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A One-of-a-Kind Modernist Estate in Brazil for $11.5 Million

Glassy, green, and dramatically design-forward, the Grid House is the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living.
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Photographer: Rafaela Netto, Courtesy of Christie's International Real Estate

A 33,600-square-foot compound, set on more than 40 acres of manicured hillside in the Mantiqueira Mountains in Minas Gerais, Brazil, is on sale for $11.5 million, according to an interview with Christie's International Real Estate. 

Built in 2007 by Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz, an architecture firm based in São Paulo, the estate, which is called the Grid House, is broken up into multiple modules delineated by a wooden grid of beams and columns. The house is roughly a 2.5 hour drive from São Paulo, which places it firmly in the position of a vacation home, rather than a place from which to commute. (A drive through the nearest town, the tiny São Francisco Xavier, takes less than three minutes.)