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House in Baião: A Wooden Refuge in Portugal

House in Baião: A Wooden Refuge in Portugal

Welcome to House in Baião, a contemporary vacation house located in Portugal. Built upon ancient ruins, Traço Alternativo designed this house to blend in with the bucolic green setting while preserving the memory of the preexisting house.

Natural wood was used as the privileged material for both structure and coverings, inside and out, creating its own language and innovating with its simple, raw beauty. With its wood details, contrasts between wood and concrete and the feeling of comfort and order that the wooden ceilings create, House in Baião is the perfect wooden refuge.

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.

Tengoku Residence by CLB Architects

Tengoku Residence by CLB Architects

Tengoku Residence, a modern Japanese-inspired 4,700-square-foot (436.3 m²) vacation home designed by CLB Architects, is located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the perfect location to experience the Rocky Mountain West.

This stunning four-bedroom home, named after the Japanese word for “paradise”, offers breathtaking views of the pond and the Tetons beyond, and is arranged around a series of garden courtyards. The organic roof openings, translucent purple amethyst slab, and Caracas blue limestone cladding add a unique and creative touch to the mid-century modern design. With its carefully framed views of nature, operable clerestory windows, and triple-paned windows, Tengoku Residence is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of Jackson Hole.