1-bedroom flat in the modern centre of Lisbon

1-bedroom flat in the modern centre of Lisbon

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1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

My 1-bedroom, 1st floor walk-up apartment comes with a sunny balcony, hardwood floors, lots of books and plenty of charm. I moved in 2006 after having restored it with great care; I kept IKEA furniture to a bare minimum and brought in many vintage finds, as well as objects, posters and artworks created by friends or people I admire.

I live in a 1950s building across the street from a supermarket on Avenida de Paris. Since I moved in I was for long the building's youngest tenant, but recently other younger people – artists and designers, a programmer and a photographer, my front-door neighbour who shot the photos of my apartment – live here, so there's a nice community vibe to the building. In the backyard there's a shared vegetable garden with lemon, fig, avocado, medlar and cypress trees.

Avenida de Paris is one of several European-city named avenues and squares that make up one of Lisbon's nicest, easiest neighbourhoods, which features great 1940-50s architecture, plenty of shops and cafés (including Mexicana, a mid-century modern icon and a great place for pastries and coffee), one of Lisbon's best bookstores (Barata), a dynamic city theatre (Teatro Maria Matos) and a world-class engineering school (Instituto Superior Técnico).

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  1. I'm a thirty-something design writer and curator. I came back to Lisbon in the Summer of 2010 after spending two years in New York studying design criticism; I've also lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Treviso, Italy.

    I'm currently teaching at two universities, but I travel a great deal for work and leisure (especially weekend/city breaks).

    I'm very neat, but also extremely easy going. And allergic to cats.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
O Pote, Frutalmeidas
Cool bars
MM Café
Cozy cafés
Mexicana, O Astro
Retail therapy
Avenida de Roma (just around the corner)
Bit of culture
Culturgest, Teatro Maria Matos
Walks in the park
Tapada das Necessidades
Spot of exercise
Cycling along the Tagus river
Day tripping
Arrábida National Park and beaches (50km south)

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