The undulating terrain of the plot meant that Felipe Bueno & Alexandre Bueno had to create a lower wing that contained the laundry cellar and garage while providing the top level with a base at uniform height. A green wall that took shape in the garden outside flows into the living room as well and brings along with it both natural freshness and ventilation.
A relaxing water feature in the courtyard gives it a tranquil Zen style and fabulous lighting elevates this enchanting appeal to a whole new level. On the inside a classy contemporary kitchen from Boffi a poured-in-place board form concrete fireplace and unassuming décor complement the neutral color scheme perfectly. Exquisite ergonomic and contemporary this charismatic Santa Barbara home offers the perfect escape just a few steps outside your living room!
A home that blurs the conventional line separating the indoors from the surrounding landscape the in Brazil encourages its homeowners to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Spread across an area of nearly it is the backyard pool deck and the greenery around the home that define its structure silhouette and choice of materials used.
A stylish dining space with iconic Panton S Chairs sits next to it and leads toward the kitchen and the expansive rear garden. It is here that one finds the lovely outdoor lounge barbecue area wooden pool deck and of course the green backyard.
Inspired both by the architectural roots of the house and contemporary trends the new structure aims to bring together the present and the past in a cheerful and seamless fashion. A private entry through the courtyard leads to the main living area even while leading you through a lovely reflecting pool that is connected with the swimming pool. The use of large retractable glass doors ensures that every room in the house is visually connected with the courtyard and the outdoor lounge. If you have seen the timeless design of Case Study House #22 you will quickly notice the inevitable parallels!
Adding to the sheen of the steel façade are framed accent panels in perforated aluminum clad in bright red. The entry of the renovated home also features a tinge of red while the living area bedrooms and bathrooms showcase smart red accents. This creates a visual connection between the interior and the exterior despite the use of contrasting materials. Split into three levels the lowest floor houses a rental while the top two levels make up the owner’s duplex. The second level contains the living area kitchen dining space and home office / TV room of the duplex and the top floor houses the master suite along with additional bedrooms and bathrooms.
The two materials present a lovely contrast visually while bringing a touch of rustic beauty to an otherwise elegant modern residence. The two distinct wings form an L-shaped structure that is completely closed towards the street and opens up in an unabated fashion towards the rear using large sliding glass doors.