Itiquira House has been designed by Brazilian architect Gisele Taranto, who redesigned this colonial-style residence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The expansive modern home is divided into two distinct blocks, one area for family living quarters and the other block is primarily used for maid’s quarters and utilities. High-quality natural materials, such as corten steel, limestone and marble are used throughout, but they remain as a subtle background for the art and furnishings. The indoor spaces of the 16,145 square foot (1,500 square meters) house, which includes an indoor pool, home theater, library and plenty of space for entertaining guests connects with the lush gardens originally designed by Roberto Burle Marx the designer of the Copacabana Beach Promenade with its distinctive, black-and-white Portuguese geometric wave pattern. Via
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