Music Meets Nature: Santa Amaro House by Isay Weinfeld
The Santa Amaro House displays a pretentious contemporary architecture ennobled by subtle details found in all the rooms – the living room, den, main bedroom, guest suites, the dining room and kitchen. The couple living here have grown children who no longer live with them, but often visit, so all the space was designed to custom-care for their needs. Surrounded by a quiet residential area, the house gradually shows its bold architecture and invites everyone inside, in a bright, comfortable and modern collection of spaces. The inhabitant’s passion for piano music was materialized with the construction of “a wide room with high ceilings was designed to accommodate three Steinway pianos – including a concert-grand piano -, spacious enough for small musical ensembles, such as, for instance, duos, trios or quartets“. Architect Isay Weinfeld, who works from his office in São Paulo, designed the residence as the perfect home for its owners insisting on details like the atrium built around one of three existing Brazilian ebony trees. Over 13,700 square feet are occupied by living spaces, entertaining rooms and private quarters, allowing the two-story residence to offer its inhabitants everything they ever needed.