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Modernist refuge of stone, wood, steel and glass in Martis Camp

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An inspiring modernist refuge designed by Jamie Bush is positioned high up in the private mountain community of Martis Camp just outside Lake Tahoe, California. This attractive vacation retreat was designed for a young family looking to escape their busy lifestyle in Silicon Valley. The vision for this refuge was to create a bold, modernist design with materials that […]



Modern Michigan retreat features wood and shipping containers

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This modern weekend retreat with a facade of wood and steel shipping containers is located in Union Pier, Michigan, designed by Fredman Design Group. The retreat is the designers own personal home that she shares with her partner. A blending of traditional and industrial elements, the designer felt inspired to get creative. The architect noted […]

Modern lake house retreat built cliffside in Texas

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Texas-based studio Lake|Flato Architects imagined this modern lake house retreat, constructing it right into the hillside to take advantage of its pristine lakeside views in Marble Falls, Texas. The architects devised the home to be spread out over three levels. The main living spaces are housed on the top floor, nestled just above the tree line to take […]

LEED Platinum New Mexico retreat half-buried in desert terrain

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Designed by Overland Partners, this desert retreat is buried into a hillside, with its low profile emphasized by a series of landscaped roofs, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The design of the structure was inspired by the lands history of Anasazi settlers, known for their cliff dwellings. The residence is comprised of 40,000 gross square feet, […]

An enchanting fairytale cottage retreat in Cornwall

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The Fable is an enchanting fairytale cottage built in the 1700s, a luxurious self-catering country home located near the picturesque village of St Agnes in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The village is situated just a few miles from golden sandy beaches… we can just imagine the smell of the fresh sea air, heavenly! The spacious interiors of […]

Waterfront retreat built for entertaining on the San Juan Islands

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An intimately designed retreat lies nestled in a dense, wooded shoreline site, the imagination of Olson Kundig Architects, located on the San Juan Islands, Washington. The 1,700 square foot home was designed as a place for family and friends to enjoy throughout the year, but especially during the warmer summer months. The most important goal […]

Five-star luxury at the tropical Zilwa resort in the Seychelles

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Zilwa resort is a five-star luxury hotel designed by SAOTA architects in collaboration with interior design studio ARRCC, located on St Anne, an exclusive private island in the Seychelles. The developers of this extraordinary property is a joint venture between IFA Hotels & Resorts and Indian Ocean Resorts Ltd. The resort offers a mixed lifestyle development that […]

Colorado mountain cabin perfectly frames views of Mount Wilson

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Designed as a second home for a couple from Massachusetts, Siemasko + Verbridge were commissioned to help the owners discover this fabulous home site in Telluride, Colorado. Surrounded by a grove of shimmering aspen trees, this mountain retreat overlooks the San Miguel mountain range, with a 180 degree view of the glorious 14,252 foot Mount Wilson. The […]

Playful weekend getaway for a family in Sonoma, California

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BK Interior Design was responsible for designing this family compound that was structured as a series of smaller dwellings to accommodate a young family of five in Sonoma, California. Each of the individual structures is characterized by its own style, which helps to reinforce its function. Together they work in harmony to create a fun and playful […]

Serene and inviting waterfront summer retreat in Cape Cod

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Designed by Hecht and Associates Architects in collaboration with Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design, this vivacious summer retreat is located in Falmouth, a municipality on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The interiors of this stunning home features breathtaking water views and the client’s love for color, creating a stylish retreat that the entire family can enjoy for years to come. Designed with […]