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Custom hillside retreat with spectacular views overlooking Saratoga Lake

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This custom hillside retreat features a European-California influenced design by Witt Construction, positioned high above Saratoga Lake, in Stillwater, New York. This beautiful property is vacation home for a family of four. The exterior facade of this residence is finished with a combination of reclaimed cypress wood, stucco and stone (black bear granite). The roofing […]

Breathtaking shingle-style residence on Lake Minnetonka

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This shingle-style residence was designed by Swan Architecture and built by John Kraemer & Sons, located in Carman Bay, a community of Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. Designed as a home away from home for a family of four, the cottage serves as a wonderful destination spot for seasonal recreation. When the parents retire, they will eventually transition […]

Idyllic Cape Cod beach retreat overlooking the Atlantic ocean

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Nestled atop Blueberry Hill sits a beautiful Cape Cod beach retreat imagined by Hutker Architects, featuring elements that are both refined and rustic. The dwelling overlooks a wind blown salt marsh, with magnificent views of the Atlantic ocean beyond. This tranquil retreat was designed for a family who wished to have a year-round escape in the Cape. The […]

Rustic ranch house retreat designed for family gatherings in Texas

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This rustic ranch house is a family retreat custom designed by Burleson Design Group and built by Coachman Homes, located on 26 acres in Wimberley, Texas. Designed to maximize the dramatic northern views, this farmhouse encompasses 3,700 square feet of living space. The challenge of this project was to bring natural breezes throughout the structure, while taking advantage of the light […]

A charming seaside cabin on the beach of Portugal

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This inviting seaside cabin designed by the Portuguese studio Saaranha Vasconcelos is nestled beachside near Comporta, a village in Portugal. The atmosphere of this home speaks of true relaxation and joie de vivre. The interiors feature candy colors, pieces that move and extra comfort. The cabin was designed as a summer haven and weekend getaway with […]

Coastal modern retreat on Ponte Verda Beach, Florida

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This ultra-casual beach house retreat is full of light and devoid of clutter, designed by Balfoort Architecture with interiors by Beach Chic Design in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. This is a vacation home built for a family whose primary residence is in San Jose, California. The homeowners had an affinity for the beach and when this property […]

Shingle-style seaside escape overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

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This shingle-style Cape Cod retreat is nestled on a peninsula on Buzzard’s Bay, in Falmouth, Massachusetts, was designed by Hutker Architects along with designers Williams & Spade. CH Newton Builders also worked on this project, a true collaboration by all, taking two years to complete. This family home was designed with the intention of using it as […]

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 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 […]

Modern-rustic barn style retreat in Texas Hill Country

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This modern-rustic ranch house was designed as a family retreat by Cornerstone Architects, nestled on a 2,000 acres property near Llano in Texas Hill Country. The homeowners used this property as getaway from their main residence in Houston, however they soon outgrew the smaller dwelling original to the site. In its place was built a much more spacious home […]