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CasasNaAreia in Portugal.

If you’ve been aching for a peaceful escape that’s both eco and modern, we couldn’t think of a more stunning place to sit back and relax than Casas na Areia in Comporta, Portugal. Designed by architects Aires Mateus, this gorgeous retreat takes old masonry buildings and turns them into new, contemporary structures set upon the sand. Creating a delicate balance between the natural landscape and modern architecture, Aires Mateus’ design is able to evoke a poetic visual and visceral experience from its inhabitants.

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Canvas hotel 2012 Season.

The Canvas Hotel is situated in Nissedal Kommune in Telemark, two kilometres from the nearest road.  The main dining, bar and utility area is located in the center of the small collection of 9 yurts spread out on the island. The total capacity is 20 guests in yurts with 2 or 4 beds. The yurts Each yurt has wooden flooring, a wood stove and very comfortable beds. The showers are situated next to the sauna yurt. Leave two coffee cups on the steps in front of the yurt in the evening before you go to bed, and and you will be woken up with fresh coffee in the morning.

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FC ITU house by Studio Arthur Casas.

FC ITU house by Studio Arthur Casas is located about an hour from São Paulo, the house in Itu is a refuge for a young couple with children. A prime position on the banks of a small lake and the presence of a large yellow ipe tree led us to create a house that takes maximum advantage of the landscape.

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Brook Farm in Simrishamn, Sweden.

This farm house is located in Simrishamn, Österlen in the southeastern part of the province of Scania, in Sweden. The 22,000 square foot park plot, consisting mostly of grown oaks, is surrounded by a stone wall. The property comprises spacious 500 square meters (5400 ft2) spread over a variety of amazing rooms. The austere exterior is characterized by horizontal white panels, galvanized metal roofs and large glass windows.

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Chalet Des Druns, Chamonix.

This vast chalet of 700m2 was constructed for luxurious holiday rentals and combines contemporary French Alpine architecture and design with the practical necessities for weekly high-end rentals for both summer and winter. Le Chalet des Drus has a sumptuous indoor swimming pool and spa area which is very rare to be found in Chamonix. There is also a gym, hot tub, hammam and cinema room – this chalet offers 5-star accommodation from top to toe! The use of these traditional materials contrasts beautifully with the modern design features such as the glass stairway and slate dining table using iron legs from the workshop of Mr Eiffel, (architect of the Eiffel Tower). This creates a stunning harmony respecting traditional building materials, and techniques with modern design features and technology.

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Torre di Moravola, medieval modernism.

Torre di Moravola is a 12th C retreat created from a medieval watchtower situated on a mountainside overlooking the Carpini valley in Umbria, Italy.

Outbuildings, gardens, terraces and a 25 metre infinity pool are aligned on an axis with the tower to maximise the dramatic 360 degree views over secluded valleys, unchanged for centuries, giving the sensation of being totally removed from the modern world.

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Casa Sisal by Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos.

Located in Yucatan, Mexico, Hacienda Sac Chich was constructed Casa Sisal by Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos in 2010.

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Compound in the dunes by Ike Kligerman Barkley.

Compound in the dunes by Ike Kligerman Barkley is on a rolling site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this beach house brings together two contrasting ideas – nineteenth century Shingle Style design, and a contemporary preference for material and textural expression over architectural detail. While the exterior captures the local design aesthetic, the interior treats light, space and surface in a distinctly modern fashion. Photographer: Peter Aaron / Esto.

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Chalet Vardar, Verbier.

The stunning property in the Sonalon area of Verbier was completed in 2011. It occupies an enviable position in the heights of Verbier, with unparalleled views of the village below and the surrounding mountains. The exterior of the chalet has been traditionally designed with the use of old wood in keeping with the local architecture. The interior was artfully designed by a leading London based interior designer. Chalet for rent by Leo Trippi Luxury Travel.

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Vaucluse House by Bruce Stafford Architects.

Vaucluse House by Bruce Stafford Architects is situated on a narrow site with waterfront at one short end and parkland along the long northerly side. The prime design generator was to frame the various view opportunities from the moment one arrived off the street, by creating a range of different spaces, all connected to a central vertical and horizontal circulation spine on the long axis of the site. This resulted in a series of courtyards and volumetric experiences until arriving at the edge of the infinity pool. The courtyard and double volume living area allow other spaces to ‘borrow’ views by looking through them. The use of natural, textural finishes was core to the design brief, the clients wanting a warm, earthy aesthetic. Rich stone elements such as backlit Onyx and dry stacked quartz stone walls provide highlights in the material palette.

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House by George Zafiriou in Serifos, Greece.

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Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa in Mexico.

High upon a majestic clif fside overlooking the azure Pacific is a place of awe-inspiring natural beauty. Time slows to the rhythm of waves against rocky spires. Sea breezes whisper through tropical groves. Welcome to Capella Ixtapa. Intimate in scale, discreet in every respect, Capella Ixtapa envelops you in tranquil seclusion. From the open sea just beyond, the resort’s interior spaces f low organically, an extension of their natural surroundings. Sweeping Pacific views, a private balcony and plunge pool g race each guestroom. Our Personal Assistants, always within reach, see that your every preference is met and every wish, fulfilled. It’s the Capella custom. All around you, endless ocean vistas cast their spell. Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa in Mexico.

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Villa Baie, Côte d’Azur.

The exteriors are set with extensive furnished terraces and a heated infinity pool facing the sea that extends with a lawned garden. On 3 levels distributed by a lift up to the solarium terrace, the interiors bathed with sunlight comprise, on the upper floor an entrance hall from the parking and garage, the master suite with dressing and bathroom, one double bedroom with bathroom and one double bedroom with shower, all opening onto the solarium terrace. Down, the main level opening onto terraces comprise a large living room, a dining room, a professional kitchen, a day toilet, a double bedroom with bathroom and a double bedroom with shower room. The pool level it set with a large furnished beach club and a service bedroom. Villa for rent by Leo Trippi.

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Rustic House La Finca by UXUS.

La Finca by UXUS is located in one of the most picturesque villages in Mallorca, this rustic Spanish farm from the 13th century was transformed into a private family holiday residence. The interior atmosphere was designed as an eclectic balance between the comfortable rustic and clean sophistication. La Finca’s landscape design was inspired by the rough and dramatic Mallorcan terrain, which surrounds the property. Its gardens incorporate an orchard, ancient olive trees, a guesthouse and a 15 meter pool. The swimming pool is the centerpiece of the garden and is designed to appear suspended over the property’s orange orchard. The overall objective of La Finca was to visually blend the existing house, the natural surroundings and the new construction into a harmonious whole.

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Apartment in the middle of Stockholm.

In the middle of Stockholm, you’ll find this internationally featured 340 m2 apartment on two floors that exudes character and is at the apex of architectural design. You’ll enjoy the excitement of the big city, with its restaurants, an international school and proximity to all that the city has to offer. In contrast, the apartment is a modern and tranquil oasis designed and renovated by architects Björn and Marianne Aaro for Filippa Knutsson. Source: skeppsholmen

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Apartment in Stockholm.

Located on the island of Lilla Essingen, on the top floor of a waterfront building, this home consists of three rooms, a recently renovated kitchen and a 30 square meter terrace. Thanks to Skeppsholmen.

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St Leon 10 by SAOTA and Antoni Associates.

St Leon 10 is located in the affluent suburb of Bantry Bay, in Cape Town, South Africa, the project was completed in 2006 by SAOTA and Antoni Associates.

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Hotel Leela Goa, India.

Hotel Leela Goa Combine the opulence and luxury of The Leela with the natural beauty and Portuguese heritage of South Goa for the ultimate beach holiday. The hotel is set in 75 lush acres with a pristine beach, a 12 hole golf course and world class dining. While the rooms and suites, The Restaurant and the signature Jamavar have been designed by Jeffrey A. Wilkes, the principal designer of DESIGNWILKES, the art and embellishment has been done by Mrs. Madhu Nair.

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Casa Hannah in Bali, Indonesia by Bo Design.

CASA HANNAH is ideally situated right at the heart of Seminyak, the trendiest district in Bali. Located 30/45 minutes away from the airport, this ultra-modern, incredibly bright villa is also just a few minutes from the beach and the sea.

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Villa Hermosa in Costa Smeralda, Italy.

The villa has a private park of approx 5.000 sq. metres, large living room with exit on covered terraces and internal patio, dining room, kitchen, and outdoor dining area, 2 master bedrooms each one with bathrooms en-suite, 1 twin room with bathroom, 1 double room with bathroom and access to another room with 2 beds (ideal for kids). Laundry area with staff bedroom with 2 beds and bathroom. Large private swimming-pool with sea view, 2 covered parking places plus 1 uncovered. The villa is situated in a complex with custodian, share swimming-pool and direct access to the beach equipped with umbrellas and chairs.

This property is for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate

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