“THE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPACES MERGE BEAUTIFULLY AND THE CHILDREN ENJOY AS MUCH TIME OUTSIDE AS THEY DO WITHIN”
“Ricoy and I love Pantone’s tangerine,” Zunino says. One bath is copper in tone, another blue and a third scarlet. The living room gets a splash of green from the landscape—through the windows and via a cloud-shaped mirror that reflects the plants.
The master bedroom is designed with a transparent roof. “It allows the family to enjoy the sunlight,” Humberto says. Wood from a fazenda farm in Londrina finds new life as flooring here, while a metal fireplace hung from the ceiling keeps out the winter chill. A private terrace offers the couple an outdoor space where they can head to before retiring for the night. “The mandacaru cactus is popularly used in the countryside to create fences, so we used it here for an element of privacy as well,” he adds. by the namesake of Ricoy’s company. “The design of the house centres around the library. It’s the signature piece,” says Zunino, “It’s like a living animal living inside the house.”
It was made with leather pieces hand-glued over a wood structure: “We wanted to create something like a vegetable that goes from the outside of the house in,” says Humberto. “Like a vegetable that invades the house,” Fernando continues. “The house is very clean, so we created those elements to bring strong, organic emotion into the house and facade.”
For the family, their new home far surpassed their expectations and has come to be as much a cherished part of their lives as it is the talk of town. “The indoor and outdoor spaces merge beautifully and the children enjoy as much time outside as they do within,” Ricoy says. “Also, it’s easy for our friends to find our home now—they just have to look out for the unusual facade.”