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This truly beautiful and charming colonial mansion is located in Santa Teresa, a quiet residential street in a noble area near the main square of the neighborhood, Largo dos Guimaraes, and was built in 1871 with wide stone walls and tropical woods, like the old coffee farms of the 19th century.
The large and well-kept planted gardens offer 180-degree panoramic views over Guanabara Bay and the mountains and green hills of Santa Teresa, with mango trees, banana trees and many other tropical fruits and also a vegetable garden.
It is one of the most beautiful constructions of Santa Teresa, beautifully restored respecting the period details and well maintained.

Land 4.100 m2 mostly flat with several plateaus
Built area 800 m2

Main house:

Ground floor
Game room, living room, 2 suites with independent access, gym, 2 bathrooms to serve the pool area and gardens

Second floor - the original noble floor with high ceilings of almost 5 meters
Hall, blue marble bathroom, shower room, 3 connected saloons throughout the front of the house of 22 meters with 7 high arched window doors (dining room, living room, office room) with covered veranda and stone stairway giving access to the garden, glazed balcony overlooking the internal courtyard, kitchen, pantry, 1 suite and 2 bedrooms with cabinets, 1 bathroom

Separate guest house
3 floors with 2 suites, caretaker's apartment, laundry

Swimming pool with deck and lawn
Barbecue grill

2 garages
10 parking lots

Rain water storage for garden irrigation
Solar panels that provide practically all household electrical energy

Asking price R$ 15.000.000,- (Brazilian Real)

Colonial noble 1871 mansion with 7 bedrooms, pool and large flat land for Sale in Santa Teresa / Rio de Janeiro RJ

With breathtaking views of Guanabara Bay and the Serra dos Orgaos mountain range, this spectacular house is located in the noblest spot on the charming island of Paqueta.

This grandiose residence, designed in 1960 by the MMM Roberto office, is an outstanding example of Brazilian modernist architecture, with a panel by the artist Paulo Werneck.

Among its distinctive features are the pilotis that elevate the structure, providing a striking presence and a covered terrace to enjoy the view of the landscape, and the integration with the garden and its green spaces. The Embya office designed the landscaping.

The use of cobogos and continuous windows maximizes cross-ventilation and the entry of natural light, while an exclusive artistic panel by renowned muralist Paulo Werneck adds significant historical and aesthetic value. The house also stands out for its hollow staircase, structured by tie rods, which leads to the main entrance.

Flat plot of 1,140 m2

30 meters facing Catimbau Beach with the possibility of mooring a boat

Built-up area 370 m2

First floor:

Large covered terrace, studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, bike rack, laundry area, barbecue area

2nd floor:

Large lounge in two rooms with large windows throughout, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen

Works of Art

A glazed mosaic panel (5.68 x 2.47 m) created in 1962 by the muralist Paulo Werneck (1907-1987), who also created the stained-glass window on the side of the house.

It's not just a house, but a piece of Brazilian architectural history, representing a unique opportunity for those who value both modernist architecture and the possibility of shaping their own space.

It was on the cover of the North American architecture magazine Modernism and is featured on the “Casas Brasileiras” website.

R$ 2.900.000,- (Brazilian Real)

Mid-century modern masterpiece 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom house for sale / Paqueta Rio de Janeiro RJ

Noble building in Art Deco style, built in 1947, located in front of Cuauhtémoc Square, near Flamengo Beach and Flamengo Subway Station

Built-up area 340 m2

First floor:

Halls, toilet, 4 bedrooms being 2 suites, pantry and kitchen, complete dependencies, plus 1 social bathroom, service area

Second floor:

Linear staircase, TV room, balcony, full kitchen, panoramic view of Guanabara Bay and Aterro Park

2 parking spaces


Ready to move in

R$ 4.200.000,- (Brazilian Real)

Flamengo Beach - Duplex penthouse with 4 bedrooms and panoramic view for Sale / Rio de Janeiro RJ

This unique mansion was built in 1888 in French Renaissance style with rich architectural details

The property is located in the best part of the Santa Teresa neighborhood, on an attractive and quiet residential street, with no traffic, close to the Largo dos Guimarães

24-hour security booth.

The castle has 2 noble floors with high ceilings, a spacious attic, a floor at the level of the back pool, facing the garden, and a tower, a landmark of the neighborhood landscape

Floor at street level:

Front garden with terrace and 2 bronze statues decorating the portal, entrance hall with oval wooden staircase, 2 halls in front, 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom in pink marble, hall with a wall fountain, 1 more large bathroom, closet, large kitchen with pantry, service area with 2 maid's rooms and 1 bathroom

Attic with large hall and gym, access to the tower's terrace with 360° view of the neighborhood, Guanabara Bay and the green mountains of the Tijuca Forest

Floor facing the garden:

Stair hall, 2 large halls with stained glass windows, terrace, 1 large bathroom, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, service area, 1 bathroom

Pool floor:

Large stone-lined hall with bar, changing rooms, shower, sauna and toilets to the pool area, terrace with barbecue, large pool, lawn

Extensive gardens

2 garages and 2-story caretaker's house

Land ca. 2.740 m2

Built up area ca. 900 m2

IPTU property tax exemption

Asking price: R$ 9.750.000,- (Brazilian Real)

Chateau Ideal - Historic Castle with big gardens and pool in Santa Teresa for Sale / Rio de Janeiro RJ