We can think of few places we'd rather sip caipirinhas than at this gorgeous property on Ilhabela, a "beautiful Island" floating about 100 miles east of the city of São Paulo. Designed by architect Marcio Kogan, this home is an excellent example of his Brazilian minimalist style with its 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, effortless inside-outside spaces, and use of various textures and materials. Upstairs, bamboo panels open up to reveal ocean views while downstairs, a large outdoor living room expands onto an infinity pool and meditation garden. Yes, please. Asking price: A totally reasonable $4.5M.
· Rua Riachuelo, Ilhabela [Christies]