If you skip some few attributes of modern life, you might get the impression that in this historic house in the state of New York time stopped more than 150 years ago. Beamed ceilings, old photographs and books, furniture from flea markets – the designer and the owners made every effort to preserve the necessary atmosphere in this old mansion. A special charm is created by an old stove in the dining room and a fireplace in the living room, which for the last hundred years have seen so many different days in this house. It’s great when old homes get a new happy life!
Outside, this house in Melbourne is almost unremarkable – a small white building in Victorian style with a narrow path that leads to the entrance. But it’s worth going inside, as you understand, that here is a completely different world. The modern interiors with lots of wood finishes, large windows, the space designed for a large family with an active lifestyle. However, comfort and functionality are valued here no less than beauty and style. All rooms combine wooden elements and bright details. The veranda, which you can relax, dine or play sports, is both in the backyard and in front of the house. It’s amazing how sometimes the first look can be deceiving!
The Basque Country is an autonomy in the north of Spain with its traditions, its own Basque language and amazing landscapes. It is there that this rustic style house is located. Wood, white furniture and bright details – the interiors are filled with comfort and sunlight. There is a veranda where you can sunbathe in summer, and there is a library under the roof. By the way, no TV in this house – the sofa zone surrounds the fireplace and panoramic windows overlooking the mountains. A great combination of simplicity, ease and homie atmosphere!
Today we have a wonderful example of Tudor houses – a mansion in Portland, USA. There are high ceilings with wood beams, noble wooden furniture and elements made of natural stone. At the same time, the interiors do not look too classic, they are fully comfortable for the meed of a modern family and is complemented by contemporary decor elements. It’s amazing that some people choose such an interesting style for their home!
The owners of this Californian home in California has a very interesting profession – they are winemakers, and their dwelling is part of an old winery. Over time, the house fell into decay and it had to be preserved. It was decided to make the house more modern without significant alterations. It turned out to be minimalist and stylish. We especially liked the kitchen with a panoramic window, the area by the fireplace and the bathroom on the second floor. It’s so easy and elegant, a house with a history can really find a second fascinating life!
Have you ever swum in the pool next to a cozy fireplace? If not, you need to go to Bolzano, Italy, because the The San Luis hotel brings the winter holiday to a new level. Delightful wooden chalets and tree houses are surrounded by a crystal lake, forest and snowy peaks. In the rooms there are fireplaces, beds with fluffy blankets and bathtubs in the middle of the space. All interiors are decorated in a traditional Alpine style, but without too much of decor, because the environment and comfort are on the first place here. Of course, the main highlight of the hotel – spa zone with a swimming pool and fireplace. There is no better place to rest after a mountain walk or skiing. This hotel combines coziness, privacy and comfort, and all this gives an unforgettable experience.
This small wooden cabin in the beautiful mountainous area of Wyoming is a holiday home that the owners use as a weekend escape in pursuit of peace and tranquility. The house is built of wood and stone, has traditional simple shapes, but the interiors showcase a cool mix of rough natural materials and contemporary design items. Cozy and stylish!
Mountain house on the slope of a snow-covered mountain – that’s how we usually imagine an ideal place for winter holidays. In this alpine chalet, everything seems to be ready for celebrations: the Christmas tree is decorated, textile and the decor creates a warm festive mood. And all of this looks so cozy!
Everyone knows that best winters are in Norway, with lots of snow and real frosts. It is no wonder that Norwegians know a lot about winter rest, and their wooden cottages are always so cozy and warm. This wonderful chalet high in the mountains can be called an ideal place to spend winter holidays: there is a large living room with stunning views, several fireplace areas, enjoyable natural materials and a stylish design. Real dream!
Famous Russian businessman Oleg Tinkov last year became famous with the projects of luxury chalet hotels La Datcha in French Alps, and already this year he brought a piece of Alps to Russia. The 3rd “Dacha” that is located in Astrakhan region has opened its doors for guests this summer and is a perfect getaway for fishing enthusiasts. The house architecture was inspired by modern Alpine chalet and resort can be rented entirely for a family or a large company. Let’s have a look!