Fancy 3 bedroom Ipanema Penthouse with big terrace and private pool.
A couple of blocks back from Ipanema's beachfront, we've found this penthouse flat. There's a refreshing touch of 70s funk to this pad. Yes, there's a bar and cowhide rugs in the large open-plan living area. There's also a rooftop pool and terrace where you get great sunset views of Rio's twin peaks (Dois Irmãos). But what we loved were the long white sofas and chrome clad archways leading you through to its own music-mixing. It's hard not to picture some late night sessions here.
As for décor, Italian marble floors take the heat out of the day and bright white walls are hung with covetable paintings by local artist, Ana Amélia Metsavaht (of Osklen fame). Its 3 bedrooms are simple, stylish and slick: their windows look out to walls of tropical foliage or through a circular opening into a bathroom where you'll find some novel lighting gadgetry. Good for parties or a base for small families. Theprice also include breakfast which the maid is preparing each day except Sunday and bank holidays
Size of the object
about 270 m²
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The master bedroom has a king size bed, the second bedroom a queen size bed. Both look out onto tropical plants. There are also some interesting quirks: one bedroom has a circular window (pictured above) which looks through to the shower room lit by a cool blue spotlight. The other bedroom has just a couple of abstract paintings hanging above the bed but gets the cable TV. The 3rd bedroom, behind the kitchen and slightly smaller in size (with smaller double bed), benefits from a view to the hills behind and a fab open sky bathroom. While the living areas have a 70s feel, the bathrooms have been given 21st-century makeovers - stand alone sinks, mosaic tiling, power showers and waffle bathrobes.
Bedrooms have AC. Beds are made everyday and you get fresh towels too. Sheets are changed every second day.