Character Defining Features of the Exterior Facade
Serving as the Official Residence of the US Ambassador to Portugal, Casa Carlucci is an elegant example of Neoclassical style architecture. Constructed in 1877, it took on the classical trends of that time period, prevalent in the older part of Lisbon, Portugal.
Evaluation of Significance
Casa Carlucci, the current residence to the US Ambassador to Portugal, is significant for its architectural, cultural, political, and diplomatic purposes. Built in 1861, the building known as Casa Carlucci serves as an example of the Neoclassical style that was prevalent during the time. The property has recently been added to the list of Culturally Significant American Properties Abroad, mainly due to the political history that surrounds the residence. Recently renamed ‘Casa Carlucci’ as a way to recognize the achievements of former US Ambassador, Frank Carlucci, who is known in Portugal for his role that he played in founding democracy with Mario Soares, after the 1974 Revolution in Portugal.