Anderson Cooper, the famous CNN anchor, decided he wanted to built a home in the Brazilian town Trancoso after taking a trip to the idyllic town in 2013 with his partner and a friend. Anderson Cooper immediately fell in love with the town’s square – the Quadrado – that is surrounded by small historic houses and a 16th-century church building, so when he managed to buy a vacant lot on the town’s square he asked Wilbert Das to design his Brazilian holiday home.
The property consists of three buildings. The first cottage – in colonial style – houses the living, dining and kitchen spaces. All buildings are decorated with vintage pieces, items from Das’s Uxua Casa collection, and furniture of local artists.
There are three outer buildings, the master bedroom is situated in a two-story tree house with a outdoor space underneath and there are two guest bungalows. The tropical outdoor space by this Brazilian home is stunning with an outdoor pool, many different sitting spaces and a lovely grass area with hammocks where you can completely relax. I love how they built this home in a traditional style with materials that were recovered from an old local farmhouse, that way the house fits perfectly with the local buildings.
photography by Simon Upton for Architectural Digest
Isn’t this Brazilian home of Anderson Cooper amazing? I mentioned before that I’m usually not a big fan of ‘celebrity homes’ but after seeing this home and the ranch of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi that I featured earlier I might have to change my mind.