The palms sway in the wind. The surf rolls over the sand. The soothing soundtrack of Brazil’s coast is the heart of this modern home in Itacaré. The Txai House by Studio MK27 is a modern gem, a home that emphasizes its coastal environment in both design and material construction. It is a slice of paradise, a home that encapsulates the emotions of coastal living.
It’s a masterful look at Brazilian modernism by Studio MK27. It’s the kind of home where you’d avoid any excuse to ever leave.
The Txai House is designed to be as breezy and care-free as the land on which it rests. It is a two-story terraced home that faces the Atlantic, featuring upper-level social spaces that take the scene into the home’s interior. Wooden screens and glass frames can be rolled away and concealed into the home, opening up the interior to present a grand space. It’s a signature element of the works of Studio MK27 and other adherents of Brazilian Modernism. The line between indoor and outdoor is blurred, making the tropical scenery the wallpaper for grand modern homes like this one.
Over its two levels, the Txai House spans nearly 7,000 square feet of interior space. This includes private rooms, social spaces and patios, all of which are aimed at the Atlantic surf beyond. The private spaces and interior rooms have their own ways of taking in the salty air. An outdoor shower and bath is open to the sky above. Private rooms are obscured by wooden screens that take in a hint of the air from outside. Every wall seems to be a door of some sort, rolling into itself to connect rooms to larger spaces and the outdoors beyond.
Above the grand patio and infinity pool shown here, another terrace extends further up over the plot. It’s a second deck of sorts, where guests can stroll for a higher overlook for sweeping ocean views. The goal here is to provide shared and private spaces throughout the home, giving guests room to walk about and find their own place to enjoy the coastal experience. As always, it’s a masterful look at Brazilian modernism by Studio MK27. It’s the kind of home where you’d avoid any excuse to ever leave. [architect: studio mk27, photography: fernando guerra]
- Studio MK27 has completed a 7,000 square foot modern home in Itacaré, near Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
- The Txai House is a terraced structure with a series of decks that cascade downward for sweeping views of the Atlantic
- Wood, glass, stucco and stone comprise a structure that feels natural and at home on the Brazilian coast
Txai House by Studio MK27 | Gallery
Photography by Fernando Guerra