Here’s your daily dose of virtual, almost-too-beautiful-to-be-believed design travel: The Addresses lodgings in Portugal’s southern, coastal Algarve region, actually a series of three minimalist guesthouses created by two friends, a wine connoisseur and an art director, and designed by architects. Each house comes ready with a “concierge” for custom local experiences—al fresco massages, boat trips to secluded islands—and stocked with shoppable products: “stylish beach towels, organic soaps, a selection of hand-picked books, locally made olive oil, the famous ‘Flor de Sal de Castro Marim’ (pure salt), and some of our Portuguese wines,” according to the hosts.

Here’s a look around the guesthouses, called, simply, Casa Um, Casa Dois, Casa Três: one, two, three.

Casa Um

Casa Um, on the site of a former shepherds&#8
Above: Casa Um, on the site of a former shepherds’ farm in the tiny town of Estiramantens, was designed by Atelier Rua. This first guesthouse is a modernist take on typical Algarve architecture, with multiple levels for lounging outside.
The former farmhouse turned living area, with concrete floors, simple woven mats, and white-washed ceilings.
Above: The former farmhouse turned living area, with concrete floors, simple woven mats, and white-washed ceilings.
A series of archways and steps lead into the living area and kitchen beyond. The sculptural green candleholder at right is an example of traditional Moroccan tamegroute pottery; Julie and I recently became admirers.
Above: A series of archways and steps lead into the living area and kitchen beyond. The sculptural green candleholder at right is an example of traditional Moroccan tamegroute pottery; Julie and I recently became admirers.

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