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.
It is the lower level of the house that holds the living areas while the top floor contains the master suite along with additional bedrooms and guest spaces. An opening in the top level fashions a spacious double-height kitchen and dining area that adds to the cheerful breezy character of this modern coastal residence.
The ground floor surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass walls and sliding glass doors houses the open plan living area kitchen dining room and a lovely home library while the top timber-wrapped structure contains three bedrooms bathrooms and a smart sitting area.
The use of large glass windows and doors connects the interior with the view outside even as a revamped balcony on the top level and a private hangout along with a rooftop pool considerably bring down the effect of the searing tropical heat.
The designed by a21studĩo aims to capture the spirit of the region while trying to cherish the past and pass it on to the next generation. This ingenious home not only makes wonderful use of space but is filled with antiques locally sourced artwork and sculptures and its design is based on the classic vertical houses that are filled with private balconies indoor gardens and relaxing courtyards.
The holiday season is behind us and most of us are trying to shake off the festivities and rush as we get back to work. But for those still looking to hang onto those last few remnants of festive bliss we have a gorgeous vacation home among the majestic peaks and wild landscape of Montana and it seems to perfectly capture the holiday spirit!
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.