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island living

Waiheke Island beach house showcases magnificent coastal vistas

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This stunning modern beach house was designed by Christian Anderson Architects, located on the headland in Owhanake Bay on Waiheke Island, New Zealand. Waiheke is a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves and beaches, all just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland. This beach dwelling showcases sweeping views over a gulf landscape of rugged coastal hills and marine […]



Modern beach house in New Zealand embraces its ocean vistas

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Nestled on top of a ridge, this impressive modern beach house was designed by Bossley Architects, located in Gisborne, New Zealand. This single-story home offers amazing panoramic views from Poverty Bay right around to Tatapouri Point. The home was carefully integrated into the hillside, stepping down as it reaches the edge of the ridge. It extends out towards […]

Exquisite barn house retreat on Great Cranberry Island, Maine

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This stunning barn house retreat was designed by Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, located on Great Cranberry Island, an island in Cranberry Isles, Maine. The homeowner had fond childhood memories of spending summer holidays on this island with her parents and three siblings. Her parents later acquired 50 acres on the island, gifting each of their four […]

Luminous cliffside refuge on the island of Menorca: The Bunker

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This light-filled refuge located in Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea was designed by architect Quico Moll in collaboration with interior designer Rocío Olivares. Set on a idyllic location—on a cliff with the Mediterranean in the background, this single-family abode called “The Bunker” was constructed in 1976. When the current family purchased this […]

New England style beach cottage overlooking Katama Bay

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This stunning beach cottage was built by Holmes Hole Builders, located on a promontory overlooking Katama Bay in Edgartown, Massachusetts. This cozy summer vacation home was constructed for hosting large gatherings with friends and family. The exterior showcases a traditional New England vernacular, ideal for a beach house. The interiors encompasses 2,200 square feet of living space, […]

Colorful accents elevate chic beach house on Tybee Island

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This fabulous two-story beach house on Tybee Island in Savannah, Georgia was designed from the ground up by designer Joel Snayd of Rethink Design Studio. The first floor living space was designed as an open concept, which allows ample space for large family gatherings. Old recycled beams were incorporated into the design scheme to add […]

Modernized steel and glass beach house maximizes views on Fire Island

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This contemporary steel and glass beach house by renowned architect Richard Meier is located in Fair Harbor, a hamlet located near the western end of Fire Island. The 2,000 square foot residence is nestled in a private bayside setting, designed to maximize its surroundings. The homeowners lost their original summer home to an electrical fire in 2011. The architect was […]

Heavenly Caribbean getaway on Turks & Caicos: Tip of the Tail Villa

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Tip of the Tail Villa is a spectacular tropical vacation getaway, located in Turtle Tail, on the island of Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean Sea. The property boasts five luxuriously appointed bedrooms with five en-suite bathrooms. This vacation villa is one of the newest beachfront properties in the area—and “sets a benchmark for Caribbean […]

Amazing island getaway with rustic-chic styling in Ibiza

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This tranquil holiday house was designed with natural and earth elements, interior designed and styled by the Berlin-based designer Annabell Kutucu. This fabulous retreat is located on the island of Ibiza. Ibiza is one of Balearic islands, an archipelago of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. Beginning with the outdoor living spaces, the home is surrounding by […]

A Caribbean oasis on Turks & Caicos Island: Turtle House

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Turtle House is a mix of Asian design, modern elegance and hues of the Caribbean, set on a sprawling private cove on Turtle Tail, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. The 10,000 square foot mega-estate features custom millwork throughout, with exquisite ceiling details and curved wood walls. The property boasts a 16-person lounge with a fire pit, a shaded […]