Sep 23, 2010

A house to live in forever....

I could happily spend sunlight-filled days & balmy evenings 
in an elegant, exciting-yet-subtle house, 
such as this beauty by 
Brazilian architectural firm Marcio Kogan.
Sunshine-dappled floors...
sensuous shadows on the floor...
Floor-length curtains rustling in errant breezes...
The screens fold back, 
responding to the changing moods of the weather
and to the whim of the lucky people who gather there... 
Ilhabela House is a beautiful balance 
of textures both rustic and polished...
where smooth steps float contrastingly 
with the rough-tumbled stone wall.

Simple rectangular forms, contrasting textures 
& an ode to light are trademarks of this fabulous firm. 

Architects: Marcio Kogan
Architectural co-author: Diana Radomysler
Collaborator: Eduardo Chalabi
Photographer: Pedro Vannucchi


  1. I couldn't agree more! This home is delicious -- so open and fabulous... what a calming space. Thank you for sharing it, and also, for your lovely comment the other day.

    I hope you're having a fantastic week :)

  2. Fabulous architecture and this home embraces its environs with open arms:-). Great feature! xx

  3. Every new post from you Virginia Blue, is a stunning treat to ones senses. This post in particular has only driven my already heightened desire to live out my life in a home with such subtle elegance and charm and a hint of "take off your coat and stay awhile" earthiness, even higher!! Cognac darling?? :-) GTH xx

  4. What a fantastic find Virginia and wonderful images. I can almost feel that balmy breeze just looking at them! I think a play on textures is always key to a successful space and I love the combinations in this home. A Lovely post!

  5. This is so good it HURTS.

    Thanks so much for stopping by La Lamp Shade!


    If the Lamp Shade Fits

  6. Elegant! I love how the house is designed for the sun to come pouring in ... I could happily spend a few months here.

  7. What a stunning house. Love the mixture of textures used in conjunction with those clean lines, who said minimal has to be stark?

  8. Thank you for stopping by, I love you blog as well! For just starting out, you have a lot more going on than I figured out in the 1st 3 months of me hitting the scene. That's awesome!!

    I'm loving the staircase and the honey wood tones. Both are not the average choice and that's why they appeal! Gorgeous :)

    I am following now XO,


  9. There's something so soothing about the low, simple forms. Just makes them so much more inviting! Can just imagine a warm breeze drifting in...

  10. Thank you for all your lovely comments!
    Escapade - agree, the low forms makes it so much more welcoming.
    Ephemerette - yes, this is how minimal becomes maximal in result!
    GTH - such beautiful words - I am humbled.
    Lex - a girl after my own heart - agree thoroughly.
    Style Attic - thank you for the encouraging words!
    Raina - that is such a good description - my thoughts exactly when I first spotted their work - heart-stopping.
    Sarah and Stacey - interesting that you both picked up on the open and welcoming quality of the house - it sings, doesn't it?

  11. Hi there,

    I'm coming over from Blanc & Caramel and I'd like to thank you for your sweet comment on Federica's Sweet As A Candy blog when she was featuring my shop!



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