Casa Lola Brasil

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Casa Lola is a rental property in Trancoso, Brazil, made by New York designer Jan Eleni. Now that the world cup finished we may look at Brasil in another view again. This vacation house completes a fantasy of relaxing in a fishing village where your everyday life is sleeping, swimming, eating fish that you catch on the afternoon and stuff like that!
Eleni and her husband worked with a local architecture/construction firm and renovated an existing cottage creating an open, airy space. The materials that are used highlight the natural environment and the localily. Concrete floors, raw wood and minimal but traditional decoration with some modern elements like photos.
In addition to the main house that they renovated, Eleni also designed a new guest house. This is my favorite!!! You will see why…

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The open living and dining space that faces out onto the pool

Some of the furniture she designed them by herself using reclaimed local materials and some of them she purchased by locals.

Some of the furniture she designed them by herself using reclaimed local materials and some of them she purchased by locals.

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A view of the guest cottage from the main house. Totally love it!!!

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The shower in the guest cottage has a wooden shower head made from a fallen tree, and copper faucet knobs made by local artisans.

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Absolutely dreamy…

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640_rmimg-2243The photos are taken at the begginins, go to the site to see the rest of them!!
I will follow with another post with updated photos and if I won’t persuade you to go there my blue flamingo will loose its futhers!

 

The great outdoors | Water

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As I have promised in the previous post about outdoor spaces here, another one would follow with the water element as a protagonist. Well, here we are, some great yards and gardens are here to impress you! I’m sure you will imagine yourself in everyone of them, relaxing under the shade, even with a cocktail in the hand!
In most of the caption links you will find the rest of the house which is also amazing.

Monteverdi. A fabulous house too, Tuscany

Monteverdi. A fabulous house too, Tuscany

Exotic relaxing space in Maison Palmeraie, Marocco

Exotic relaxing space in Maison Palmeraie, Marocco

Fabulous outdoor space - from my archive

Fabulous outdoor space – from my archive

Dipping pool with cacti garden - Philip Dixon House, California

Dipping pool with cacti garden – Philip Dixon House, California

Great spot great chairs - from my archive

Great spot great chairs – from my archive

Sandur Chair by Mark Gabbertas for Oasiq

Sandur Chair by Mark Gabbertas for Oasiq

Tranquillity in a mexican yard - from my archive

Tranquillity in a mexican yard – from my archive

When the chairs make the difference - From my archive

When the chairs make the difference – From my archive

Why not a bed by the pool? - from my archive

Why not a bed by the pool? – from my archive