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.
A rock pathway and a water feature add the exclamation point to the garden area and large sliding glass doors with an intricate design blur the lines between the interior and the private backyard. All-white walls grace the interior while elegant additions like the rattan dining table chairs and pops of bright color give the home a sense of exclusivity.
Originally built in the 1950s subsequent additions to the home and poorly thought-out changes made the a cramped and congested space. Its latest owners called in Wasserfall Munting Architects to renovate and revitalize the home giving it a glittering new lease of life!
But it sure once again reminded us of the captivating beauty that the country holds. the host of a Brazilian television show was always smitten by the charm of Rio and wanted a mesmerizing yet secluded retreat in the city that offered him the best possible view of the ocean in the distance. And the thrilling offers precisely that and a whole lot more!
The sophisticated living area with its high ceiling is a perfect example of how to use black indoors while keeping the space airy and inviting. Bright yellow accents spread throughout the residence add some much needed color and a large dining area and stunning contemporary kitchen complement the living space elegantly. The indoor water feature is the central focal point around which every public space in the house revolves and superb furnishings from M Square Lifestyle Design add to the elite aura of this South African home.
With steel mesh panels obtained from old security and fencing solar water heating and passive design principles the innovative residence does the best it can to. On the inside a double-volume living area with a butterfly roof is the heart of the house and leads into an expansive terraced patio with an alfresco dining space and lovely views.
Designed by A Parallel Architecture the house features glass walls that create a wonderful indoor-outdoor interplay and extend the living area beyond the normal confines of the home. Giving unabated panoramic views of the distant landscape the second level of the home contains an expansive master suite a stunning bathroom and a rooftop deck with a fireplace and comfy lounge. Opening up to the private courtyard in the rear both levels of the house enjoy seamless connectivity with the outdoors.