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In pictures: Estevao's dream house

Inside Estevao's house

The house is a warren of intricately decorated archways.

Room full of objects

Clocks, statues, beads - everything has been used to bring colour to the house.

Kitchen of Estevao's house

But it is also a family home with a working kitchen.


Estevao's workshop is where he continues his labour of love on the house.

Roof terrace

The outside of the building is just as elaborate as the roof terrace shows.

View from the terrace

From here Estevao and his family have a view across the favela.

Facade of Estevao's house

The Gaudi style is very recognisable on the house's facade.

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