A Restored Colonial-Style House on Brazil’s Coast
$2.3 MILLION (13 MILLION BRAZILIAN REALS)
This two-story colonial-style house with a courtyard and views of the ocean and mountains is in the historic colonial center of Paraty, one of the best-preserved towns on Brazil’s Costa Verde.
The 6,997-square-foot, four-bedroom house was built between 1860 and 1870 on a lot once owned by Pedro de Alcântara of Orléans-Bragança, second in line to the imperial throne of Brazil. But it had been left to crumble by the mid-20th century, said Guilherme Makansi, the co-owner of Anglo Americana Imóveis, which shares the listing with a local partner, imóvel F.
With government permission, the property was restored in the 1970s by a previous owner with attention to the Portuguese colonial period, Mr. Makansi said. River stone and double-cooked ceramic bricks were used to rebuild it, along with traditional colonial tile and hardwoods from the Brazilian Atlantic forest, such as peroba rosa, ipe and angico.
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