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Beach House Maldives

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Hidden in the unspoiled atolls of the north, The Beach House Maldives combines local flavor with global sophistication. Exclusively chic and wonderfully laid-back, this Maldives luxury resort upholds the highest standards of modern luxury whilst maintaining indigenous traditions and an authentic island ambiance. This idyllic retreat sits on an exclusive 35 acre private island fringed […]

Ultra-modern hillside house: Casa Barone

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An existing summer house on a steep continuous slope was the starting point for this project. Casa Barone is an ultra-modern hillside house designed by Sweden architects WRB. The old house sat in the middle of the property leaving only unusable narrow and highly sloping ground around it. A main issue was therefore to regain […]

Suncrest Residence on beautiful Orcas Island

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Located in Orcas Island, Washington, the 3,000 square foot Suncrest Residence sits among trees, rocks, ponds, and bald eagle nests. Heliotrope Architects designed this new residence located on a pristine 26 acre site comprised of a mature Douglas fir and pacific madrone forest, with occasional rocky clearings and several small ponds. The site is ecologically […]

Stunning glass and concrete home in Italy

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Sicilian studio Architrend Architecture has completed the Villa T project, a stunning house made of glass and concrete. Located in Ragusa in Sicily, Italy, this 3,330 square-foot single family residence sits on a rural lot and was completed in 2007. The relationship with the context and the sequence of the three stacked floors relies on […]

Beautiful zen house with dramatic views

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The water house is a private house, located at the foot of snow mountain Yulong in Lijiang, China. The residence sits on a wide open sloping site, which has a panoramic view towards Lijiang, an ancient trading settlement whose old town is famous for its historic network of waterways and bridges. Designed by architecture firm […]

A transformed barn into a stylish home in Belgium

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Transforming an old barn into a stylish new home, was not just about creating elegant interiors with a rustic touch; the building’s relationship to the outside world and its physical and emotional connection to the surrounding landscape, were just as crucial in the design process. Belgian architecture and interior design practice Buro II, who a […]

Vault Room: Sensational retreat in Bruges

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Architects 51N4E converted an old shop into a contemporary weekend-home. The renovation of this small terraced house, along one of the ‘Reien’ in the historical heart of Bruges, Belgium, consists of reinterpreting the typical cramped back buildings as a spacious and generously lit winter garden. The facade as well as the assets of the old […]

Unbelievable home in the Brazilian mountains

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Mountain House is an unbelievable home with sustainable design features consisting of 8,000 square feet, created by David Guerra Architecture. Built as a weekend refuge for family gatherings, the house features stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, located on an ecological reserve in Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The materials were chosen with the aim […]

Breathtaking retreat off the Koh Samui coast

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Thailand’s X2 (pronounced “cross-to”) resorts are about soul, freedom and simplicity. These credos add up to an earthy philosophy that beautifully continues at X2 Koh Samui, on the Hua Thannon beach on the southeastern coast of Koh Samui island in Thailand. The newly built resort’s 27 villas rest on a largely undeveloped beach surrounded by […]

Historic 16th century restoration in Herefordshire

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This beautiful home is located in Park Farm, Worcestershire is an Elizabethan style home that has been restored to last another 500 years of family life. You are looking at the delightful results of a restoration process that took place after carefully exploring the history of the building. The “new residence” is a mix of […]