Anderson Cooper's luxurious Brazilian mansion will give home envy
Anderson Cooper has a sweet spot to call home in Brazil!
The CNN host had his Trancoso, Brazil, home featured in the recent issue of Architectural Digest, and the entire house is a complete and total stunner.
The home, dubbed "Casa Anderson," was a dream purchase for the 49-year-old journalist after he visited the tranquil and quiet town of Trancoso with his longtime partner, Benjamin Maisani.
"Within a day I was fantasizing about buying a house there," Cooper told the magazine about a 2013 trip to Trancoso with his longtime partner, Ben, and best friend, Andy Cohen. "Ben thought I'd lost my mind, and Andy, who is encouraging about almost everything, thought I was nuts, too."
But Cooper was steadfast with his idea to buy there. "I've worked in 70 countries and traveled to even more, and I've never seen anything like Trancoso."
To bring his vision to life after he purchased the property, which features four buildings, a free-form swimming pool, and land peppered with a lush assortment of mango, cacao, jackfruit, banana, and açaí trees, he tapped famous fashion designer turned hotelier Wilbert Das.
"We felt it was important to create something attuned to the local culture," Das explains of the compound, which was constructed largely of materials salvaged from an abandoned Bahian farmhouse. The decor, a mix of vintage finds and pieces crafted by local artisans, illustrates Cooper's predilection for authentic furnishings. "I like to feel rooted wherever I happen to be," Cooper says, "so I prefer pieces that reflect something about the local history and style."
We think he nailed it -- just look at the photos of the lush abode.