See an iconic eighties home transformed into a chic modern marvel

Designed in the eighties by revered Italian-Brazilian architect Ugo di Pace, this home in Sao Paolo Brazil was recently reinvigorated by Studio Arthur Casas. The aim was to reimagine the distinctive spaces now that the grown-up children had left the family nest.
By eliminating excess details the remaining couple were looking to better integrate the existing spaces . The result is the epitome of sophisticated understatement.
To accommodate the owner’s love of entertaining the living spaces were extended, while the pool was also lengthened to sit beneath the new windows. Even di Pace’s distinctive cylindrical columns were adapted, with one now housing a fireplace. It taps into a simplicity that you could only dream of in the Dynasty decade.

Clockwise: Minotti Russell dining chair from ECC, Vitra Noguchi coffee table from Matisse, Living Divani Bubble Rock sofa from Studio Italia, Bensen Area coffee table from Tim Webber and the Marac Lione sofa from Sarsfield Brooke.

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