What brilliant person would have ever thought to place a conversation pit in a house set in the jungle? That would be the folks at Studio MK27, the São Paulo-based firm led by Marcio Kogan behind the Ramp House and a penthouse lined with bookshelves. Though it’s more of a conversation floor than a pit, the effect is the same: It feels cozy, convivial, and, of course, conducive to conversation—even though the space is vast. (Another name for it would be a sunken living room, if we’re getting technical.)
The spare exposed-concrete-and-wood Jungle House, as it’s called, is set against a mountain in the lush rain forest with views of the beach just beyond it. The top floor of the three-story residence cantilevers above the others, holding an expansive deck with a pool and fire pit, the afore-mentioned living area, and the kitchen. On top of that resides a green roof, which serves to further connect the stunning home to the natural world surrounding it.
The children’s room is found on the first floor, which also has a wooden deck, while six other bedrooms, five of which boast small verandas and hammocks, are set on the second along with a den. For a closer look, head to Architizer.