After the recently concluded football world cup few people need an introduction to the amazing sights and sounds that the city of holds. Not that we needed the event to really showcase the amazing diversity of Brazil and its bright and brilliant nightlife.
Sliding glass doors ensure that the line between the interior and the world outside is blurred while the master bedroom and twin guest bedrooms are tucked away from any prying eyes. Elegant eco-friendly and inherently smart this remarkable renovated home encourages you to reconnect with nature as you take on life at a relaxed pace!
The architect has compared the design to music where the dominant themes are sweetness peace and tranquility. It’s very important to respect the place’s natural elements and also act with some independence and dedication to bring out the virtues of the island. I think Ramon Esteve has done an astonishing job in building a house that really makes you dream.
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.
Located on the line that once separated east and west Beirut the penthouse boasts stunning views. In fact it was the location of the penthouse and its surroundings that defined the orientation of the space. Opening up towards the glittering city skyline a ravishing rooftop swimming pool is the showstopper of this chic residence.
Step inside this cool cabin and you find a small living area a surprisingly spacious dining area that is the heart of the home and a small kitchen in the corner. The high vaulted ceiling of the cabin ensures that the narrow rooms feel a lot larger than they really are while ample natural ventilation helps in keeping the interior airy.
The shell of the historic structure was largely preserved while the interior was revamped completely to fashion a sleek contemporary residence that is spread across four opulent levels and 4500 square feet. An interesting foyer area welcomes you home and leads to the wooden staircase that was crafted using the timber beams of the previous structure. Exposed brick wall additions in different rooms bring textural contrast to the home while reminding the owners of its storied past.