The property is situated at the Estrada do Pontal, in Recreio (Rio de Janeiro). It consists of in total 3 adjoining properties (lots) in a condominio. it is located 4 km from the beach and 1.3 km from the main Avenida das Americas. Right next to the Condomínio there is the international school CIEI (IB World School).
The first lot with 330 m2 was bought in 2005, and on it the private home was constructed. It was built on concrete stilts (up to 20m deep) adding to the foundation and stability of the house. The house itself has 2 floors, but was built on a 3 m high stand so that the property got larger. About half of the swimming pool (10mX2,5m) is under the house.
On the back of the lot there are 4 coconut palms and a fan palm. There is also a double cistern with 8000 liters each. This plot has 2 garages, furthermore there is a ramp that goes up to the level of the house entrance. Below this ramp is a low storage room. On the first floor, behind the front door, you enter a small corridor. To the left is a separate suite, it could serve as an office demarcated from the house. Through a second door one comes into a small hall, from which left off a residential tract, straight on a porch, right next to the light-flooded kitchen.
On the far right you can reach the upper floor through a double door. The living area consists of a living room with a small fireplace. On both sides, one arrives at suites that are connected behind a living room wall, by a dressing room. On the porch, the washing machine is next to the sink. Since it is covered, you can dry the laundry well there. Otherwise, the porch is used as a dining area. The stone staircase leads to the upper floor, which consists of a single large room except for a separate room and a small bathroom. One of them (above the ramp) is designed with a special hollow wooden floor (as a sound box), which is suitable for flamenco dancing. Through a large 4-piece forged antique iron door in the middle of the room you get onto a terrace. The spiral staircase located there leads to the upper roof terrace, which extends over the whole house. (There are also the 3000 l water tanks) and provides for a magnificent view (to Recreio dos Bandeirantes, but also the mountain range of the Pontal). The whole area is under natural protection and cannot be constructed upon, thus the eternal green view is guaranteed.
In 2011 the second lot (300 m2) was purchased by the current owner and serves mainly as park and garden area, where old coconut palms and big trees are located. There are also 3 parking spaces, and from here the main house on the first lot can be easily reached. There is also a gourmet varanda (with churrasqueira and oven).
Finally, there is the third plot (lote 41 = 300m2), purchased in 2013, which hasn´t seen any use yet. It could serve as sports or small park area.