São Paulo architect Isay Weinfeld's Casa Deck offers cinematic vistas, a lush garden, and a retreat from Brazil's largest city. Weinfeld’s cinematic streak is also evident in the home’s interiors: he designed the entertainment center in the media room. The rug is from Clatt Carpete & Cia. Throughout the house, the Strozenbergs use floor-to-ceiling curtains for privacy. Those in a bedroom are by Toque Final.
In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect built this prefab vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island. The home’s double-skin structure makes the most of Tasmania’s variable climate. Both sets of panels slide open for maximum views and solar gain; in inclement weather, they shutter completely.
This house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California. A guest bedroom, with furniture from Room & Board, overlooks the bridge above the dining courtyard. The home’s landscape architecture is by Ventura, California–based Jack Kiesel. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt.
For photographer Reinaldo Cóser and his family of four, the best way to deal with the sometimes-draining throb of massive São Paulo was to simply rise above. The family makes ample use of the rooftop deck, which sits just off the master bedroom. Piti and Helena share a Hee lounge chair by Hay.
Lines are blurred between the indoors and outdoors in this modern retreat built around a 100-year-old tree. “Every space of the house has a close relationship with the exterior, which creates the sensation of living outdoors with all the comfort and advantages of living indoors,” says architect Atahualpa Hernandez Salazar.
In the same dwelling: the terrace deck, also part of modern addition, adds outdoor living space to the home’s upper floor. Sapote hardwood makes up the deck, which connects intimately with the home’s own nearby tree. Bamboo floors in the adjacent master bedroom offer tonal contrast, and a stainless steel and custom plastic rocking chair accents the deck space.