Contemporary vacation spot

FGMF Arquitetos recently completed Casa Jordão for a family in Monte-Mor, São Paulo that was longing for a vacation spot. The single story structure sits on a stud dictating the building codes for the area. One of the main rules was the use of 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 home has an open floor plan with a central garden leading to the social spaces. The central part of the structure has sliding glass doors that disappear to create an outdoor gazebo with indoor-outdoor communication. The living room feels massive, both sides are open, making it perfect for family gatherings. A custom storage unit separates this space from the other side which has seating and a fireplace leading to the side pool. The kitchen is housed 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, allowing owners to dive right in. The lush garden all around completes the modern look of the house and really refreshes it.

An 18th-century blacksmith workshop became a contemporary.
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An 18th-century blacksmith workshop became a contemporary.

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