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.
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.
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.
Surrounded by natural oak and eucalyptus trees and set on a secluded 10-acre lot in this elegant contemporary home by Shubin + Donaldson brings together a multitude of different textures to shape a truly mesmerizing setting.
One of the many iconic trends created by Midcentury masters like Isamu Noguchi is the seamless blend of the east and the west when it comes to interior design. While the 70s and the 80s were filled with playful and exuberant colors the incessant rush of modern life has seen many homeowners turn towards the oriental for soothing calm.
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.