The rear face of the house has a similar style and finish with the lower level kitchen and dining area extending into the large wooden deck outside. This becomes a hip and spacious family zone that is perfect for hosting friends and family over weekends and holidays.
By placing the bedrooms on the lower level of the the natural slope of the backyard was used to give those inside ample privacy while keeping them open towards the lush green landscape outside.
Surrounded by mountains and nestled in one of greenest belts of Brazil is a city that combines the native beauty of the land with urban affluence and modern style. Reflecting this unique blend to absolute perfection is the gorgeous – a two-and-a-half-decade-old penthouse that has acquired a new lease on life thanks to Celeno Ivanovo.
If you have already flipped through the breathtaking Spanish Peaks Cabin that we featured a few weeks ago then you will quickly realize the trademark style that brings to these magical mountain homes.
Achieving that elusive balance between privacy and a sense of spaciousness and freedom is a tough task indeed when designing a home in an urban setting. Often one residence starts where the other ends and privacy means closing off the home to natural light and ventilation as well.
A stone fireplace becomes the focal point of the living zone while it is natural timber sourced locally that dominates the bedroom scenery. Each room flows into the next seamlessly and the lovely rustic flair is maintained by keeping things simple and true to the local architectural principles. A splendid mountain home that is an absolute showstopper!
This does away with the hassle of a long daily commute and the ensuing carbon emissions as well! Sounds all too simple but it is these simple changes that the designer duo focused on while chalking up the plans for this ergonomic makeover.