Luxury Villas with stunning sea views

Encosta, the first sustainable project in Praia da Luz, features eight contemporary luxurious homes with areas ranging between 350 and 480m2. Encosta da Luz is one of the last available developable tracks of land in Praia da Luz with both privacy and unobstructed sea views.

Built under Passive House standards, adapted to the Algarve weather conditions, it uses the most advanced solar, water management and insulation technologies to reduce the cost of home ownership and create true eco-friendly living.

Following a passive-solar building design, Encosta features overhanging eaves that control solar penetration, exposing windows to direct sunlight progressively during winter while shading them in the summer.

Standard specifications include a private garden, outdoor terrace and private pool. Heated pools with automatic covers and jacuzzis are featured as standard in some villas and can be added as extras in the others. A Smart energy management system with solar panels and battery banks is optional.

The health and comfort of our homeowners is our ultimate goal. As such, Encosta is built with all-natural materials, including wood and stone pavements with radiant heating and eco-friendly, low-emission paints and wall coverings.

Encosta’s preferred builder BGE “BUILD FOR LIFE”, uses some of the most advanced construction technologies including SIPS and ETIC systems, with elevated thermal, acoustic and seismic resistance.

Design Concept A

Design Concept A

Design Concept B

Design Concept B



Based on a passive-solar building design and the latest renewable energy management systems, Encosta was conceived to use 25% of the energy of comparable homes built under tradicional standards.

Energy, acoustic and thermal efficiency

Encosta homes feature advanced materials and the latest in renewable energy management technologies to be self-powered and operational off-grid.
• Passive-solar design
• Thermal solar panels for water heating
• Photovoltaic panels with battery banks
• Gas grill
• 40m3 rainwater retention tank for landscape watering

All-Natural, human-friendly finishes

• Low-emissions paints and wall coverings
• All-natural material, including woods and stone finishes

Technical Details

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