The private top floor holds two bedrooms and bathrooms that provide spectacular views of the Pyrenees and the countryside. An unassuming wooden staircase with glass railing divides the home into two identical halves and ushers in a sense of symmetry and curated elegance.
On the inside the old floor plan was junked in favor of a new more open interior where each room flows into the next while making the most of the view on offer. Space is maximized cleverly with additions such as the home office in the hallway and ingenious kitchens shelves that offer multiple storage options. Breezy beautiful and practical this is a transformation that seems to epitomize Brazil’s love for the outdoors!
Not only does the use of natural construction materials and locally sourced elements give the home a green sheen the use of passive solar heating and cooling techniques smart insulation and rainwater harvesting systems ensures that it is as planet-friendly as possible.
Another amazing aspect of this idyllic home is its ability to function as an effectively zero-energy home thanks to different sections of the roof that serve as a cool roof and living room solar-powered heat pumps heated concrete floors and top-notch insulation that saves energy considerably. Combining picture-perfect aesthetics with green technology and undisturbed tranquility this is a summer home that is truly exceptional in every sense of the word!
Nothing seems out of place here with the entry leading to the spacious living area that is filled with a gray sectional matching chairs and décor that is understated. An entertainment zone and open bookshelf flank the living area on one side even as the stairs leading to the bedroom sit on the opposite side. Large windows blinds and curtains combine to usher in filtered sunlight as shadows and light alter the dynamics of the room with the changing time and seasons.
Concrete wood glass and steel – there is plenty of contrast on offer at this beautiful escape even as each individual element effortlessly combines with the next to create a curated and refined contemporary structure. It is raw concrete that makes up the foundation and base of this modern cottage with white stained wood and glass assuming prominence while crafting the exterior. This gives the structure a refined contemporary appeal even while evoking images of classic chalets in the region that are clad in lime plaster.
The home was built around an already present man-made pond and the effort was to ensure that the wild landscape was as undisturbed as possible both during and after the construction. The main 1650-square-foot residence has a secluded entrance and contains the living area kitchen dining area and the master bedroom.