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Nortehaus by Willy Kuhne

Nortehaus by Willy Kuhne

Nortehaus is a B&B retreat located in Norland, Canada, designed by Willy Kuhne in 2023 with a minimalist design style. Situated in the picturesque area of Norland, this retreat offers spectacular views of the river and the surrounding trees.

Drawing from Nordic and Japanese influences, Nortehaus honours simplicity, good company, sustainability, and all things hygge. Enjoy the floor-to-ceiling windows in the expansive living area, unwind in the cozy bedrooms featuring 12-inch memory foam mattresses and full ensuite bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling tiled showers, or take a lazy swim in the summer or a cold plunge in the winter in the nearby river. All elements throughout Nortehaus were selected with an appreciation for high-end materials.

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Villa Messenia by Block722

FeaturedVilla Messenia by Block722

Villa Messenia, designed in 2021 by Block722, is a luxury vacation home located in Messenia, Greece.

This stunning residence blends the elegance of a chic urban retreat with the all-natural feel and openness of an idyllic getaway. Situated on a generous, sloped, seaside plot and surrounded by native Mediterranean vegetation, Villa Messenia is the perfect place for a family getaway. Spanning 310 sq. m (3,335 sq. ft), the house is arranged across three floors, featuring two living areas, a large dining room, a professional kitchen, and 8 bedrooms.

The interior composition is built around the clean yet warm and textured organic minimalism that defines Block722’s work, utilizing dark and light timber, natural stone, terrazzo floors, marble, metal and soft white walls. Custom-designed furniture pieces, handmade craft-led items, and specially commissioned pieces such as rope wall art further add a bespoke touch to the property.

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Sonoma Pool House by Light Space Architecture Office

Sonoma Pool House by Light Space Architecture Office

Take a relaxing dip in the stunning Sonoma Pool House, designed by the highly acclaimed Light Space Architecture Office.

Located in beautiful Geyserville, California, this modern pool house is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Built in 2017, this property takes advantage of the picturesque surroundings of the Sonoma wine country and provides an idyllic retreat.

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Sonoma Wine Country 1 by Feldman Architecture

FeaturedSonoma Wine Country 1 by Feldman Architecture

Take a journey with us to Sonoma Wine Country 1, a contemporary-style retreat designed in 2021 by Feldman Architecture located in Sonoma, California.

This one-bedroom escape has been cleverly transformed into an idyllic family home, complete with an updated primary suite, modern kitchen, yoga and Pilates studio, and a great room with expansive views of the valley floor and distant hills.

Step outdoors to take in the beauty of the area with a poolside patio, terrace, and fire pit, all offering comfortable outdoor living. With dark-stained cedar siding, softly glowing plaster walls, and low stone landscape walls, Sonoma Wine Country 1 is the perfect place to experience the beauty of Sonoma County.

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Villa of The Woods by APS Concept

FeaturedVilla of The Woods by APS Concept

Discover the Villa of The Woods, a modern minimalist retreat nestled in the pine forests of Da Lat, Vietnam. This 2022 project by APS Concept provides a unique experience of connecting people with nature.

Large windows, neutral tones and rustic-yet-modern interiors combine to create a peaceful and inviting atmosphere. The outdoor living area includes a large BBQ table surrounded by the forest and provides a perfect spot for families to play and relax. The Woods is a true contemporary forest resort, a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and return to the simple things.

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The Mushroom by ZJJZ Atelier

The Mushroom by ZJJZ Atelier

The Mushroom is a surreal forest retreat located in Xinyu, China, designed by ZJJZ Atelier in 2020.

Located near Fairy Lake, an area with over 1600 years of history, this retreat provides guests with the opportunity to relax and enjoy nature. The two-volume design features a panoramic window and a skylight to bring nature into the space, while the steel structure and granolithic concrete cladding ensures that the building will harmoniously blend into the surrounding environment.

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Boa Vista House by Gabriel Pozzobom

FeaturedBoa Vista House by Gabriel Pozzobom

Discover the Boa Vista House, a stunning retreat located in Santo Antônio da Patrulha, Brazil. Designed by Gabriel Pozzobom in 2019, the house is a stunning example of brick and concrete architecture.

The project is situated on sloping north-facing land, with two intersected volumes that serve for private and social activities, and a single floor plan. Boa Vista House takes full advantage of its surroundings with large windows providing views of the hills and pond, and cross ventilation to cool the house in the Brazilian summer. Experience the perfect combination of nature and design in this unique retreat.

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Ksaraah by Taliesyn – Design & Architecture

Ksaraah by Taliesyn – Design & Architecture

Introducing Ksaraah, a weekend retreat located in Bengaluru, India, designed by Taliesyn – Design & Architecture in 2021. The two-storey residence is perched atop the site’s highest level, framed by views of the majestic Savandurga Hill, one of the largest monolith hills in Asia. This one-of-a-kind real estate project blends harmoniously with its lush surroundings, creating a serene atmosphere with limitless opportunities for its inhabitants.

The design intervention is focused on creating adaptable, multi-use communal spaces while remaining respectful of the local community and landscape. It ensures minimum deviation from the existing landscape while providing a space with its own distinct identity. With its sleek exterior staircase, feature stone wall, and a pool as its epicentre, Ksaraah is a perfect example of modern architecture and design style.

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