The Feiticeira house is located in a privileged terrain by the sea, featured by a big slope, the main character in this project planning.
The several volumes of this built complex, develop into different floor levels, allowing a more pleasant path down to the sea, where a pier and a wood deck give access to boats.
The main volume, where the bedrooms, living room and kitchen are located, was designed in a way that all rooms would face the same view. From that on, a big exterior deck extends with an infinity pool, the most important social area of the house, a perfect place to enjoy a sunset.
Its glass façade and its big bifold doors allow different levels of privacy to each room. As the proposition of this project was using all levels in the best way possible, the superior slab, which previously would become a useless space, was transformed into another social area with vegetation. It is accessed by a metallic catwalk that brings the main car entry to the house roof. This catwalk then transforms into a stair that leads to the main entry of the house, on the inferior level.
Featured by a minimalist simplicity, the project is limited to 3 different materials, concrete, wood, and glass.
The other two volumes of this complex, the caretaker´s and the guest´s house, maintain the same minimalist principle and have equally sea views, however attending the privacy needs in each case.
Architecture: HUS Arquitetos
Area: 1200 m²
Location: Praia da Feiticeira, Ilhabela (SP)
Photos: Pedro Mascaro
This gorgeous house’s bedroom have their own separate access to the wooden deck that surrounds the pool. Thee access of these rooms are through large folding wooden panels with a dark brown tone that stands out against the gray concrete walls and roof. framed by the lush green tops of the tall tropical trees in the background.
This angles shows the different wooden folding panels of each section of the house, all with their access to the wooden deck of the pool area that has a gorgeous overlooking mountain view in the distance.
Each of these rooms have tall floor-to-ceiling glass walls on each side of their entryways for a modern uniform aesthetic.
These glass walls and entryways bathes the wooden deck of the pool area with warm yellow lights that emanate from the simple bright interiors.
Each of the rooms are raised from the wooden deck of the pool accessed through a set of wooden steps. This night time view also shows the complement of the warm yellow lights on the wide folding wooden panels of each room.
This view shows the gorgeous rectangular pool that runs to the edge of the wooden deck for a lovely zero-edge infinity design.
The charming pool also has its own lighting within. It gives it an ethereal glow that makes it stand out against the wooden tones of the deck and the darkness of the night on the other side.
The far end of the pool ends on a lovely outdoor patio area with a long built-in wooden bench that also serves as an effective fencing for safety. This is paired with a couple of white cushioned chairs with a nice background of the treetops of the tall tropical trees behind.
The gorgeous blue pool has a gorgeous view of the sea beyond on one side and the mountain view on the other giving it a perfect scenic view that can relax just about anyone.
The other edge of the has a couple of lawn chairs where you can relax right on the waters of the long pool. with a background of the tropical treetops.
The edge of the pool gives a perfect view of the sunset. You can practically lean on the edge for an unobstructed view of the scenery.
After the swim, you can relax on a charming wooden lawn chair while enjoying a cup of coffee on the woven wicker side table paired to it. This vantage gives a perfect sweeping view of the scenery.
The simple living room has gray flooring tiles and a gray concrete ceiling with exposed wirings and brackets for the lights. This simple design makes the amazing view beyond the glass walls into the highlight of the area.
There is a large square wooden coffee table in the middle of this living room that has a gorgeous redwood tone that making it stand out against the simple gray flooring tiles.
This coffee table matches quite perfectly with the pair of comfortable wooden arm chairs facing it on the side.
This coffee table is also paired with a long white sofa and a woven wicker arm chair beside it. This view shows that the living room is part of a large great room that also houses the dining area and the kitchen on the far side.
Beside the living room on the other side is another area with a dark cushioned sofa set facing the large plasma TV on a matching dark entertainment cabinet. This setup stands out against the large wooden wall behind it matching the folding panels just outside the glass walls.
This view shows what it looks like when the folding wooden panels outside are closed. It provides shade and filters the natural lights coming in through its thin slats. These structures allow you to control the amount of natural lighting you want in every section of the house.
This is a view of the large great room from the vantage of the dining area. It shows a wooden cushioned bench placed against the white wall behind the living room area. Above the wooden bench is a long and wide strip of glass window that give the plain wall a bit of color.
This is the lovely dining area located in between the living room and the kitchen. It has a slick rectangular dining table surrounded by contrasting black cushioned dining chairs that stand out against the light tones of the floor and ceiling.
The galley-style kitchen has dark brown cabinetry with a modern handle-less design topped with beige countertops that complements the stainless steel sink and stove top of the cooking area.
This bedroom has a simple white platform bed that matches with the light toned walls and ceiling. This bed is flanked by a couple of black bedside drawers that contrast the light tones. On the side is a cozy little wooden desk for a study and work area. On the other side of that is a comfortable gray arm chair for a reading nook facing the lovely scenery.
The bathroom has a simple beige design to its walls, porcelain sink and toilet. On the far end is the glass-enclosed walk-in shower area with the same walls as the flooring and brightened by the window beside it.
This bathroom has a large beige sink topped with a wall-mounted mirror. On the far side of this bathroom is the bathtub with green designs on it topped with with an overhead shower brightened by the large glass window beside it.
This aerial view of the house shows the elevation of the pool area and the lovely warm glow of the rooms. From this vantage, you can also see that the house is situated on a mountain cliff filled with tall tropical trees that add to the beauty of the house.
This aerial shot taken from the side shows the large elevated wooden deck of the pool area. This area is bigger than the house itself. This vantage also shows that the edge of the pool is bordered with glass for safety and to maximize the view at the same time.
This top view of the house shows the dark brown earthy tone of the flat concrete roof of the house that gives a nice earthy contrast to the brilliant blue pool.
This view of the house shows the nearest neighbor at the higher elevation with a small wooden cottage. This somehow elevates the beauty of the modern house as well as ensure that there is maximum privacy for the people of the house.
This farther aerial shot view shows the concrete wall beneath the house to support the house on the incline of the cliff side filled with lush greenery.
This shows the long wooden built-in bench by the end of the pool that serves as a sitting area and safety as it borders the deck from a drop of several feet.
The brilliant blue shine of the long pool stands out against the dark green tropical trees of the cliff side that ends when it meets the ocean.
This far off view of the house shows the immense open space in front of it that gives an unobstructed view of the beautiful surrounding scenic views.
Here you can see that the house is just a few meters away from the nearest main road access sharing a walkway with the neighbor. The house is connected to this with a set of steel stairs.
This far top view of the house shows its proximity from the seaside which means that the people of the house always hear the sounds of the sea as a constant relaxing background.
Here you can have a closer look at the steel staircase access of the house from the walkway that diverges from the main road. This also shows the seaside access of the house through a set of stairs by the pool and a trail that leads to the seaside with a wooden walkway at the end.
The also has a wide lawn of green grass perfect for parties and gathering surrounded by tall tropical trees on one side and the house on the other.
This view shows the immense vegetation surrounding the house that ensures a sense of peaceful isolation for those in the house.
This view shows the other neighbors on the cliff-side area each with their own access to the sea. This shows the beautiful corner of land that the neighborhood is on with charming natural formations and a wide sweeping view of the sea.
This view takes it even farther with more features of the natural formations of the area and even a view of the seaside mountain range wherein the house is located.