This stunning leisure home has an unusual story. It was built as a second home for a couple who lives in an apartment in SÃ£o Paulo, but did not want to spend hours on end in the car to get away from the bustling city during weekends. With a small daughter and another baby on the way, this family commissioned CR2 Arquitetura to built them a 185 square meter leisure home less than a kilometer from the apartment they inhabit now.
This Brazilian heaven photographed by Rafaela Netto is a compact, sleek and functional home that extends the family´s happiness by allowing them to enjoy a manicured green space outdoors. Private and displaying flexible spaces, the modern leisure home is protected by a wooden pergola overlooking the garden and thrives on sunshine that floods the spaces with natural light.
The name of this home comes from its property dimensions â 7 x 37 m â which required a rational construction, that optimizes the construction site, so we chose the metallic structure and the house was constructed in just eight months. Resulting in a home that looks larger than it really is, this project is described as a multi-functional, site-specific dream home: The initial request was a compact house, with flexible spaces considering a barbecue grill, a swimming pool, two suites and a big green area (as they live in an apartment)
The garden, together with the artistic panel designed by Athos BulcÃ£o Foundation, connects all the social area of the house at the ground floor: leisure, kitchen / living and family room. This panel, along the entire length of the pool, is a tribute to the Brazilian modernist architecture and the client, who came from Brasilia and grew seeing the artist´s works. The kitchen/living room is a multiuse space, without any walls with a long bench that contains all the sinks, grill, cabinets, etc, from one side to another of the space.