In the Jungle

OMG, I Want This House: Venezuela

Need a vacation off the grid? Spend some time at this stunning Venezuelan compound accessible only by helicopter.

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This idyllic Venezuelan retreat—accessible only by helicopter—is truly a getaway. The contemporary network of pavilions, designed by Fernando Arriaga and styled by Carlos Mota, feels strange in the middle of the wilderness and yet oh so right. Welcome to the jungle, infinity pool included. 

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Arrive by helicopter and take in the spectacular views over the coastal mountain range to the sea.

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The open walkways of this super-modern tree house connect each room, reflecting the scenery onto the polished floors.  

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We’d move here for the pool area alone. This Indonesian-style gazebo is a prime spot for relaxation and offers a beautiful view of the scenery and the main house. 

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If you live in paradise, there's no need to put your living room indoors. The open-air, poolside living area has views over the swimming pool and gazebo to the ocean beyond.

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Built-in concrete sofas are the solution to modern furniture in the outdoors.

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Local artwork and vegetation from the garden line the walls.

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A blue Yves Klein statuette sits in one of a series of niches in this contemporary dining area decorated with pre-Columbian artifacts.

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A photograph by Priscilla Monge hangs in the open-plan kitchen.

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As if just being here weren’t relaxing enough! The home has a dedicated meditation room with Balinese mats and a view of the jungle from the floor-to-ceiling window.

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No daisies here. A contemporary vase is filled with exotic plants from the garden.

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The double bedroom has a large piece of artwork in place of a headboard and, of course, a surfboard. 

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The minimalist master bedroom is all white with a platform bed and artwork by Horacio Cassinelli.

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The guest bedroom might have the best view of the jungle. Take it in from this unique African chair.

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These wingback armchairs upholstered in cowhide and a zebra-skin rug add a little fun to an otherwise all-white master bedroom.

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The walls and floor of the bathroom are tiled in sandblasted Saturnia marble.

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Gravel covers the courtyard in front of the doorway into the house. Once you're in, you won't want to leave.