When you look at photographs of such houses, you realize that there is something more than just good architecture and a cozy design. The top class design is when there is a complete harmony of the modern structure of natural materials with the surrounding nature. When the home does not interfere, but vice versa, it fits perfectly into the landscape, is its integral part. And this house in New Zealand is just such – modern, eco-friendly, incredible. It’s just a fairy tale!
This secluded stone villa is situated far away from civilization, amidst the incredible mountain scenery on the lake shore in New Zealand. The architects of Sumich Chaplin tried so hard not to harm the unique nature that they literally buried the house into the hill, making it one with the local untouched environment. A real wonder!
People in Spanish countryside rarely build new houses, instead, they carefully and lovingly restore old buildings and that’s just awesome. The owner of this charming country house has very warm feelings about this cozy cottage in northern Spain: as a kid, she came here with parents every summer for a holiday. And now after many years, she decided to return the house to life, just to be able to relax here with her own children. What a beautiful place!
It is hard to think of a better place for a tranquil family weekend than this picturesque glade in Vermont: there’s nobody around, only wild untouched nature and the rustle of trees. It was here that the couple decided to build a simple, but comfy weekend getaway. The structure of this modern barn is plain and clean with a completely open interior plan – the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms make up one common space. Wonderful home and place!
Just one hour drive from Amsterdam and you get into a real idyll: well-groomed lawns, winding canals and wonderful little houses harmoniously inscribed in the landscape. Here is one of them. This small modern cottage of 189 sqm, that is reminiscent of traditional Dutch houses in form, is surrounded by lush greenery and has private access to water. The interior design is simple and soft but with Scandinavian elegance and style. A dream home!
Rafa and Blanca, a couple from Madrid recently made a very important decision for themselves: to change the life in a big city and a good job on a beautiful country house in a quiet province in northern Spain. And now they feel like being on vacation all year round – mountains, magnificent nature and tranquility are available to them every day. Indeed, an amazing living!
Western celebrities usually do not like to expose their well-being to the show, so their homes are rarely filled with garish luxury. And this wooden cottage of Hollywood actress Amanda Seyfried, that is located two hours from New York, proves the rule. The old barn built almost 100 years ago looks rather modest on the outside, and inside the emphasis is on cosiness and natural materials, though not without fine design from General Assembly studio. Here the romantic comedies star comes on weekends to recharge, ride horses and reunite with nature. Let’s have a look!
This lovely English cottage is a part of a unique collection of restored old houses that are now available for rent in the wonderful 5000 acres wildlife in the Suffolk county. This home embodied all beauty and charm of classic architecture and timeless interiors. Ideal getaway if you seek privacy and tranquility!
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The founder of Meyer Davis studio Will Meyer opened the door of his amazing Hamptons home. Old modernist property and outstanding location attracted designer several years ago despite poor condition, but heavy renovation was done before the house became an ideal nest for his family. The layout was changed towards open living and glass walls were added. Awesome example of modern family living!