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SW House: Porto Feliz’s Contemporary Oasis

FeaturedSW House: Porto Feliz’s Contemporary Oasis

Set against the serene backdrop of Porto Feliz, Brazil, the SW House offers a contemporary retreat for those escaping São Paulo’s pace. Designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura in 2013, this two-story house embraces the land’s natural contours, highlighted by a 9.8-foot stone wall.

With panoramic lake views, sleek design elements, and a blend of leisure and luxury, it’s a modern marvel in a historic setting.

Zarzales: Reimagining a Woodland Retreat in Mexico

FeaturedZarzales: Reimagining a Woodland Retreat in Mexico

Nestled in the tranquil woods of Valle de Bravo, Mexico, the Zarzales project is a striking testament to the seamless fusion of minimalist design with nature’s allure. Designed by the acclaimed PPAA in 2021, this weekend home elevates the concept of a woodland retreat, skillfully blurring the line between indoor and outdoor spaces. Immerse yourself in this thoughtfully-crafted abode, where every room offers glimpses of lush vegetation, and the forest’s tranquility seeps in through a wood and glass roofed terrace.

Shelter Island House: A Tranquil Retreat in New York’s Island Oasis

FeaturedShelter Island House: A Tranquil Retreat in New York’s Island Oasis

Unveiling the hidden gem of Shelter Island, New York – the Shelter Island House. This exquisite single-story weekend retreat, meticulously redesigned by Koning Eizenberg Architecture in 2023, harmoniously blends with its verdant surroundings.

Catering to the owners’ needs for shade and comfort, the home exudes tranquillity, featuring an extended porch offering breathtaking views of the island’s natural beauty. An embodiment of thoughtful design and sustainable living, the house utilizes local materials like cedar and concrete, enriching the indoor-outdoor continuity, and relies on rooftop photovoltaic panels for energy efficiency.

Tres Arboles: A Stunning Weekend House in Valle de Bravo

FeaturedTres Arboles: A Stunning Weekend House in Valle de Bravo

Tucked away in the picturesque Valle de Bravo, Mexico, Casa Tres Árboles (Tres Arboles) is a weekend house that has been redesigned and remodeled in 2021 by the renowned design firm dıreccıon.

The client’s main directive was to give the 25 year old house a refreshed style and updated finishes, while still preserving its cozy weekend getaway feel. The transformation was no small feat – the unleveled terrain with pronounced slope presented a great challenge – but the end result is a beautiful sanctuary of repose, meditation and balance. The house features a double height foyer, open living and dining spaces, outdoor porch with a custom-made stone fire pit, and a serene kitchen and bathrooms. The materials used have a warm and natural feel, and the color palette creates a sense of refuge and retreat.

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.