Rustic paradise retreat in Brazil

This beautiful craftsman style home spotted on Casa, is located in Trancoso, a town in the state of Bahia, Brazil. Once belonging to ceramist João José Calazans, the rustic home was erected in 1990 and then purchased by former JP Morgan executive Tierry Moriceau, who was seeking a home with a different life outside of Paris. He contracted architect Daniela Oliveira to renovate the 2,884 square foot (268 square meters) home and preserve the original structure. “To strengthen it, we had to add new concrete pillars, which are hidden in the walls,” says architect Daniel Oliveira.

The restoration of wooden doors and frames involved a team of carpenters led by artisan Reginaldo Pereira. The home is organized into six planes, separated by steps with integrated environments bathed in abundant light. Directly accessed from the master bedroom, the lower plateau of the land gives way to a comfortable deck, which was the most radical reform of the old home-workshop. Dense vegetation borders the deck which is defined by the infinity quartz pool, making this one of the most beautiful areas of the house. The coating of quartz green stone work was performed by skilled artisans in the region. The outdoor area also has showers carved from wooden logs used in the manufacturing of boats.

The sculptural sinks, made of logs of wood by craftsmen of the region, appear in public areas of the house, as in the master suite.