Summer House

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Summer is hot, summer is good vibes with friends, summer is love and summer is house!Take a close look at this spectacular structure near São Paulo built for a couple with three grown-up daughters. During the construction of the house, the architect had to satisfy the separation between astonishing views to a golf course and woods towards the dark south and seeking abundant light on the street side, towards north. However, he found the key and arranged the spaces following the free axis of the plot in a manner that would ensure outlined views to the landscape and bring the sunlight altogether.

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The house has two departments: the first one has four bedrooms for the daughters and guests. They are connected with a long corridor with a glass wall facing south and are camouflaged by wooden louvers in front of a dense garden facing north. The second department offers the social areas form one single common space integrated with the surrounding context. Due to the dry climate of the region, the architect designed a small pond that surrounds the house. It is 50 centimeters deep, containing fishes and plants able to keep the water naturally clean, and several rocks create an outstanding atmosphere!The pond is also constructed for swim lovers.

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The interior design of the house is an avant-garde mixture that associates strong and iconic American works with discrete Italian furniture. Sculptor Michael Coffey handcrafted a bespoken set of dining table and chairs in a lengthy process that lasted 8 months, working with wood trunks. Icons by Paul Evans, Warren Platner and Richard Schultz share the space with neutral designs by Paola Lenti.

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The colors of the interior are orange and terracotta tones also found in the surrounding nature. It harmonizes the warmth of the wood with the freshness of the stone. The striped fabrics and the Nepalese carpet in the living room focus on the effort to create an atmosphere that transits from being monochromatic to playing with earthly tones. Antiques and artworks such as ceramic plates by Picasso and Burle Marx, give a final touch to the cozy ambiances. Pics by Fernando Guerra!

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