- Name: CT House
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 8
- Size: 12,378 sq. ft.
- Built: 2010
Set within a private estate dedicated to holiday homes, this exquisite CT House contemporary residence stands as a testament to purposed design. Located just an hour and a half from the bustling city of São Paulo, its unique layout comprises distinct, perpendicular volumes, creating two distinct plateaus, one dedicated to access and the other to leisure. The upper level, designated for arrival, houses the keepers’ quarters, a spacious garage, and a discreet service area, all artfully shielded by a natural stone facade. This strategic arrangement ensures that the private quarters remain serenely removed from the thoroughfare, offering residents an unparalleled sense of seclusion.
Upon approaching the main structure, a sweeping patio greets visitors, serving as a captivating focal point amidst the verdant landscape. Positioned perpendicular to the street, the primary edifice nestles against the lateral setback, cradling an intimate retreat. This substantial parallelepiped is enveloped in the rich texture of grey tropical wood, a striking visual motif that resonates across its sides and undersides. Delicately carved verandas extend from this core, their vantage points oriented northward, affording breathtaking views of the lower-level leisure space.
A central garden staircase, bathed in natural light, ushers occupants from the bedroom tier to the lower floor, seamlessly connecting with the living areas nestled beneath the wooden expanse. Here, transparency reigns supreme, evoking the spirit of a piloti within the primary block. This intentional design choice amplifies the presence of the bedrooms’ wooden envelope, seamlessly merging with the outdoor leisure area, home to a tranquil pool. In parallel, a perpendicular volume harmoniously integrates with the external surroundings, its presence softened by verdant slabs, meticulously choreographing the remaining elements of the program: verandas, locker rooms, a rejuvenating sauna, as well as the heart of the home, the kitchen, and inviting guest quarters. This thoughtful deployment underscores a harmonious blend of form, function, and natural beauty, uniting the residence with its breathtaking surroundings.
- Architect: Bernardes Arquitetura
- Photography: Leonardo Finotti
- Location: Bragança Paulista, Brazil