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The Sanctuary offers a delightful forested retreat in Hampshire

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The Sanctuary is a a luxurious couples retreat surrounded by an idyllic rustic setting, nestled along the border of the New Forest, in rural Hampshire, United Kingdom. This cozy haven features a mix of “New Forest country style with upstate New York cabin culture.” The retreat advertises itself as a “pocket-sized private health farm” offering amenities such as a […]



A delightful Muskoka lake house with a soothing ambiance

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This sophisticated lake house was designed by Anne Hepfer Designs, located on the shores of Lake Joseph in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. This beautiful area is known as “cottage country”, an ideal location for those city dwellers desiring summer vacation homes. Located two hours north of downtown Toronto, the area features rocky outcroppings and heavy growth […]

Cozy urban retreat designed to maximize Olympic mountain views

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This deliciously designed urban retreat was commissioned by DeForest Architects, located in Seattle, Washington. The residence was designed to maximize views of the Sound and Olympic Mountains. Another central focus of the design was create art gallery walls to highlight the homeowner’s extensive collection of Northwest Art. The architects conceived a dramatic central staircase comprised of steel and glass. […]

Summer retreat gets a refreshing modern update on Long Island

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A family summer retreat built in the late 1970s has been beautifully renovated by Lake | Flato Architects, located on Long Island, New York. The home’s original roots began as a vacation home that had been in the family for many years. The homeowners wished to modernize the existing three bedroom footprint of just 1,600 square feet. The preserve the […]

16th Century farmhouse restored into charming holiday villa in Italy

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A 16th century farmhouse has been beautifully restored in 2015 by Special Umbria, located in Piegaro, Perugia, Italy. The 4,843 square foot (450 square meters) home was transformed into a wonderful holiday villa called “Posabile”. Surrounded by nature, this relaxing home offers plenty of spaces to relax in, with the master bedroom retreat offering an oasis […]

Delightful coastal retreat with luminous interiors on Kiawah Island

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This stunning coastal retreat was designed by Nashville-based Landy Gardner Interiors, located on Kiawah Island, just 25 miles southwest of Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina. The idyllic island is known predominantly as a hot spot vacation retreat for those living in Charleston. The island offers spacious villas, miles of white sandy beaches, large and acclaimed golf courses, […]

Wisconsin lake house inspired by movie ‘Something’s Gotta Give’

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This charming lake house was designed by Myefski Architects along with Hickman Design Associates, located in the resort community of Lake Geneva, in Linn, Wisconsin. The two-story, single-family home encompasses 5,800 square feet of living space. It’s beach house style design was inspired by the clients desire to have a home designed similar to the movie ‘Something’s Gotta Give‘. If you have […]

An exquisite modern retreat on the idyllic island of Nantucket

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This striking modern retreat was designed by architecture studio Workshop/APD, located on Nantucket, a tiny, isolated island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. As stated by the architects,”this residence is the essence of modern architecture and design set within the traditional vernacular of Nantucket.” From the exterior facade of this two story property, the cedar shingle-style architecture is […]

Charming lakeside retreat perched on the shores of Lake Geneva

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This lakeside retreat was designed by Myefski Architects along with Hickman Design Associates, nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva, in a quaint resort community of Southeast Wisconsin. Consisting of 5,200 square feet, this family home inspires a coastal style elegance. The exterior facade of this beachy vacation pad boasts charming shingle-style architecture. The homeowners requested a lakeside retreat that […]

Modern retreat in Vermont inspired by a meadow landscape

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This modern retreat is a sustainable home design commissioned by architectural studio Smith & Vansant Architects, located in Vermont. The residence is nestled on an expansive meadow landscape, surrounded by grasses and a forest of mature trees. The exterior facade of the home is a beautiful display of modern, clean lines. It is constructed with a […]