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An Exuberant Home for Entertaining

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An extroverted and energetic client wanted “a house where he could enjoy the company of his kids and many friends intensely.”

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To meet the brief for the Grecia House, Isay Weinfeld created a wide-open home with five patios.

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These create a series of ample and various entertaining areas for his extroverted client.

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The house is set high in the hills of suburban Sao Paulo.

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From the main entrance, one approaches the house – set at the back of the land – by foot, up and through a wooded area, and across a wide garden. The house comes then fully to sight.

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A sports enthusiast, the energetic client wanted the house to feature a large gym room and a long swimming lane as well.

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The long lap pool part of the lavish entertaining area, is also an aesthetic feature of the house.

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The patios are positioned to make the most of the natural light while keeping the temperature cool.

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The broad park like setting of very old trees is reflected in the generous proportions of the large entertainment pavilions.

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To keep the huge trees, the decision was made to build small patios and gardens around them, bringing natural light and ventilation inside the house.

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So trees on the site are generously included into the patio design, rather than being torn down in construction.

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Lush greenery was left in place to help keep the temperature cool and to offer pleasant green views from inside.

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In some places the actual interior is glassed off around an existing tree on the site, allowing it to continue growing through.

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The apparently huge park-like setting is actually in a residential area of suburban Sao Paulo.

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A bold orange door on a São Paulo street corner marks the gigantic plot in a residential neighbourhood in Brazil.

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Guests would enter past a gallery-like space where the owner displays his antique car collection.

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The entrance to the interior of the house is through the atrium.

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This is accessed through the garage.

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A cool plant-filled indoor garden under multiple skylights leads to the main floor living rooms, kitchen, bedrooms and entertaining areas.

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Isay Weinfeld has created a  generous and exuberant house that truly reflects the unique and extroverted personality of its owner.

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And for an entertainer, the party directions are easy. “It’s the orange door on the corner – you can’t miss it!”

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One comment so far to “An Exuberant Home for Entertaining”
  1. Even Says:

    Does anyone know the name/brand of the white sofas?

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