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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.