Villa Caju is truly a gem on the Brazilian Coast
Between miles of white and fluffy sand beach where turtles still spawn, and green rain forest with rivers and waterfalls, lies Villa Caju. The house was built not to impose but to fit in on the 23,000 m² property. Outlining volumes and transparencies, bring in light and the ocean breeze blows through night and day. The materials used were carefully selected from artisanal and natural origins: roof made of wooden shingles and of piassava, the upper floor in wood from demolition, the lower floor is of burnt cement, the overall structure is of glass and steel Villa Caju has almost 1,000 m². The upper floor of 419 m² includes 4 suites with ocean- views, one of which is the master suite of 90 m² with a massage area and Ofuro bath. The office overlooks the living room, gardens and the ocean. The upper floor also gives access to a separate artist atelier with an area of 33 m². On the ground floor are two other suites, also with ocean view, a 120 m² living room with a 7m under ceiling height and a home theatre. The kitchen, pantry, maid's room, laundry and powder-room are also on this floor. There is also a gourmet kitchen with wood stove, pizza oven and barbecue. In all, there are 500 m² of decks and balconies, 320 m² of pool and reflecting pool, and a separate caretaker's house of 180 m². The main villa, the caretaker's house, the pergola beach support and the car port are integrated with existing vegetation with no suppression of native trees. On entering Villa Caju, you are welcomed by cashew trees making way to majestic coconut and palm trees. Serra Grande lies midway between the cities of Ilheus a and Itacare on a 60 Km highway part of the Cocoa Cost in the south region of the Bahia state, within the UNESCO Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve including the 9,000 hectares of the Conduru Park next to Serra Grande. The Ilheus airport at 30 Km from Serra Grande is serviced by several airlines with non stop flights to major Brazilian cities (Salvador, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro).