Team GB house in Rio:Tom Daley, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill unwind in their "home away from home"

Team GB’s base in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games is a striking mansion in Parque Lage which sits beneath the Christ the Redeemer statue.

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As Tom Daley prepares for his 10m Olympic dive on Friday, he can rest up at the striking mansion in Parque Lage.

Team GB can treat it as a home from home with friends and family during the Rio Games. Framed by botanical gardens, the house sits beneath the Christ the Redeemer statue.

English landscape architect John Tyndale designed the grounds in 1840. In the Twenties, industrialist Henrique Lage lived there with his opera singer wife, Gabriella Besanzoni.

The house has been transformed for the Games by London-based Innovision into “British House” with UK brands including DFS, and bespoke pieces from Deptford textile studio Insley & Nash.

Team GB base: British House in Rio (DFS)
Red, white and blue: patriotic colours deck the Team GB house (DFS)
Home from home: Team GB can rest up here with friends and family (DFS)


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