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.
During the 50s and 60s Eichler homes were such an integral part of the developing suburban landscape in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater LA that even talked about living in one of these midcentury delights and how it inspired him to develop a “passion for making nicely designed products for the mass market”!
The living area and bedrooms on the upper level also shun bright color with books accessories and accent pillows bringing in a hint of colorful allure. With vines covering the double-story party walls and creating a natural and private outdoor space the new owners find themselves spending as much time outdoors as inside this revitalized townhouse.
It is not very often that you come across a home renovation that combines several different styles and yet achieves a look of serenity and elegance that transcends eras. Nestled at the base of in this gorgeous home was originally built in the 1950s and several extensions over the last few decades added to its living space.
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.
Of course there is much more to this mesmerizing home than just the landscape that surrounds it as its cantilevered structure sits on a sloped lot and drastically reduces the environmental impact of the construction in this forested region. The clever use of wooden slats and sunscreen panels brings in plenty of natural light while keeping away any prying eyes along with the hot midday sun.
But its new homeowners wanted a modern yet relaxing residence that combined rustic beauty Scandinavian simplicity and contemporary comfort in a seamless and sensible fashion. This is precisely what Scott & Scott Architects accomplished as they gave the family residence a style of its own!