The multiple finishes indoors give each room a cozy rustic vibe that seems to bring along with it a sense of rich heritage and timeless elegance. Built to withstand plenty of activity through the holiday season and beyond this gorgeous cottage offers a tranquil and comfy sanctuary away from the endless rush of city life.
Despite its abundant use of white to set the tone for that classic beach-style interior the clever use of bright colors in each and every room gives the home a flavor and personality of its own. White sheer curtains floating wooden shelves and elegant lighting complete this relaxing Brazilian escape.
The traditional street façade of the double-fronted home was kept intact and a two-story extension was added to the rear connecting the existing garden with the interior in a seamless fashion.
The extensive use of glass doors for the new addition means that the parents can always keep an eye on the kids from almost every room in the house and even when they are out on the deck.
It is precisely this crazy conundrum that the ingenious House at by Envelope Architects aims to overcome with a smart use of a central courtyard and an ingenious ‘light well’. In fact this vertical column at the heart of the house ends up becoming the defining feature of the eclectic modern home.
Building a modern home inside a protected eco-zone is a task that requires both sensitivity towards the natural bio-network that already exists and ingenious architectural solutions that will create a structure that will seem like a natural extension of the landscape. These were a few among many other challenges that Greenfield faced while designing the exclusive and eco-friendly home in that is dubbed.
The new wicker pergola is supported by a metal structure and sits above a beautiful wooden deck that acts as the transition zone between the living area and the relaxing garden. Smart outdoor furniture turn it into a cool hangout where the family can relax each evening and even host a party or four for friends over weekends! The original stone walls of the guest house give it a gorgeous traditional look with warm lighting adding to the ambiance.