Creating an affordable yet lovely modern family home that is both aesthetic and functional is a challenging task indeed. Nestled on a beautiful nature-filled lot in Brazil places emphasis on a budget-friendly design that shuns away any excesses.
A large wall-to-wall bookcase in the living area ends up becoming the focal point of the social zone and also adds plenty of color while the all-white dining space and the black and white kitchen strictly stay away from brighter hues.
Designed by Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects the beautiful home has a refreshing gray exterior that complements the natural redwood deck outdoors perfectly. The deck and front porch become an integral part of the narrative of the house and extend the living space outdoors in a seamless fashion.
The double height living area with glass walls that open into patio is the place to be in this home and acts as the heart and soul of Casa IV. A large accent wall covered in wooden boards also features a warm sleek fireplace and a large piece of modern wall art that complements the room’s color palette.
In order to reach the entrance residents and visitors cross a bridge that traverses a moat surrounding the residence. Reconstructed on various occasions the present building’s oldest section dates from the baroque architectural period in 1670.