Brazil home blends modern and midcentury in a whole new way

Facade of a house with timber brise-soleils and a blue pool. Leonardo

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Brazil is a land of
indoor-outdoor living
. The country’s architects know a thing
or two about how to
open a space to the elements
without sacrificing style and
privacy. Bernardes
recently completed the Poa House in Porto Alegre,
Brazil, and it’s a gorgeously designed example of the style.

Living room with slanted timber ceiling, smooth gray walls, and wooden floors.Leonardo

The 7,104-square-foot house features a single statement
staircase that cuts through all three levels. The lower level
houses the exercise room and office; the top floor is home to a
large master suite; while the first floor is the centerpiece, with
an expansive living room with walls that fully open onto the

The living room opens onto garden adjacent to a large central staircase. Leonardo

The architects designed the house with modern features (concrete
walls, sparkling blue pool, sleek furniture), but included a touch
of midcentury charm, which can be found in the home’s slanted,
wood-beam ceiling and streamlined frame. The facade, too, is all
about concrete and timber with smooth gray walls interrupted by
wood brise-soleils that filter perfect shadows onto inside of the

A modern wood and black kitchen with a slanted timber roof. Leonardo
Finotti The exterior concrete facade of the house and pool.
Leonardo Finotti
Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Brazil home blends modern and midcentury in a whole new way