“THE IN­DOOR AND OUT­DOOR SPA­CES MERGE BEAU­TI­FULLY AND THE CHIL­DREN EN­JOY AS MUCH TIME OUT­SIDE AS THEY DO WITHIN”

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“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.”

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