Out on a walk around our neighbourhood with my husband the other night, we were discussing all the different homes and exactly what type of home you'd need in the city, not to want to have a cottage or a place in the country to escape to. Well apparently these home owners in Sao Paulo, Brazil had the same question and came up with a rather spectacular solution. They commissioned Brazilian architectural firm SPBR Arquitetos to design for them 'a home where you can also relax during your free time'. Centred around a courtyard with a lush tropical garden, a swimming pool and a striking water feature this home has become a veritable urban oasis. The home owners say "With a house like this we rarely need to leave the city on weekends"- and thus, it's come to be known as 'The Weekend House'.
Photos: Elle Decoration Italia