Refugio do Gatao

Bold forms, a casual plan, and straightforward use of materials and colors bring this Brazilian-inspired beach house to life.  The Main House sits atop a high dune, creating privacy and offering dynamic views of the ocean.  Guests enter through the open, airy Churrasqueira, or summer kitchen, reinforcing a friendly, relaxed lifestyle and a connection with the outdoors which is evident throughout the home.  Defined exterior spaces, including verandas, balconies, open decks, and a lush courtyard offer comfortable outdoor living opportunities for all types of weather.  The Carriage House, across the narrow pedestrian-friendly street, is nestled into the dense native landscaping and provides a quiet, shady retreat for visiting friends and family.