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Luxurious oceanfront retreat offers heavenly views over the Andaman Sea

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We spotted this luxurious oceanfront retreat on the vacation rental website Luxury Retreats, ideally located in Kamala, Phuket, Thailand. Set on the west coast, this home showcases idyllic sweeping views over the Andaman Sea. The interior of this home offers guests resort-worthy living spaces to enjoy, coupled with complete privacy. The villa can be shared […]



Fairytale cottage retreat surrounded by the Spanish countryside

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This fairytale cottage retreat is nestled in a region of incredible beauty, at the foot of the Sierra de Gredos mountain range, in La Vera, a region of Extremadura, Western Spain. The home is surrounded by a delightful field garden with roses, aromatic plants, oaks and chestnut trees. Landscaper Jesús Moraime is responsible for the verdant beauty […]

Eco-friendly weekend retreat with mesmerizing views over Sonoma Valley

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This modern weekend retreat was designed for a family of four and their extended family by Butler Armsden Architects, located in Sonoma, California. Nestled high up on a hillside, this spectacular residence offers sweeping views over the Sonoma Valley. This area was famously christened the “Valley of the Moon” by renowned American novelist, Jack London. As […]

Delightful country house retreat in Brazil merges indoor and outdoor

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This spectacular country house retreat was designed by architect Miguel Pinto Guimarães of MPG Arquitetura, located just outside of São Paulo, Brazil. The architect first visited the property without the clients, wishing to get a feel of the terrain and let the project materialize. Picking up his ink pen, he put the first draft of this country […]

Romantic moorland cottage hideaway in Cornwall: Pixie Nook

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This moorland cottage hideaway was designed for couples to reconnect in a romantic setting, set on the hamlet of Warleggan, on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, United Kingdom. The beautiful hamlet that ‘Pixie Nook’ is nestled on is said to be “twinned with Narnia.” This cozy retreat has plenty to offer, from relaxing outdoor spaces to a […]

Modern take on a farmhouse: Weekend retreat in Napa wine country

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Design-build studio Remick Associates Architects created this contemporary weekend retreat, which is nestled amongst the vineyards of Napa Valley, California. Five couples spent a weekend together in Napa Valley and, after a long day of wine tasting, they decided two days just wasn’t enough. They got to talking about how fantastic it would be to […]

Rammed earth house hidden in the forested hills of Northern California

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This modern family retreat was constructed of rammed earth, steel and concrete by Feldman Architecture, located in California’s Central Valley. The dwelling is positioned just east of Monterey Bay, nestled amidst the grazing livestock of a thriving 500-acre walnut farm. From the base of a prominent hill, the house opens up to east-facing views of rolling hills […]

Rustic mountain retreat nestled in the Bridger Mountain foothills

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This custom designed rustic mountain retreat was designed by Miller-Roodell Architects, tucked into the foothills of the Bridger Mountains, near the town of Bozeman, Montana. The homesite is nestled behind an aspen grove, which helps to create privacy and a sense of surprise upon arrival to the front door. Comprised of 5,600 square feet of living […]

Bright and inviting summer vacation retreat in Cádiz, Spain

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Surrounded by a beautiful garden, this summer vacation retreat was designed by architect Enrique Johansson, located in the residential community of Sotogrande, Cádiz, Spain. This home represents the image of the contemplative life. Designed for an extended family that receives many house guests, the home was designed to be comfortable, spacious and very modern. The gorgeous […]