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Modernist House, Sao Paulo

(2.1/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
Designed by Russian architect Gregori Warchavchik in 1927 and built in 1928, Modernist House receives a great deal of credit for introducing modernist architecture to São Paulo and Brazil. Here you'll encounter a white building with a symmetrical facade and a long slab curving back skyward above the front door. The spare-looking home contrasts with the surrounding garden that's full of tropical plant species. The interior features open spaces with sparse furnishings, a sharp departure from the Belle Epoque style of Paris influencing upper-class Brazilian architecture and interior design at the time. You'll also find a small exhibition detailing the history of the house and its owner, Mina Klabin. Modernist House forms part of the Museum of the City of São Paulo, a collection of significant sites spread throughout town. You can reach Modernist House by taking the metro to Santa Cruz Station. Arrange to visit Modernist House and other attractions in Sao Paulo using our Sao Paulo itinerary maker.
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  • This is a very beautiful place and important for the city of São Paulo. Unfortunately badly preserved. But for sure you will.
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  • Zero cost. House preserved architectural style only. Despite not having furniture, it is possible to understand how people lived, especially with the video of the report of the former resident of the House.
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  • We were at home on Sunday, after reading much about it. Our expectation was great. We had a big disappointment! The House was much altered and does not have any appeal beyond the walls. The "Garden" has beautiful and tall trees, but that's about it. The pool, dirty, abandoned. Don't pay to enter. I'm glad.
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