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.
Designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura the private residence is spread across two different floors with the lower level half buried underground to ensure that the overall structure is not too tall and imposing.
The exterior of the house is clad in white and gray with the painted front door adding a dash of color and excitement to the visual with its blue beauty. Standing seam metal and stucco were used predominantly to craft the edifice and one can easily see their presence even from a distance.
A multi-generational hub with a difference this house features various rooms stacked on top of one another like blocks with a central light tube bringing in ample ventilation and providing the space for a thriving green hub. A steel mesh is used to create a green feature of sorts indoors even as the sweeping social zones aim to bring together the entire family.
Vintage and unique décor pieces from the 50s are combined with sculptural decorative pieces and colorful artwork that comes from the region. There is a very strong ‘Brazilian flavor’ inside the house and each of the individual elements has been carefully chosen to accentuate the overall ambiance.
Designing a stylish contemporary home as an infill structure that sits behind an existing house is hard enough as it is. But in the case of Refresh* Architecture also had to face the added challenge of working with a site that had as much as 6 meters of inclination.
Just the right amount of modern – that is how one would define this smart contemporary residence in Texas nestled on a lot neatly tucked between the Colorado River and Highway 360. Dubbed as the the house acts as a wonderful interface between the lovely landscape outside and the cozy comfort of the interior as it highlights the indoor-outdoor interplay.