The 2016 summer Olympics are in full swing, which for a select few means traveling to Brazil to see the games and experience the beauty of that gorgeous tropical country. Those of us not leaving home can always catch the big events on television, and also, through the magic of the internet, have a tiny glimpse of what it might be like to visit Brazil by taking a virtual tour of these 7 beautiful (and luxurious) homes located all over the country.
Above: A Brutalist masterpiece in São Paulo, the work of Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha. The lush surroundings provide a beautiful and welcome contrast to the home's rough edges, contributing to a particular look that has been called 'Brazilian Brutalism', one you'll recognize in quite a few of the other houses we're about to see. These images were spotted on 2Modern (where you can check out more views of the house) and are originally from PLOT.
This is Anderson Cooper's dreamy vacation home in Trancoso, Brazil. See more at Architectural Digest.
This São Paulo house was designed by Brazilian architect Marcos Acayab, and has been his home for four decades. It's considered a masterpiece of Brazilian modernism. See more photos at Elle Decor.
From Dwell, a São Paulo home with some pretty incredible views of the city (and also a pretty incredible pool, whose tile bottom helps its blend in with the surrounding greenery).
The rustic, exposed finishes of this São Paulo apartment make for a lovely contrast with the space's colorful, bohemian furnishings and multitude of plants. See more on Yatzer.
A beautifully Brutalist home in São Paulo, spotted on Yellowtrace.
This Brazilian summer home in Transcoco, from Elle Decoration, via Mechant Studio, fully embraces the outdoors, with indoor/outdoor rooms surrounding a courtyard with a pool. It's available to rent from Boutique Homes, if you happen to be in the neighborhood and want to experience a little luxurious Brazilian design for yourself.