Stone cottages are great at keeping heat in during the winter (stone is naturally insulating) and cool in during the summer so they are ideal for places with a varying climate. As long as they are kept up and repaired they can last for centuries.
There are plenty of things that Brazil is famous for across the world. There is football amazing beaches with a lifestyle that leaves you intoxicated and of course the rhythm of the samba! But only a true design aficionado would know that it also is home to arguably some of the best luxury homes and grand villas that are nestled in the lap of nature! Located in in the middle of the Atlantic Forest and overlooking the distant ocean the designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura is the latest entrant in this exclusive club.
While most modern homeowners tend to prefer a more gallery-style display for their curated art collection this is the case of using artwork to set the mood for a cheerful and eclectic home where every little detail surprises and enthralls you.
Multifunctional spaces in all three levels allow the homeowners to relax in style while they take in the view outside. Sliding glass doors connect the sitting space and breakfast nook on the third level with the pool and stunning courtyard outside. A green roof outdoor living walls and a lush garden give the home a green cloak that steals the show.
As one of the oldest types of structures stone cottages are still popular today especially in places where there’s plenty of extra rock lying around. For instance in New England and the UK stones were used as a building material to get them out of farmers’ way as they plowed their fields.