Brazilian Retreat With Two Gardens And A Generous Rooftop Terrace

Having a garden on your property is definitely beautiful. Having two is even better. It’s the case of a beautiful residence named Casa Lara which is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The house was built in 2015 and occupies a total of 350 square meters on a 10 square meter site.

Casa Lara in garden contextView in gallery

Casa Lara with entrance walkwayView in gallery

Casa Lara was designed by studio Felipe Hess, a team of young architects that specialize in creative projects done in collaboration with world-renowned designers and architects. The studio was founded in 2012 and for this team every project has to have its own identity and to be unique.

Casa Lara front garden designView in gallery

Casa Lara living room open to swimming poolView in gallery

In the case of this residence, the uniqueness comes from the fact that there are two gardens, one at the front and one at the back of the house. In addition to these, the residence also offers a spacious rooftop terrace perfect for hosting parties and friendly gatherings.

Casa Lara ground floor volumesView in gallery

Casa Lara living space connection to gardensView in gallery

The entrance is reached via a walkway through the front garden which leads directly into the social area. The living and dining areas share the same space and also open to the rear garden as well, which could also be called a courtyard given its landscape and structure.

Casa Lara ground floor metallic box and open wooden shutter windowsView in gallery

Casa Lara ground floor dining areaView in gallery

The house was built on three levels including the terrace. The ground floor is organized in two volumes. An open floor plan containing the kitchen, dining space and living area stays connected to both gardens through huge sliding doors and windows.

Casa Lara social area distributionView in gallery

A stone box-like structure houses the laundry room, storage area and kitchen. A smaller metallic box serves as a storage area for the garden and pool equipment. The kitchen becomes a part of the open floor plan and can be closed off when desired.

Casa Lara living room views of gardenView in gallery

Casa Lara seating areaView in gallery

The upper level is organized into three suites. They all have large windows, built-in furniture with plenty of storage space inside and modern and chic decors. They offer views of the gardens.

Casa Lara bedroom decorView in gallery

Casa Lara bathroom bright decor with wood and marbleView in gallery

Casa Lara bathroom connection to gardenView in gallery

The rooftop terrace is where social activities take place and this includes parties and friendly gatherings. Up here there’s a covered space with long curtains able to provide shade and protection from the elements.

Casa Lara roof terrace covered areaView in gallery

Casa Lara roof terrace curtainsView in gallery

Inside there’s a kitchen and a table with two benches. The table has a tiled top and everything else is adapted to suit the outdoor location. From up here the views are amazing. The ambiance is relaxed and casual, the terrace resembling a refreshing oasis in an urban jungle.

Casa Lara roof terrace tableView in gallery

Casa Lara roof kitchenView in gallery

Casa Lara Rooftop TerraceView in gallery