Beautiful architecture is composed of beautiful angles – and the way that Bernardes Arquitetura blends ‘Peninsula House’ seamlessly into the cliff-face of the Brazillian coastline is second-to-none.
With unparalleled views, a luscious green jungle backyard, and the nearest neighbours beyond earshot, the Peninsula House was destined for greatness. It just needed to be built. Bernardes Arquitectura describes the house as a ‘weekend home’, perfect for getaways from the nearby South American metropolis of São Paulo.
The home itself is a neat stack of three unique abstract structures, all of which are triangular in shape. The Peninsula House excels in its ability to entertain, with at least three various indoor/outdoor areas dedicated to party and relaxation. With the blue expanse of the Atlantic stretching as far as the eye can see, occupants will be prone to a sense of euphoria, well before their first sip from their cocktail of choice.
Inside, there’s a definite emphasis on wooden materials, further reiterating the tropical/jungle surrounds of the Peninsula House. One of the most striking features is the spiral staircase, freed from the restriction of rails and unnecessary beams. There is also a thin observation platform, with the pure purpose of taking in the breathtaking view.
The master bedroom is near-limitlessly expansive, leading onto one of the many balconies. The bathroom, sized in a similar fashion, includes massive him/her closets, two separate sinks, and bathtub with a view. Other key features of both the bathrooms and kitchen areas is the abundance of a space-grey marble detail, which, alongside the wooden overtones, provides for a uniquely opulent aesthetic.
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Although there is easy access to the nearby beach, no seaside holiday home is complete without an infinity pool. The pool at Peninsula House is appropriately angled to fit the staunch angles of the home, slotting seamlessly into the furthermost corner of the second level.
The design was led by Fernando Guerrera, covering 850-square metres of land space.
All photography comes courtesy of Fernando Guerra.