The name of the villa Terra de Luz (Land of Light) aptly describes this extraordinary home. Extensive light and space overwhelms the villa. Designed by Mario F. M. Martin Arquitectos, specialist in modern architecture, this home is one of a kind in the Algarve. During the planning phase, the owners worked closely with the architect to address ease of use, comfort, security and, of course, unique and alluring design. The result of this careful analysis and design is a distinct and modern house, with a logical layout and magazine cover appeal. Casa Terra de Luz is built with exceptionally high-quality materials, most of which are natural. The flooring throughout the house is black slate, sourced from northern Portugal. From the road in front of the property, one notices a single level of modern architecture with an impressive width of 24 meters. The villa has been built using the level difference between the road and the lowest part of the plot. The second level down is only visible from the south rear of the building, and on the east and west sides. Entering the home, the commanding open plan is immediately evident. The entrance hall affords views directly out to the swimming pool and terrace. To the left is the kitchen, office and lounge. To the right is the master suite. The master bedroom is 34m2 with a changing room exclusive to this suite. Sliding glass doors to a private terrace allow for a quick escape to take in morning sun or toast the sunset. Two additional bedrooms and baths are on the lower level. Both bedrooms have sliding doors to the terrace and pool. Comfort, luxury and attention to detail are apparent throughout the home. In the bathrooms, there are luxurious showers with massage buttons and heated towel rails affixed to the walls. Bath water will immediately be warm with use of the warm water timers. Each bedroom is connected for telephone, ADSL, and audio connections. Terraces too! A "Godin" fireplace is designed into a wall in the lounge. The entire villa is equipped with underfloor heating. Sliding doors in the office and kitchen disappear into the walls. An advanced security system is integrated into the house. And, enhanced locks on the sliding doors and outdoor lighting adds an extra measure of safety. Careful consideration is designed into the Asian garden, which is notable feature of the property. The Japanese inspired garden contains low maintenance plants, fruit trees and palms. The focal point is the koi pond complete with water lillies. Gravel paths and walkways meander around the gardens. Casa Terra de Luz lies in a very popular estate, with only 50 detached villas on spacious plots. The estate is located between Lagoa and the picturesque cliff-top city of Carvoeiro. The location is ideally suite for privacy and solitude , while still within a very short drive to shopping, services, many golf courses and splendid beaches.