‘Patio’, the ’Garden and the ‘Palace’ itself. Due to the project’s position on top of a hill, every home will be bathed in sunlight.
Secure garage parking, a rare commodity in this part of Lisbon, will be available for all the properties. Concierge services will also be available, helping owners with daily tasks.