Located on the coastline of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil you'll find the preserved Portuguese colonial and Brazilian Imperial town of Paraty. Previously home to one of the richest gold mines in the world, Paraty is now a popular tourist spot because of it's charm and ideal tropical climate.
Though much of the original architecture and historical districts remain, the area has been touched by clean lines and modern simplicity.
The Marcio Kogan Architects (known for their ultra-sleek but textural designs) are responsible for this two-box structure that is cantilevered off the side of a mountain - both juxtaposing the surroundings but also becoming one with nature.
With an open floor plan and open-doorway living, the design brings the inside on and outside in. With extensive, rooftop gardens and 20th Century furniture, the home is a showcase of modern luxury and design.
Photos By: Nelson Kon