Going East and Polo have paired cobbled stone walls with neutral interiors to camouflage this cluster of guest villas against Cape Verdes rocky terrain.
Decked out in materials that match its immediate surroundings, Barefoot Luxury has been designed by Antwerp-based studios Polo Architects and Going East to be "entirely trompe loeil".
"The Cape Verde archipelago predominantly houses a strange moon landscape with craters, bumps and rocks as far as the eye can see," they explained.
"It charms with beautiful shades of brown, ochre, red – and contrasts dramatically with the deep blue Atlantic ocean. Respect for the surrounding landscape was essential."
The collection of 12 stone-clad villas are nestled against the rocky hillsides of Baia de João dEvora, a secluded bay on Cape Verdes São Vicente island.
Most of the local population resides in the nearby town of Mindelo, which is host to music venues and late-night bars.