A holiday home that is literally a stone’s throw away from the ocean and allows you to escape the rush of big city life is a dream that most of us share. The Delta House in São Paulo state Brazil brings this dream alive for a family with three children as it sits just an hour’s drive away from the city of and eloquently blends contemporary comfort with a soothing natural ambiance.
The open plan living area is all about a seamless fusion of contemporary sensibilities and industrial aesthetics as the lovely brick walls provide a captivating backdrop from both the living zone and the kitchen.
Allowing the kids to enjoy their time indoors in an unhindered fashion one finds here a lovely playhouse ample shelving to tuck away toys books and other accessories a swing and a movable slide. This combined with cozy corner nooks and a living room and dining space that are aesthetically and visually connected with the ‘play zone’ ensure that the entire family spends plenty of time here.
Much of the rear structure of the old villa was demolished to create space for a gorgeous new courtyard and a sparkling extension that is distinctly different from the existing home. Yet on the outside the new addition is clad in the same corrugated colorsteel as the old villa to give an image of cohesion.
Anything that is not an absolute must is done away with in the living room and classics like the Wishbone chair in the dining room and wooden furniture usher in that exquisite Scandinavian charm. A sculptural steel staircase with wood stove paste and bowling alley wax finish exposed wooden ceiling beams open kitchen cabinets and marble countertops add to the uniqueness of the interior.
An open family zone kitchen and dining room occupy this new block and lead into the rear courtyard that acts as a relaxation hub for the entire family. This gives the living space a bright and cheerful vibe with an indoor-outdoor design that blurs conventional lines between the interior and the backyard.
It is the lower level that houses the living areas while the top floor holds three bedrooms bathrooms and a cozy tranquil study. The original Georgian stone façade additional stone walls and the soul of the White House are carefully preserved and one can see that this is an overhaul that is sensitive to the historical context and the current needs of the project. A perfect alchemy indeed!