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HOUSE HUNTING
We will find the right house for you.
 
Among all the buildings available on the market, we pre-select those that best suit your budget, desires and needs, so that you don't have to waste time looking at houses that hold no interest to you. 
 
After that you simply have to choose the one you prefer.











ARCHITECTURE
We recreate the space according to your needs.

We will put you in contact with the best architecture offices in the rehabilitation sector and you will be able to choose the one you most identify with.

And we also deal with the bureaucratic procedures required by all responsible bodies, so that you don't have to worry about a thing.












RENOVATION
We rehabilitate the building, preserving all of its charm and character.

We only collaborate with companies with proven experience in the rehabilitation of historical buildings. 

And we always monitor the  works personally, making sure everything goes according to plan.

SERVICES


Swark has created a personalized service that allows you to find, design and rehabilitate the tailor-made house you always dreamed of, with the least inconvenience possible to you:

HOUSEHUNTING
ARCHITECTURE
RENOVATION

 

COMMITMENT



You can count on peace of mind. 
With Swark, finding, designing and rehabilitating an old house will always prove to be a good experience. We are the only company in the market that offers an integrated service including Property Scouting + Building Design + Rehabilitation Works. This process will likely include challenges and unforeseen circumstances -  and you can rely on us to solve them for you. 

You can count on all our attention. 
Understanding your expectations is the first and most important step in our relationship with you. Fill us in on details about the house you currently live in and on the aspects you like most and least about it. Tell us about your lifestyle and of those you live with. Share your dreams and priorities with us.

You can count on a completely personalized service. 
At Swark, we respect each client's individuality and we value each and every wish they may have regarding their houses. We know our partners well and we will suggest those that best suit your profile, so that the end result corresponds to what you dreamed of.

You can count on our full commitment. 
Building Rehabilitation is much more than work for Swark – it's a passion. And nothing makes us feel more accomplished than turning each client's wishes into a reality. We will always be willing to dedicate to you all the time necessary for your house to surpass your expectations.

You can count on our specialized know-how. 
Since its establishment, Swark has been a company dedicated exclusively to the Rehabilitation sector, bringing together a vast network of partners in Real Estate, Architecture, Engineering, Archaeology and Construction. These partners boast the specific skills and experience that allow us to provide your house with updated comfort and functionality, while keeping all of its charm and historical value. Having made hundreds of visits to buildings, we know our territory better than anyone else and we will give you access to opportunities you would otherwise not be able to find. We know all the legal routines of these processes, as well as the sector-specific legislation, and this enables us to represent your interests before the responsible bodies. 
Swark is also a member of APRUPP - the Portuguese Association for Urban Renewal and Heritage Preservation – and is a part of the Building Designers Community of the Urban Renewal Association Porto Vivo.








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Territory


Swark operates Downtown, in the Historical Centre, in Foz, and in the River Front  in Oporto and Gaia.

We realize every city has a lifecycle of its own and we are watching Oporto's rebirth with great satisfaction. Urban dynamics are back Downtown and people are finally starting to acknowledge the privilege of living in the heart of this magnificent and welcoming city.

Because Oporto is much more than the home of Port Wine... It's a city where the seagulls' cries line the sky and the granite walls echo our footsteps. A city where the streets serve as a frame for the aromas and the water shines of the Douro, the river that follows our gaze to Foz, suddenly stopping to show us the sea.

Once the sun touches the soothing horizon, melting into the deep blue and bathing all the houses in a golden light, we realize this is a city we need to live in. We realize we want to keep on feeling the heat emanating from the stone; we want to keep on listening to the sound of the sea; and we want to keep on enjoying that sunset every single day.

By nightfall, a new life sets in. Families promenade on the streets and crowds of young people fill the renovated city squares in the centre, coming in and out of cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs, searching for music and for entertainment.

A house in Oporto means being able to enjoy the daily buzz of a friendly-sized city, with markets, groceries, shops, cafés, art galleries, music venues and museums, all within easy reach on foot, by bike or by metro.

Hidden from the stare of passers-by, several of these houses have private gardens, ideal for children's play, for an urban vegetable garden or for a summer barbecue grill.

On weekends or later in the day, Oporto's surroundings offer you the chance to play golf, to jog, to go fishing or surfing... Or to simply relax in a terrace by the riverside or by the sea.

Oporto is also extremely close to four World Heritage sites to which is always a pleasure to return: the Alto Douro Wine Region, the Historic Centre of Guimarães, the Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and the Old Town of Santiago de Compostela. The airport is accessible by metro and gets you to the main European cities in less than two hours.

Each day that goes by, more and more Portuguese and foreign citizens decide to live, work and enjoy life in this wonderful city.

The time is now. Now is the right moment for you to find your opportunity, to fall in love... and to be a part of the rebirth of one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world.











 
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Most of our clients appreciate the convenience of depending on our integrated service of  Property Scouting + Building Design + Rehabilitation Works. However, Swark offers modular services that can be hired independently. This flexibility regarding the services we offer is reflected on the diversity of our portfolio.
©Photography by André Teixeira, Branco Prata


Swark is a Rehabilitation Agency, that coordinates a vast network of professionals in Real Estate, Architecture, Engineering, Archeology and Construction, thus converting our clients' projects into a reality.

The company was founded in 2010 by Sara Silva Natária and Paulo Santos da Cunha.

Sara Silva Natária was born in 1980 and she is an architect, trained at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Oporto. She later completed a Master's Degree at the same faculty, with a dissertation on "Multi-sensoriality in Architecture", and a post-graduation course in Property Assessment. She has collaborated with several architecture offices in Oporto and in Oslo.

Paulo Santos da Cunha was born in 1960 and he studied Law at the Portuguese Catholic University in Oporto. Paulo has worked in the management of commercial networks and he was a private banker and asset manager in the investment banking sector and a commercial manager in Property Brokerage.


Welcome to Swark

We would like to invite you to visit our office, to be able to talk to you in person about the best way to materialize your dream or your investment.
At Swark, we only have one mission and that is to turn your wishes into a reality.
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CONTACTS

Pça D. Filipa de Lencastre 22 Porto Portugal

swark@swark.com.pt
+ 351 966 534 591 | + 351 914 394 333

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