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Charm Revisited in Old Rio de Janeiro

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Brazilian architect Gisele Taranto has sensitively renovated the Itiquira House in Brazil.

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The house looks out on sublime mature gardens originally designed by the late Roberto Burle Marx.

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An extraordinary, dramatic three story rise in the interior serves as a gallery for the client’s modern art collection.

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Located in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, the house really inhabits the site.

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Un-selfconscious design simply exists in its own eternity here.

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A high skylight gently illumines a tranquil semi-indoor therapeutic pool.

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The house has a sense of history, with space to enjoy the art collection and the beautiful mature gardens.

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The client’s mid-20th century art collection is seen throughout the house, here braced by two enormous dome lamps.

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There’s drama in a bathroom with a glazed wall overlooking the lush gardens.

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But it’s also a comfortably unpretentious house, designed to be lived in.

Warm lighting engulfs a study that is comfortable and easy.

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A bedroom is unabashedly geared towards watching a favourite on TV.

A gentle renovation.

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