Nestled at the foot of Monte Abantos, in San Lorenzo del Escorial, lies Casa Rubens – weekend retreat designed by Estudio Reciente. This single-storey house, envisioned as a warm Mediterranean getaway for a young Madrid family, draws inspiration from the 1950s summer homes of Cadaqués. Color takes center stage in this inviting abode, which doubles as a venue for gatherings and artistic showcases.
With a special nod to the region’s rich history and proximity to the Monastery of El Escorial, this comprehensive renovation seamlessly blends modernist flair with vibrant hues. Get ready to explore a colorful, modernist masterpiece in the heart of Spain.
Explore the Leit House by Schwartz and Architecture, a mid-century modern masterpiece in Sonoma Valley, California. Inspired by the region’s volcanic legacy, this 2021-designed single-story house melds resilience with elegance, offering a unique take on simplicity and sophistication against a backdrop of historic natural beauty.
Step into the Private Apartment in Dolomites, where Lissoni & Partners redefine luxury in Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy. Merging contemporary design with breathtaking natural vistas, this 2023 project offers a unique holiday home experience. The space is a testament to modern living, adorned with art and encircled by nature’s majesty, crafted with reimagined traditional materials.
Discover Casa Ulìa, a minimalist gem by Margine in Caprarica di Lecce, Italy, fusing modern design with Salento’s rural charm. In this 2023 project, a young couple’s dream of a peaceful retreat comes alive amid olive groves.
Integrating local materials and traditions, Casa Ulìa stands as a testament to sustainable, energy-efficient living. Its open spaces, panoramic views, and bespoke furnishings exemplify the seamless blend of luxury and the rustic allure of the Italian countryside.
Villa of the Star, a rustic retreat in Da Lat, Vietnam, stands as a testament to sustainable design by APS Concept. Nestled in a pine forest, this house blends local materials like stone and pine wood with large glass windows, creating a seamless connection with nature.
Designed as part of the Mo Stay project, it offers a perfect balance of privacy and community, making it ideal for family gatherings and tranquil escapes.
Refuge Lake, designed by Leila Dionizios for CasaCor 2023, stands as a serene haven in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This unique refuge, formed from two shipping containers, blends Scandinavian design with a tropical twist.
Light tones and natural materials dominate, featuring sustainable wood, linen furnishings, and a custom Corian bathtub. Every detail, from the USB-equipped bed to the skylight bathroom, is crafted for comfort and elegance, perfectly complementing its lakeside setting.
Discover the transformation of a 1960s residential building on Lake Orta’s eastern shore in Italy’s picturesque Piedmont region. Studio Primatesta masterfully reimagined this property into a modern, minimalist haven. Named Casa B, this renovation strips back additions to reveal a simple, flat-roofed structure with a stunning terrace.
Inside, find sleek design elements like a fireplace wall and a kitchen wall in a spacious living room, all framing breathtaking lake views. The serene bedroom areas and a quaint wine cellar with reclaimed boards add to the charm, mirroring the tranquility of Lake Orta and San Giulio Island.
Discover Casa Mangos, a Mediterranean-Tropical refuge in Playa Guiones Nosara, Costa Rica. Designed by Salagnac Arquitectos in 2022, this house stands as a stunning blend of Mediterranean elegance and Costa Rican traditions. Just steps from the beach, it offers a unique ‘L’ shaped layout, promoting natural ventilation and uniting luxurious living with environmental respect.
Experience the fusion of limestone, teak, and palm in a design that celebrates local craftsmanship and Costa Rica’s rich heritage, all while providing a serene refuge in the heart of a tropical paradise.