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16 de março de 2016

This old three story penthouse has been fully remodelled from a terrible condition, and is now perfect for a family with children. The apartment faces Guanabara’s Bay and comes with an astonishing view of Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer. Most of the original walls have been demolished and the areas rearranged, creating more open spaces and meaning each bedroom now has its own bathroom. The dark interior and heavy atmosphere have been completely replaced by beautiful light and open space. The facades and roof are insulated, and all the outside walls covered with tiles to avoid constant maintenance.
In order to prevent the colours of the owner’s art collection clashing with the textures inside we choose to include natural and neutral finishes. Only materials of the highest quality have been used, such as the rough finish of Travertine Marble which was used on both living room floors. Glass, wood, porcelain tiles, and wallpaper were used to bring sophistication to this 500 square meter (5381,96 square feet) apartment.

Photographer: Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio