Casa Do Dean is a beautiful vacation retreat immersed on the exclusive cliff top of Alta Mucugê, located in the village of Arraial d Ajuda, Bahia, Brazil with magical views of the Mata Atlantica, the house was designed by local architect Carlos de Oliveira Rodrigues in close collaboration with its owner. Stylish, clean contemporary but with rustic charm and global appeal, the attention to detail is pleasing to the eye and calming to the soul.
The house has the aesthetic of a giant New York loft (the living room is very spacious with an open plan, high ceilings and a giant sliding door that opens the guest suite into the living room). Twelve meters of continuous French doors give way to a big wooden veranda mounted on stilts perched over an enchanting valley view of the rainforest. The extensive glass frontage to the house creates an amazing light in the house (bedrooms have blackout curtains for sleep time).
The floors are white polished concrete; the high ceiling has exposed wooden beams using rich Brazilian woods. The furnishings are stylish, comfortable and eclectic reflecting the global connections, creativity and travels of its owner. The two bedroom suites each have king-size four poster beds made from Brazilian hardwoods encased in netting. The bathrooms are modern yet funky.
The furniture includes chairs made from pieces of natural discarded rainforest trees, Brazilian arts crafts and pieces from the popular artist Toti from his Oficina De Agosto store in Sao Paulo. You’ll find original 1960s big movie posters (Brigitte Bardot being one) framed alongside original limited edition “Dean Freeman” photographic prints, a contemporary designed Turkish Kilim rug and cushions, Indian silk fabrics, African artefacts, Art deco lamps from Argentina, and hand-made designer Chrome fans from Gerbar in Sao Paulo.
Visit the website of Casa Do Dean here.