Free enamel pin when you buy any two Atlas Obscura products. Shop now.

São Paulo, Brazil

Casa de Pedra

The eccentric home of Estevao Silva da Conceicao, known as the "Brazilian Gaudi." 

Estevao Silva da Conceicao worked for over 20 years to build a truly unique home for his family.

At just over 800 square feet, it is anything but a mansion. The diminuative wonder is located in the favela of Paraisopolis near Sao Paulo, with a rooftop view of the surrounding favela.

The Casa de Pedra, or “House of Stone,” is covered in Gaudi-esque - but not Gaudi-inspired - tile mosaic surfaces. Estavao, however, apparently knew nothing of the famous Spanish architect util his home was nearly complete.

Contributed by
Edited by