From colonial to contemporary, Brazilian architecture firm Gisele Taranto Arquitetura transformed this aging home in Rio de Janeiro into a modern day-day paradise. The cool white facade functions wide expanses of glass and wood panels that give it a organic edge, complementing the lush, leafy jungle surrounding it.
Inside, the home’;s style is bright and open, illuminated by the warm sun seeping in by way of huge floor-to-ceiling folding windows. The living area flows out onto the elegantly furnished patio location, offering a dewy backdrop for everyday living.
The neutral dining region is basic, soothing and smooth – elegance defined.
Numerous lounging locations offer you a range of cool spots and styles that beg to be explored, from the earthy library equipped with natural wood shelves, to the minimalist rooftop loft finished in a mod style of white with pops of vibrant red.
A rooftop patio is a sweet retreat accessible from the glazed loft region, total with minimalist planting – excellent for contemplation and meditation.
The chic, modern aesthetic of the interiors opens to the outdoors through glazed walls in almost each space. And with this sunny, sizzling climate, the outdoors are the location to be! Regardless of whether relaxing in the shade, sharing a meal, or soaking up some sun, this home has an outside equivalent to each interior.
Visible and accessible via the sliding glass walls, the verdant garden features mature trees and leafy palms bowing to the sun, providing a cool shady refuge to escape the heat of the day. A refreshing pool is also tempting to turn down.
Cozy natural wood dining and side tables, beautiful Paola Lenti’;s outdoor furnishings, comfy contemporary sofas and daybeds, and other contemporary classics gracefully fill the space. We adore the furniture!
And verify out the master bedroom … roomy, neutrally decorated space with its personal Television and lounging location for two, truly a dreamy location.
Notice the excellent harmony in between the light grey wall paneling, headboards and light natural wood bedside tables?
Gorgeousely designed bathrooms with fancy shower fixtures full the general contemporary look. Not significantly is left of the colonial style …
Two built-in rain shower heads are controlled from a stainless steel column inside of an oversized glass enclosure completed with a unique marble backdrop.
We specifically like this cozy bathroom style – a modern day shower column, two-level sauna seating, and a sunken tub, all conveniently ‘tackled’; below the glass ceiling.
Gisele Taranto Arquitetura
photo credit: MCA Estudio