But step inside and you will notice how a polished concrete floor and large windows add to this picture of contemporary minimalism at its refined best. Décor also blends in with this air of sleek sophistication as posters and artwork add a pinch of color to the living area.
A bright red door greets you at the entrance and leads the way to a sculptural staircase that connects the various levels of the expansive residence. The living area features some of the best midcentury classics like the Papa Bear chairs Hans Wagner ottomans and a plush couch from Knoll.
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.
How do you go about designing a house that blends in with a neighborhood that is filled with traditional homes while giving it a distinct contemporary vibe that sets it apart? This is precisely the fine line that Baran Studio had to tread as they went about shaping a fabulous single-family residence in a serene residential neighborhood of district.
Timber and stone become the two defining elements of the serene home both on the outside and inside with décor that perfectly complements the rustic vibe blending into the backdrop. Comfort is combined with aesthetics seamlessly at every turn with features such as the stone fireplaces in living area bedroom bathrooms and even the patio; exposed timber beams; and fabulous lighting creating an inviting ambiance. Masterfully framed views become a part of the home’s narrative at every turn and one stays constantly connected with the majestic peaks creek and dreamy walkways outside.
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.
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.