Architecture

Paraty Beach House in Brazil

While researching my end of year trip to South America, I stumbled across a cute little historical town in Brazil called Paratay. Apparently it’s known for its 19th century colonial architecture, but I can’t tell you a thing about that. I’m too busy imagining what my life would be like if I called this palatial beach house my casa. Maybe I’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 Brazil’s most influential architects, this is the house he predicted to be his favourite, before it was even finished. Now if I had to ‘work’ on one of the hundreds of islands located off the coast of Paratay, surrounded by lush Brazilian jungle and a private beach, I’m pretty sure this job would be my favorite too. What I like best about Kogan’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.
paraty beach house brazil
paraty beach house brazil
paraty beach house brazil
paraty beach house brazil

About the author

When she’s not writing ads in Sydney, Laura can be found indulging her love for all things Summer-related on her blog, This Island Life. If she could, she’d spend her time following the Summer to every exotic corner on earth. Until then, she’ll continue working on her ever-expanding bikini collection while living on the biggest Island in the world.