A tall white house built in a Victorian style looks like it escaped out of a dream! The whole setting is absolutely magical and greatly perfected by the white picket fence that carries a bit of a vintage style itself! A white picket fence is a timeless feature. Even when it loses its initial glistening white look it will still feel just as charming as ever giving the home’s outdoors a traditional appeal!
There is an undeniable ‘Bohemian spirit’ that the fabulous in Vila Madalena São Paulo exudes. This of course comes barely as a surprise to those who know this unique neighborhood filled with artists designers and creative souls who spend endless hours conjuring up something refreshingly new.
The courtyard sits at the heart of the house and a ventilation duct on the second floor brings in light and natural breeze. While hitting the house is gently drawn into the courtyard it is the slightly curved outward roof of the south side that directs the air outside. This also helps in cooling the house naturally on less boisterous days!
It is the Le Corbusier’s philosophy of using extended roof slabs overhangs and smart sunscreens that was adopted to create smart and shaded outdoor zones that extend the living area and kitchen on the inside. The presence of overhangs also helps in keeping out scorching hot tropical sun and making the house a lot more energy-efficient.
Apart from the timber slats it is the delightful use of Cumaru wood for the creation of the expansive deck and the living area concrete walls on the lower level and exquisite stone finishes that usher in plenty of textural contrast and an air of sophistication. Each space flows into the next effortlessly with sliding glass doors delineating space.
On the inside it is cement blocks that set the ambiance with some painted in bright red and others left exposed. A gorgeous and striking kitchen island in red and an equally dramatic staircase in bright yellow bring even more color indoors.
Having lived in a home with spatial limitations for over a decade and a half the owners of this mountainside residence in wanted a smarter more efficient and refreshing modern interior fit for their urban lifestyle.