While researching my end of year trip to South America, I stumbled across a cute little historical town in Brazil called Paraty. Apparently itâ€™s known for its 19th century colonial architecture, but I canâ€™t tell you a thing about that. Iâ€™m too busy imagining what my life would be like if I called this palatial beach house my casa. Maybe Iâ€™d be a Brazilian swimwear designer and use the beachfront pool to host collection launches. Or perhaps I’d dabble in some sort of illicit trade, making the boat-only access more of a necessity than a luxury.
Designed by Marcio Kogan, one of Brazilâ€™s most influential architects, this is the house he predicted to be his favourite, before it was even finished. Now if I had to â€˜workâ€™ on one of the hundreds of islands located off the coast of Paraty, surrounded by lush Brazilian jungle and a private beach, Iâ€™m pretty sure this job would be my favorite too. What I like best about Koganâ€™s houses is that he stays true to his open-air philosophy and minimalistic style. Which as most of you know, is just how I like it.