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Casa Rubens: A Colorful Retreat by EstudioReciente

Modern interior with blue spiral staircase, red beams, and a kitchen area.

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.

Private Apartment in Dolomites: A Contemporary Retreat

Modern living room with neutral tones, wooden beams, and elegant furniture.

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.

Casa Ulìa: Margine’s Modern Retreat in Italy’s Olive Groves

Modern single-story building with a patterned facade and central walkway.

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 Serene, Eco-Friendly Retreat in Da Lat

Modern two-story house with mixed-material facade surrounded by trees at dusk.

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: Brazil’s Nature-Inspired Hideaway

Modern glass-walled cabin surrounded by lush greenery.

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.

Casa B: Lake Orta’s Minimalist Retreat

Minimalist living room with neutral tones, modern furniture, and large windows.

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.

Casa Mangos: A Costa Rican Haven with Mediterranean Flair

Modern white villa with open living space and curved pool surrounded by greenery.

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.