There’s something undeniably retro about this new home designed by Brazilian firm mf+arquitetos. Sure, the furniture is clearly vintage, but those rough stone accent walls feel straight up midcentury, not to mention the undeniable preponderance of warm-hued wood.
The space is dominated by timber paneling for the ceiling, shelves, and perforated wooden screens that cast a checkered light over the interior and can pivot to open the living room up to the yard beyond.
But the home combines its old-school elements with more contemporary-feeling touches, too. Its entire back wall is made of windows which fully open onto a living wall covered with ferns, essentially extending the home into the outdoors.
The home, as the architects put it, is “characterized by simple features, purity of forms, integration with nature and use of natural materials with a color palette of earthy tones, the touch of fabrics, the heat of the wood, the nobility of the marble, the rusticity of the stone and the concrete are mixed with the essential.”