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Rustic mountain retreat in Vail showcases fabulous design details

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This amazing stone and log cladded rustic mountain retreat was designed as an extended family vacation home by Studio 80 Interior Design, located in Vail, Colorado. A Florida family had been visiting Colorado for twenty years, now all grown up with families of their own, the parents decided to create a family retreat where they could all come together to enjoy summer […]



Contemporary forest house in the Laurentian Mountains, Quebec

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This striking forest house boasts remarkable architectural forms, located in the Laurentian Mountains, a mountain range in Québec, Canada. The goal of the homeowners was to enjoy the charms of the forest that surrounds them, while gathering here for large family vacations. Therefore, the main goal was to include a basic feature in the specifications for the […]

Mountain modern retreat in Montana is embedded into hillside

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This mountain modern retreat was designed as a family vacation home by Studio H Design, located in Manhattan, a town in Gallatin County, Montana. The homeowner spotted this 300-acre property with waterfront terrain and felt inspired to purchase and build his family dream home. This was a peaceful place to spend time with his three adult […]

Cape Cod-style cottage radiates with pops of sunshine yellow

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This lovely Cape Cod-style cottage was designed by North Carolina-based interiors studio Alys Design, located in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. The designer was called upon by her sister, to refresh a 150-year old beach house into a warm and comfortable family summer retreat. The home offers yellow accents throughout the interiors, along with mesmerizing water vistas. After purchasing, the […]

Modern take on a farmhouse: Weekend retreat in Napa wine country

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Design-build studio Remick Associates Architects created this contemporary weekend retreat, which is nestled amongst the vineyards of Napa Valley, California. Five couples spent a weekend together in Napa Valley and, after a long day of wine tasting, they decided two days just wasn’t enough. They got to talking about how fantastic it would be to […]

Small and cozy modern barn house getaway in Vermont

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This minimal modern barn house was designed by Joan Heaton Architects, along with builder Silver Maple Construction, located in Weybridge, Vermont. This property was designed as a simple vacation getaway spot for a family to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. The structure was sited to take full advantage of southern exposure while maximizing views […]

Contemporary ski chalet in Canada inspired by its environment

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This contemporary ski chalet was designed by AKB Architects, located on a cul-de-sac in a private ski club development in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. Created as a barn-like structure, this chalet serves as a vacation residence for an active family of six who like to entertain. The home encompasses 4,650 square feet of living space spread out […]

Bright and inviting summer vacation retreat in Cádiz, Spain

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Surrounded by a beautiful garden, this summer vacation retreat was designed by architect Enrique Johansson, located in the residential community of Sotogrande, Cádiz, Spain. This home represents the image of the contemplative life. Designed for an extended family that receives many house guests, the home was designed to be comfortable, spacious and very modern. The gorgeous […]

Delightful guesthouse sanctuary offers scenic wine country views

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Set atop a hill with splendid lake views is this guesthouse sanctuary designed Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects, in collaboration with Julie Hawkins Design. Located in St. Helena, California, this home was created for a couple of sophisticated empty nesters from the East Coast looking to have a retreat they could visit to unwind. The property […]