High on a hilltop in Rio de Janeiro’s lush Santa Teresa neighborhood between the city’s center and the sandy beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, Chez Georges is a showcase of transcontinental modernism housed in an impressive work of Brazilian Brutalism by the nationally renowned architect Wladimir Alves de Souza. Boasting a private, seven-suite villa and a separate two-bedroom studio, the property is set on the edge of a protected forest within a lofty and secluded location. Such sights as Sugarloaf Mountain, Guanabara Bay, and the city rooftops provide impressive backdrops from various vantage points—including the living room with expansive windows, the patio with its vaulted concrete pergola, and the 360-degree viewing point on the roof. Entering through beautiful concrete arches and a stunning six-meter-high wooden door that overlooks Santa Teresa and the bay beyond, one is immersed in a space of meticulously crafted textiles, bamboo sheets, and cushions carefully chosen in Thailand and Europe. A music-lovers dream, the entire house is hooked up to a state-of-the-art music production room—situated below the welcoming 14-meter-long pool—transforming the villa into a huge recording studio. The exceptional design is characterized by rich woods, azulejo mosaics, spectacular artwork, and a glorious mix of midcentury European and Brazilian furnishings from names such as Nils Jonsson, Jo Hammerbörg, VB Wilkins, and Ricardo Fasanello, as well as handpicked pieces from the antique markets of Paris, Brussels, Ghent, and Antwerp. Perfect for musicians, bands, families, design lovers, and groups, Chez Georges—a creation of Pierre Bident Moldeva and Olivier Verwilghen, the couple behind Design Hotels™ member La Ferme de Georges in northeast Brazil—is for private hire, providing guests with a wholly unique place from which to experience Rio.