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Bar details at the Boa Vista Village Showroom, projected and decorated by Sig Bergamin and Murilo Lomas.
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View of landscape at Boa Vista Estates.
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Fireplace at the Boa Vista Village Showroom projected and decorated by Sig Bergamin and Murilo Lomas.
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Fasano Boa Vista hotel at Fazenda Boa Vista – architecture by Isay Weinsfeld.
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The pool at Fazenda Boa Vista.
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Fasano Boa Vista hotel at Fazenda Boa Vista – architecture by Isay Weinsfeld.
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At Boa Vista, Luxury and Design Convene in the Brazilian Countryside

By Pearl Fontaine

June 12, 2023

The epitome of Brazilian luxury

Just about an hour from the bustle and high rises of São Paulo, Boa Vista (located in the municipality of Porto Feliz) brings together elegant design and luxury within the serenity of the Brazilian countryside. There, lush greens and distant hills offer respite from the stressors of the city amid the thoughtfully developed communities of Boa Vista.

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View of landscape at Boa Vista Estates.

The first of three to be opened in the greater Boa Vista complex was Fazenda Boa Vista, developed by JHSF. It was later joined by two sister properties, Boa Vista Village and Boa Vista Estates—all affluent residential areas carefully conceived with the utmost quality in mind. Those in Boa Vista Village—designed by Pablo Slemenson from PSA Arquitetura, Sig Bergamin, and Murilo Lomas—will find the development planned around a city center, also home to features like a Rees Jones–designed golf course and an internationally acclaimed wave pool for surfing. And at Boa Vista Estates, stunning architecture built in harmony with nature is accompanied by a host of amenities like a spa, a country club, tennis courts, a farm and vegetable garden, and a restaurant.

Fazenda Boa Vista

Fazenda Boa Vista has garnered attention for redefining the standards of luxury living in Brazil—and with good reason. Situated across nearly three thousand acres abundant with patches of native forests and scattered lagos, many of its elegant structures and upscale amenities have been designed by the well-known Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld. A home for residents both year-round and seasonal, as well as those staying at the Weinfeld-designed hotel, Fasano Boa Vista, Fazenda (which translated to “farm”) features ready-made and bespoke homes that can be personalized by the hands of talented architects like Carolina Maluhy, Thiago Bernardes, Candida Tabet, Sig Bergamin, and Triptyque, to name a few.

Visitors to Fazenda Boa Vista, located off the Castelo Branco highway, will find themselves ushered through a gated entrance. They are first welcomed by landscape designer Maria João d’Orey’s thoughtfully planned flora, which includes the preservation of existing trees and plants. The property unfolds with structures like the Fasano Spa, home to multiple swimming pools, jacuzzis, and massage rooms, along with a dry sauna and a fitness center, featuring a pristine, all-white facade and interiors that highlight the simplicity of its architecture over any extensive furnishings or decor. Nearby, the golf clubs and the equestrian accommodations present an aesthetic reminiscent of midcentury modern with low, flat rooftops, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and elements of warm wood. There, residents can house their horses in the stable, play polo on one of two fields, or lounge in the clubhouse—a structural marvel with entirely see-through glass walls and an interior courtyard covered by a canopy of trees.

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Fireplace at the Boa Vista Village Showroom projected and decorated by Sig Bergamin and Murilo Lomas.

Venturing deeper into the property is the Fasano Boa Vista, overlooking a small lake. Weinfeld imagined the accommodations across a horizontally oriented structure partially built into the ground with a subterranean level, wherein the towering windows of the guest rooms make up the building’s facade. The ground floor boasts incredible sweeping views of the property, which can be enjoyed from an open-plan lobby, outfitted with smart furnishings in a white and neutral palette. Warm wood, stone, and concrete abound throughout the hotel, including wood panel walls in the guest rooms, natural stone tiled into the floors of the restaurant (which serves sumptuous cuisine by the Fasano Group), and an expansive deck at the edge of the lake. “[Weinfeld] was able to bring to the Fasano Boa Vista project the cozy and at the same time elegant and unpretentious atmosphere, in total synergy with the profile of the guests,” said Zeco Auriemo, the chairman of JHSF.

Across the expansive property are stretches of rolling greens making up two 18-hole golf courses designed by Randall Thompson and Arnold Palmer, respectively. They are interspersed between homes in the central and western parts of Fazenda, allowing for privacy and immersion in nature. On the eastern side of the property are communal spaces, condominiums, the hotel, and a myriad of sports facilities and amenities situated in convenient proximity, fostering a community environment for those who seek a slightly more inhabited space.

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Fasano Boa Vista hotel at Fazenda Boa Vista – architecture by Isay Weinsfeld.

Issay Weinfeld designs with nature in mind

Weinfeld’s overall design concept lives in concert with the idyllic landscape. He employed elements like clean lines, contemporary minimalism, natural materials, and monumental proportions, creating a transcendent experience in the context of the natural setting. Weinfeld had an encompassing vision to create a visual harmony throughout, while each site—be it the hotel Fasano Boa Vista, Fasano Spa, golf clubs, equestrian stables, or Villas Fasano do Hotel—exists beautifully on its own, forgoing any sign of homogeneity.

“Isay has a contemporary unique work, combined with the singular ability to develop projects aimed at different areas such as buildings, interiors, furniture, set design, and even cinema,” said Auriemo.

Other features found across the Fazenda Boa Vista property include two children’s clubs, tennis and squash courts, and various residence projects like Residência da Mata, Villas Fasano, Villas do Lago, Villas do Golf, Country Houses, and Sports House, designed by the likes of Weinfeld, Studio MK27, Gui Mattos, Marcio Kogan, Felipe Diniz, and Triptyque Architecture.

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