A relaxing courtyard pool and outdoor hangout flanked by two structures that allow you to switch between complete privacy and seamless connectivity with the outdoors – is a perfect example of a modern home crafted to meet the specific needs of its residents.
A garden-terrace on the top level only ups the style quotient of this Brazilian home that allows for the smart interaction of spaces while ensuring that the homeowners can turn to clever partitions that delineate specific areas when needed.
The heritage façade of the home was left untouched with the rear bearing the brunt of the change as a lovely extension was seamlessly combined with the existing brick structure. A narrow transition zone between both spaces connects the past and present architecturally even as elements from one era effortlessly blend with the other.
When brilliant architecture meets a breathtaking natural landscape the result is often a dream home that not only offers you a window into an exotic and relaxing world but also creates a dwelling that seems like an extension of the scenery that surrounds it.
A living area with floor-to-ceiling glass windows on three sides not only offers unabated ocean views but also a charming glimpse of the bustling city skyline in the opposite direction.
Designed by Johnsen Schmaling Architects the dark exterior of the house has a distinct contemporary vibe and yet allows it to disappear into the densely forested backdrop as the day wears on.
The key: turning to a semi-buried structure. The exceptional residence designed by OYO Architects has an open plan living area on the top level that sits just above ground while the private spaces are nestled underneath.