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Cedar shingles defines a cozy beach house on Martha’s Vineyard

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This modern beach house was designed by Andrew Franz Architect as a family retreat, located in Martha’s Vineyard, an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The owners are a Manhattan-based couple and their two teenage children who sought to have a summer getaway. They are both writers and self-described introverts, who desired their new home to […]

A luxury mountain retreat with views of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

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This luxury mountain retreat was designed by Charles Cunniffe Architects, perched on a windswept rocky mountainside above Aspen, Colorado. The exquisite interiors reflect a unique blend of Art Deco with clean contemporary detailing along with 36 species of wood. The challenge began when the Florida-based owners commissioned the architects to responsibly deconstruct much of the […]

A timber clad retreat inspired by nature in the English countryside

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This timber clad retreat called ‘Verte’ is a wonderful self-catering holiday home nestled on a hillside in Chevithorne, a quaint village in England, United Kingdom. This ‘grown-up treehouse’ was built on the Chevithorne Barton Estate, home to the world-famous oak collection. Offering simple modern elegance, this award-winning escape features an angular design composed entirely of larch cladding […]

A storybook lakeside cottage in Connecticut offers a wonderful escape

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This storybook lakeside cottage was reimagined with a mix of casual and sophisticated styling by Thom Filicia, located on Candlewood Lake, Connecticut. A family from Brooklyn, New York desired a cottage where they could escape to the great outdoors for relaxation and leisurely activities. Above: The entryway features a ceiling light fixture from Circa Lighting, […]

A lakeside camp-like home provides a woodland escape in New Hampshire

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This lakeside camp-like home was created by Murdough Design, nestled in a Hemlock-Beech forest adjacent to Squam Lake, New Hampshire. This newly devised guest house transforms the site from a simple lakeside retreat into a three-generation family camp.  The 2,816 square foot structure promotes communion with nature and family, and together with new paths and […]

A camp style home nestled on the breathtaking Lake Champlain

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This beautiful camp style home was created by Cushman Design Group, located at the end of a peninsula on the shoreline of Lake Champlain, Vermont. The homeowners wished to replace the existing flood-ravaged camp that previously existed on the property. With interesting and varied lake views spanning from the cove to the east, to a long […]

A cozy cottage with soothing interiors perched on a Minnesota lake

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This warm and cozy lakefront cottage was designed by Rehkamp Larson Architects, nestled along Gull Lake, Minnesota. In this region, the tradition of vacation at the lake brings back memories of early mornings fishing, long days on the water, and sweet light fading to starry skies. While the architecture of the vernacular cottage form was secondary, […]

A rustic family lake house gets a charming restoration in Vermont

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This rustic family lake house was reimagined by Smith & Vansant Architects, nestled on the Western end of the picturesque Lake Fairlee, Vermont. Originally constructed as a seasonal boarding house in circa 1910, this five-bedroom dwelling was in need of a complete overhaul, furthered by significant storm-blown tree damage. The architects renovated this home in […]

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