A Resort-Like Dream Home With Custom Landscape All Around

When asked to design and build this beautiful-looking house from Brazil, the team at BL Studio de Arquitetura faced a rather big challenge. The owners wanted this to be their dream home and to feel like a resort.

Adding a basement level created a whole new layer for the design of the houseView in gallery
Adding a basement level created a whole new layer for the design of the house

They wanted to be surrounded by a beautiful landscape with greenery and vegetation all year round and with a lovely scenery. However, the location didn’t make that easy. This was a flat piece of land in an urban compound with no landscape or view sight. As such, they basically had to build a custom biome out here.

The pool and deck areas are enclosed for added privacyView in gallery
The pool and deck areas are enclosed for added privacy

After lots of planning the solution found was to concentrate the landscaping around the center of the site and to have the house and everything else frame this area. Furthermore, a plan was developed which involved excavating a section of the land to create a basement area for the garage and the storage rooms. The soil that was removed from here was then used to raise the social areas. This added a new dynamic to the design of the house by creating different levels and a more interesting structure.

The perforated facade add a beautiful decorative layer and increases privacy at the same timeView in gallery
The perforated facade add a beautiful decorative layer and increases privacy at the same time
This indoor garden area brings the freshness and beauty of nature inside the houseView in gallery
This indoor garden area brings the freshness and beauty of nature inside the house

In order to get that resort’s look and feel the architects used a series of natural materials such as wood and stone. This also helped to add a timeless vibe to the house. The raised social areas have open access to the deck and swimming pool area and there’s a tall solid fence which frames this entire section providing privacy and setting a background for all the beautiful vegetation to stand out against. The master bedroom also has access to the deck and there’s also other sections of the house which enjoy a strong connection to nature and to the outdoors in various other forms. This really ended up being the dream home that the owners always wanted. 

The social areas were elevated and that also allowed the landscape to be extended underneathView in gallery
The social areas were elevated and that also allowed the landscape to be extended underneath
Wood and stone were used extensively throughout the house in order to give it a timeless lookView in gallery
Wood and stone were used extensively throughout the house in order to give it a timeless look
The social area has 7 meter high pivoting doors and a very open and bright feelView in gallery
The social area has 7 meter high pivoting doors and a very open and bright feel
The dining area is placed in one of the corners where it gets to enjoy a nice view of the outdoor areasView in gallery
The dining area is placed in one of the corners where it gets to enjoy a nice view of the outdoor areas
The wood was also used to create a warm and welcoming decor for the indoor areasView in gallery
The wood was also used to create a warm and welcoming decor for the indoor areas
This bedroom has a stylish shelving unit as a divider with a deskView in gallery
This bedroom has a stylish shelving unit as a divider with a desk
The desk and sleeping area are separated but still very much open and part of the same roomView in gallery
The desk and sleeping area are separated but still very much open and part of the same room
The master bathroom is big and open and has a nice spa-like feel to itView in gallery
The master bathroom is big and open and has a nice spa-like feel to it
The glass doors reveal a beautiful view of the deck and the green wall behind itView in gallery
The glass doors reveal a beautiful view of the deck and the green wall behind it