This scintillating synthesis is perfectly captured at Na Xamena designed by celebrated Valencia-based architect Ramon Esteve. The property which has been deservedly featured in fashion magazine and website photoshoots features harmonious clean lines reflecting the all-encompassing sky and sea. Its 14m infinity pool merges with the Mediterranean sea on the north of the island and the playful aesthetic is entirely in tune with this holiday-maker’s haven.
After plenty of searching Alex found a quiet piece of land surrounded by natural canopy in the hills of the São Conrado neighborhood. Architect Arthur Casas soon brought to life the perfect residence that Alex had always envisioned while elevating it to a whole new level with the wonderful use of semi-minimal aesthetics and a daring blend of textures. The lavish pool outside and the exquisite deck space overlooking the vibrant coast of Rio and the ocean are the true focal points of this
With a tranquil seasonal creek to the east and the iconic Toro Canyon Creek to the west the house is built to make the most of the panoramic landscape around it while ensuring that it visually stands out. The unmistakable silhouette of the is shaped by 12” thick insulated cast-in-place self consolidating concrete providing the homeowners with maximum protection against high velocity winds and possible fire outbreaks.
One of the most striking features of the interior is the use of oversized floor lamps in shaping the ambiance of the living area. The ground floor of the villa contains the living room that is enlivened by bright pops of red a dramatic dining area and a state-of-the-art contemporary kitchen in white with an expansive island at its heart.
The result though is an innovative home that borrows from the architectural principles of Mid-Century Modern design to steal the show with its distinct façade and breezy interiors. A cheerful welcomes you into the house that features an ergonomic open-plan living space.
It is not very often that you come across a home that presents such a balanced amalgamation of textures like the lovely in Texas. Clad mainly in wood glass and steel the exterior of the house also presents exposed concrete walls to add to the lovely blend of contrasting materials.
With a glass entry pavilion that comes alive after sunset thanks to brilliant lighting and a refreshing pool area with a spacious deck this is a home that facilitates the seamless transition between the indoors and the landscape outside.