Most often the lofts and apartments that we come across in tend to have either a typical Soho style borrowed from New York or a touch of industrial charm that is so unique to the city. But this remarkable penthouse dubbed the ‘Elysium’ floors you with a more.
Located in a serene little niche on the historic coast of the cabin is all about once again reconnecting with nature and leading a life without frills and distractions. The interior of the cabin has an area of just 70 square meters and Camille Hermand Architectures made the best use of the available space.
An elegant living area that offers unabated views of the city skyline along with the distant mountains and the ocean welcomes you gleefully. A lovely family room overlooks a state-of-the-art kitchen draped in warm wooden tones.
Offering unabated views of the river in the distance the top level contains the living area dining space and the kitchen along with an alfresco kitchen and lounge on the large balcony. Smart bi-fold doors help separate each room from the next while lending a sense of continuity within the house. On the other end of this level is a luxurious master suite leading to a private balcony which blends sophisticated hotel style with a relaxed ambiance.
Folded light gauge metal sheets not only added additional strength to the walls but also ensured that the prefab additions did not disturb the aesthetics of the house. With an ability to withstand high-speed hurricane winds these lightweight metallic panels also let in ample natural ventilation thanks to their perforated design.
Since Alex wanted his interior to feature the exact stone color as the Western Wall in Jerusalem the architect carefully incorporated this feature while adding wood and glass to lend visual balance. The living area is connected with the deck outside in an effortless manner and the cozy private bedrooms offer unabated views of the waves in the distance. Much like everything else in Rio this remarkable home comes alive once the sun sets as it offers some breathtaking views of Rio at its dazzling best!
Combining aesthetics with functionality the large glass windows that envelope the living area ensure that the ocean and islands in the distance become a natural backdrop of the interior. While concrete gives the home an industrial and rough appeal the use of for the ceiling and window frames lends balance by bringing inviting warmth to the private and public spaces. Luxurious decor coupled with iconic pieces like the Eames Lounger add to the aura of this gorgeous getaway.