Inspired by my love of architecture, home decor and design, I’ve decided to create a new series titled UR HOME ENVY. In this series, I’ll focus on beautifully designed homes around the world and what makes each home so aesthetically pleasing. I’d love to hear what you like and don’t like about each home in the comment section as well!

The first home in our UR HOME ENVY series is based in São Paulo, Brazil and was designed by the architecture firm studio MK 27. Where do I even begin? This three-level penthouse is the perfect culmination of earthy, jungle vibes and clean mid-century modern design. The first thing I noticed about this home was it’s library lounge. Decked out in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, this is my favorite room in the house. the large-scale windows balance out the rich late wood tera panels creating a feeling of warmth and coziness throughout the room. Since I’m obsessed with reading, I feel like this is where I’d spend the majority of my time. With enough seating for a handful of guests, it also is a great room for entertaining friends.

The bedrooms of the house are located on the first floor, on the second floor you’ll find the kitchen, home office, dining room and living room, and on the third floor, you’ll find the library, the spa, a gym, covered pool and garden. This penthouse literally has everything you could want in a home. The covered pool looks refreshing and the garden has a very serene but modern vibe to it. The hallways through out the apartment double as a gallery space for the homeowner’s art collection. When I see this penthouse, I think of the stylized film “A Simple Man” by Tom Ford. It exudes that level of style and class. View the penthouse below.
Image source: designboom 

  • Ashton Gibbs

    Oh my gosh, all of those little shelves are amazing! This looks incredible. 😍
    Ashton x

    • I’m glad you like it as much as I do Ashton!

  • Wow what a beautiful house! I love the wood, it’s gorgeous.

  • must be a dream to stay in a house like that! love the cream and brown!

    • I would love to stay there too!

  • Wow, talk about home goals! Such an incredibly beautiful place! xo

  • Healthy & Psyched

    Oh wow. The height of that ceiling is incredible!

  • What an unusual looking Place!! I love all those shelves and would fill every one of them with books!

    • It’s got such a different but awesome vibe!

  • The furniture is gorgeous and I am loving the wood and green plants.

    • The green plants are great!

  • Emily Leary, A Mummy Too

    I love the high ceilings with that suspended fireplace, the large windows in the room are lovely too.

    • I love the large windows too!

  • Hayley

    Oh wow, what a beautiful place! I would love to live somewhere like that.

  • Angela Milnes

    Absolutely looks a beautiful place to visit and I enjoy the view it makes me relax.

    • Yes it’s got a very calming vibe to it!

  • Wow this is incredible! I love the style, those shelves are amazing!

    • The shelves are truly stunning!

  • Beautyqueenuk

    The indoor pool looks incredible and the whole place is just so stylish x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Wow it really does look amazing there and spotless. Love the indoor pool.

    • The indoor pool is perfect!

  • Wow, a place like this would be the DREAM to live in. I’ll carry on dreaming though haha.

    • Lol I totally get what you mean Ashleigh!

  • What a beautiful place, not sure I could pull of such a stylish interior but I love it x

    • Yeah I wish I could make my current place look like this!

  • Always Carry On.

    I can only dream of living in a place like this!! x

  • That shelving looks amazing for a huge library x

    • I couldn’t agree more Rhian!

  • I really like this concept for the new series and as someone who is a fan of urban minimalism this penthouse ticks all my boxes x

    • Awww I’m glad you like the series Ana! That means alot to me!

  • Jodie Whitham

    Wow this is fab! There’s something i love about the wooden walls. Reminds me of old movies somehow as remember some of my favourites would have like those colours…if that makes sense lol x

    • I love the wooden walls too Jodie!

  • Melanie Williams

    Wow this is amazing, love everything!!! Fab pics hun xx

    • Thanks for commenting Melanie!

  • I think this home is just perfect for those who love a clean, minimalist style. I do really love that library room, I would be more than happy to have a room like this in my home x

    • I’d love to have a room in my house like this too!

  • I need shelves like that in my house, what a great way to be tidy and minimalist without even trying x

  • i definitely need t invest in those shelves with all my work and books needing storage at home x

    • Totally Lisa! I need these shelves in my life as well!

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