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Modern house hides glorious tropical garden

This modern abode in southeast Brazil is all about the courtyard. Hidden from view behind a series of rectangular volumes clad in cement and stone, the lush interior garden is filled with palm trees, birds of paradise, and other tropical plants. Talk about bringing the outside in.

Designed by David Guerra, an architect based in Belo Horizonte, the home was designed to have greenery-filled views from every room, whether looking into the courtyard or out toward to hilly landscape beyond the walls. From the outside, the 7,500-square-foot residence looks like a set of stacked blocks—some covered in cement and others clad in yellow, horizontally-stacked stone. Large windows and sliding glass doors proliferate along its edges.

What a fantastic way to bring the outdoors inside...check out these photos below....

credit to: Barbara Eldredge