Working around unique constraints presented by rugged landscape often brings the very best in architects and results in homes that reimagine conventional design. The irregular shape and sloped terrain of a corner lot in Bragança Paulista meant that Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados had to create an innovative home plan that overcame spatial and aesthetic hurdles.
In a world where homeowners are increasingly moving away from strictly minimal design and embracing interiors with a lot more warmth textural contrast and organic beauty this house in the suburbs of definitely takes a different path.
It is the lower level that contains the open plan living area in white while the top floor houses the relaxing bedrooms and contemporary bathrooms finished in marble. Promising a holiday that is tranquil and filled with nature’s goodness Woodpeckers transports you into a refreshing rural landscape.
An OBBA creation this fabulous home is set at the foot of a mountain range and overlooks a large water reservoir that is just a stone’s throw away. With a fruit and vegetable garden on one side and a curated landscape on the other this is a home that is all about reconnecting with nature!
On the inside it is white that takes over from gray which dominates the façade with wood and different shades of gray playing second fiddle. A series of terrariums pavilions and terraces bring in plenty of natural light along with large framed glass windows that offer a constant glimpse of the ever-changing sights and sounds outside. Cheerful inviting and cozy this is a summer home that makes the most of the unique site it sits on.
The family wing of Watermill House now floats above ground and its dramatic cantilevered form gives this family residence a distinct identity. Apart from this striking structure there are two other wings that make up the public spaces and the guest zones.
Combining a variety of textures that range from steel and tile to stone and wood contrasting elements are combined effortlessly even while keeping the neutral color palette intact. A large breakfast bar adds to the appeal of the ergonomic kitchen island even as smart shelving and hidden storage units shape a flexible functional and cheerful kitchen that becomes the star of the altered home.