Aaaahhhhhh… Relaxing and breathing deeply. It might not come as a surprise to anyone who this could be our response this exceptionally restored home, situated in among Rio de Janeiro’s most exclusive areas.
It’s therefore most of the features we like. The construction appears to fit in with the website. The areas relate to the outdoors, and the delicate surface textures and materials display the art and the mid-century modernist feel of the furnishings.
There’s visible space to breathe, to see. There’s room to savor the art, distance to understand the gardens.
It lacks all the common design-magazine photo-session set-ups; the painfully over-staged vignettes, the extremely clean designer look. There’s number pride or bravado, just ease and style. This really is great without attempting to be cool; extraordinary without all of the drama.
This really is that comfortable, mature style that’s difficult to fake and so very hard to attain.
The white, colonial-style home has good bones to begin dimensions, magnificent site and with: hidden size with use of views, natural building materials.
It’s also surrounded by elegant mature gardens originally created by the late Roberto Burle Marx, the custom of the Copacabana Beach Promenade using its unique, black-and-white Portuguese mathematical wave pattern.
However the already great design of the house was increased by a current, complete change by Brazilian designer Gisele Taranto.
The 1,500 square-meter (about 16145 square feet) house includes two blocks. The more expensive block may be the main family home, small one fits team areas, laundry, storage, home entertainment and the spa that’s directly associated with the pool and deck area.
Taranto maintained this division of functions, but changed many of the areas and built two additional areas on top of the current ones: a house office with a garden on top of the home, and an additional two-bedroom house for staff on top of another block.
To supply better use of the exterior, new, bigger windows and sliding glass doors were made. Wooden outside panel displays and a broad canopy throughout the house were created to provide protection from the sunlight and heavy rains of the region.
Top quality natural resources, such as corten metal, limestone, marble and peroba do campo wood are utilized throughout, but as a delicate back ground for the furnishings and art they remain.
In this project, Taranto worked once more with Brazilian light designer Maneco Quinder and landscape designer Gilberto Elkins.