Over 10,000,000 €
The Barra do Tijuipe Estate sits within the tropical vegetation of the Bahian Itacaré, abundant in panoramic views of the ocean and the Atlantic Forest. Erected upon massive stilts, the design by the late architect Claudio Bernardes is made entirely of wood, as a homage to refined rusticity. An open concept home with contemporary lines that complement the ecological materials, the house represents the Brazilian way on 1200m² of built area. In the rest of the 6.4-hectare land, it is nature that reigns supreme. THE PERFECT FLOORPLAN The entrance, which resembles the poetic naturalness of a long indigenous taba, like the rest of the estate, echoes with references to an age-old tribal home. Suspended in the air, the home is ventilated, fluid and spacious, and has the best view of the Bahian sea, from the vantage of a 64m² infinity pool, centered between two 64m² decks in perfect symmetry. All rooms have stunning views. The central module accommodates the kitchen, the bar, and a generous open concept sitting area, which includes a living room and a changing room. An opening in the roof allows for the formation of a waterfall when it rains. Beneath the pool deck, there is a floor with a television room, located between two suites. Independent from the house, connected by suspended wooden walkways of 16 meters of length, there are two additional modules – one housing two suites, and the other containing the main suite. The refuge still boasts a game room, a soccer field, and a tennis court. Tens of meters below, integrated into the terrain, you will find the beach area.A NATURAL NIRVANA Erected in the Atlantic Forest 120 meters above sea level, the only one of its kind in the entire Brazilian Northeast, the home is a mirrored viewpoint of nature, where the blue of the Atlantic coast forms a panoramic and infinite horizon, mixing with the shades of the Bahian sky. Hidden by tropical vegetation - from afar, only the access bridge is visible – completely elevated on a hill, like a giant standing paradise, the house leaves the forest around it untouched, fully integrating itself into the environment. A STELLAR CONCEPT The estate in Barra do Tijuipe was one of the last projects by the legendary architect Claudio Bernardes before his death, done in partnership with Paul Jacobsen. His cross-sectional view of modern Brazilian architecture attracted clients such as singer Caetano Veloso and filmmaker Walter Salles. In the house, you are able to make out the essence of his philosophy and his personal markings: Balanced contemporary lines in ecological materials and perfect integration with nature. The landscaping, by Jundu, uses native vegetation and is a continuation of the lush Atlantic Forest. TRANQUILITY AND ADRENALINE In Itacaré, the gorgeous nature ruled out the word 'limit' from the dictionary. Located in the region of the Cacao Coast, south of Salvador, in Bahia, the old colonial city boasts strong waves and warm-water beaches, waterfalls, rivers, mangroves, coconut trees and a stunning forest preserved in its natural state. As the sun shines all year there, it is possible to practice various sports such as rafting, mountain biking, canopy tours, hiking and rappelling. Moreover, the city's infrastructure provides all the necessary comfort. The home is only 19km form the city center of Itacaré and 56km from the city of Ilhéus.