Leibal — Casa Preta

Casa Preta is a minimalist residence located in São Francisco Xavier, Brazil, designed by Felipe Hess. Distinguished by its dark exterior, the house subtly blends into its natural surroundings. Designed with simplicity in mind, the residence bears resemblance to a split pavilion. This division results in two distinct parts with varying sizes, bridged by a veranda. This veranda, showcasing a wooden deck, is sheltered by a pergola of the same material, with an outdoor jacuzzi being its focal point. The more expansive section of the house, measuring 22 meters in length and 8 meters in width, accommodates the main living quarters. Within this space, residents find three bedrooms and two bathrooms. An open-concept design unites the living room, dining room, and kitchen.

The interior is thoughtfully adorned with a fireplace and a custom-designed bookshelf, both adding functional and aesthetic value. Prioritizing connectivity with the outdoors, the main living area features large windows that look out onto the landscape and provide direct access to the aforementioned veranda. A unique architectural feature is the skylight, which extends along the length of the primary structure. This design choice ensures that both bathrooms and common areas are bathed in natural light. The more compact section of the residence, although maintaining the same width but shortened to 5 meters in length, is reserved for additional amenities. This annex includes a yoga room, sauna, an extra bathroom, and service facilities.

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