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Contemporary Holiday Retreat

FGMF Arquitetos recently completed Casa Jordão for a family in Monte-Mor, São Paulo, who longed for a vacation spot. The one-story structure sits on top of a stud farm that dictates building codes for the area. One of the main rules was to use clay for the roof, a common sight in Brazilian architecture. With that in mind, the architects started with an archetypal house shape, similar to a child’s drawing, and added a barn-like extrusion.

The house has an open floor plan with a central garden leading into the social spaces. The middle part of the structure has sliding glass doors that disappear to create an outdoor gazebo space with indoor / outdoor communication. The living room feels massive, both sides are open which makes it perfect for family gatherings. A custom storage unit separates this room from the other side, which has seating and a fireplace that opens onto the side pool. The kitchen is in a dark wood mini house, opposite the light wood walls and ceiling of the main structure surrounding it. Behind the kitchen volume is the private area of ​​the house with several bedrooms and a children’s play area.

A black slate pool wraps around two sides of the home’s public space so owners could immerse themselves instantly. The lush garden all around completes the modern look of the house and really refreshes it.

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