Reminiscent of the great residential townhouses of Lisbon, this exceptional mansion utilises the Pombaline style imported from Portugal and popular in the 18th to mid 19th Century. Pombaline design in its various exquisite interpretations has commanded a premium through the centuries. Its elegance stands the test of time, continuing to be a living representation of the finest elements of Portuguese architecture. In Macao, colonial facades are the most sought-after and the most admired, commanding the highest prices.
This unique mansion overshadows Lilau Square – a UNESCO designated heritage site, a historic plaza in a highly exclusive part of Macau peninsula marking one of the earliest Western settlements in Asia. Opposite to the Mandarin House museum, steps from the Governor’s Palace and in the immediate vicinity of the affluent Penha Hill, it offers unparalleled prestige and accessibility right on the Macao tourist trail.
The flexible floor plan of the mansion offers two separate entrances leading to five open-space salons that span over three floors and are connected with contemporary steel and glass floating staircases. The large rooftop terrace extending over the whole building offers spectacular architectural views of Largo do Lilau. Ceiling heights are extraordinary, ranging from 3m to 8m.
Many exquisite original architectural details remain, including wooden windows with iconic exterior window shutters, plaster moldings or hardwood roof beams. This magnificent manor has been restored in 2014 to the highest standard and represents a marvelous opportunity for the most discerning buyer to acquire a property of exceptional luxury and historic designation nestled in the heart of Macao.
by Eric Sautedé
Lilau Square is a striking embodiment of Macao’s identity: a place of en-counter, of cultural co-existence between the Portuguese and Chinese; place made permanent by the preservation and renovation of its remarkable urban structure and architectural styles.
On one side, covering three sides of the Square (Largo) along the Alley (Beco) and the Street (Rua) of Lilau, one falls under the charm of a typical Mediterranean atmosphere made of colonial houses with some very distinctive features such as patios, wooden shades covering numerous street windows or small bridges connecting detached houses and built to prevent the spread of pandemics in the nineteenth century. On the other, across the Barra Street, one stumbles upon the walls of an opulent traditional Chinese compound consisting of a series of brick courtyard houses covering an area of some 4,000 square metres along the street leading to the temple of A-Ma.
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