Located in the residential Jardins neighborhood of Sâo Paulo, vila Dona Elisa involved both interior design and landscaping. Inspired by the work of great Brazilians master architect Oscar Niemeyer and most recently Marcio Kogan, the villa was reshaped from an old soulless two stories maisonette into a modern open space three floors mansion. On the interior side, in particular, brute slates of wood were chosen for the flooring to add a lofty dimension to the luminous space and create a pleasant contrast with the living room’s vertical fern garden overlooking a majestic glass-top table with tropical hardwood trunk bases.