A dream home
Vanessa Diniz Arquitetura
A «dream home» is the definition that immediately springs to mind at the sight of the photos of this splendid Brazilian residence in Capitólio, a municipality located in the State of Minas Gerais, part of the Sul e Sudoeste de Minas mesoregion and the Passos microregion. It is 280 km from Belo Horizonte — relatively close considering the distances typical of South America’s largest country — and 600 km north of Rio de Janeiro. The villa features a luxury swimming pool and large, stylish spaces. It even has two dining areas, one facing onto the open-plan kitchen, where one can easily imagine exclusive show-cooking sessions to entertain guests (the main kitchen is in a more secluded position), and the other behind the living and conversation area, complete with large sofas facing onto the space where the home cinema TV screen has been installed. Although interconnected, these two areas (living/dining room and kitchen/dining room) can be separated when necessary by sliding glass partitions.
The interior designers opted for the warmer feel of wood for the first space, using wood panelling to clad one corner of the living room, and a stone-effect surface for the walls in the second area. By contrast, the floors maintain a sense of continuity in terms of style and colour and consist of large anthracite grey slabs from the Industrial collection by Floor Gres. The purity and rigour of the concrete effect enhances the design of the rooms and gives them great personality. The surfaces were chosen in the Plomb colour and the Magnum Oversize 120×240 cm format, which adds a sense of depth to both the living area and the outdoor spaces and creates a pleasant sensation of seamless continuity between the interior and exterior of the house. The outdoor spaces are organised around the swimming pool and form a kind of open-air living area fully equipped to guarantee relaxation and comfort, from poolside sun loungers to a lounge area complete with sofas and chaise longues. And in the covered outdoor area there are also two king-size bamboo daybeds with lobster red mattresses.
In short, there are no words to describe it other than a «dream home».
Floor Gres (Made in Florim), Industrial
Water absorpion (ISO 10545-3): 0,08%
Chemical resistance (ISO 10545-13): UA
Resistance to deep abrasion (ISO 10545-6): 140
Stain resistance (ISO 10545-14): compliant
Frost resistance (ISO 10545-12): compliant
Modulus of rupture and breaking strength (ISO 10545-4): 50 N/mm2
Slip resistance (DIN 51130): R9 SOFT R10 NATURALE R11 BOCCIARDATA
Thermal shock resistance (ISO 10545-9): compliant