My wife and I are Americans. Both borne in Europe came to the US as children. Over the decades that followed, we built a life here, we had a son and we wanted to make sure he knew where he came from. We returned to Portugal (my birth place) after 36 years of absence only to find it as lovely as ever. While vacationing in the Vilamoura area we decided to purchase a beach apartment to use while in Portugal. We love our place. My son calls it the yellow beach house. As Americans we are perhaps a bit spoiled so it follows that our place is decorated with the best furnishings we could find.
Since PT is so far from NY we also have an amazing villa in Naples Florida just a short distance from the beach with huge double master suites and well.
We like comfort.
Our place in Portugal is wonderful but far away so we struggle with finding time to visit. Our Florida home is amazing and we can drop by anytime.
Paul and Dagmar