architecture

MCNY House

MCNY House

For a good look at the architectural style known as the “Brazilian Modernist Heritage” feast your eyes on the stunning MCNY House.  This fine example…

Woodman’s Treehouse

Woodman’s Treehouse

The idea of living among the branches of a tree touches a visceral part of the human psyche.  This ‘Woodman’s Treehouse’ ($380/night) in West Dorset,…

Undermountain House

Undermountain House

By designing the Undermountain House, O’Neill Rose Architects demonstrated how balanced a home can be with its environment.  This elongated construction set in Sheffield, MA, USA, has one end…

Altaïr House

Altaïr House

Perched over the city of Malbaie in Cap-à-l’Aigle, Canada, is the impressive body of the Altaïr House.  This brain-child of the architectural firm Bourgeois/Lechasseur…

House in Constantia Valley

House in Constantia Valley

It can be a challenge to blend a modern comfortable home into an outdoor environment and merge the two into a thing of beauty….

Casa Del Bosque in Argentina

Casa Del Bosque in Argentina

An eye-opening example of the use of open space and massive windows to create the outdoor feel without leaving the comfort of the interior…

H3 House in Buenos Aires

H3 House in Buenos Aires

As far as an inexpensive summer home goes, one could do far worse than this design created by architect Luciano Kruk in Mar Azul (Buenos Aries…

The Reserve House in South Africa

The Reserve House in South Africa

Located on the Dolphin Coast – one of South Africa’s most beautiful holiday spots – the Reserve House is an elegant retreat that provides…

Summer House in Syros, Greece

Summer House in Syros, Greece

A place where time seems to stand still, where mythology gods stop by to enjoy an Aperol spritz by the infinity pool, this Summer…

Catuçaba House in Brazil

Catuçaba House in Brazil

Located at an altitude of 4,920 feet (1,500 m), overlooking vast, green valleys, the Catuçaba House in Brazil creates a harmonious connection between man-built and nature-made….

LeanToo Cottage in Austin, Texas

LeanToo Cottage in Austin, Texas

When you’ve got sunny weather, two large heritage oak trees and a dry creek on your land, designing your home to enjoy these treats…

Cone House in Sweden

Cone House in Sweden

Nominated for the 2016 Wood Award, the contemporary Cone House in Sweden is an unusually shaped, shingle-clad structure with its own beach and jetty,…

offSET Shed House in New Zealand

offSET Shed House in New Zealand

You don’t need a fancy holiday crib, when you spend your days outside barbecuing, surfing & fishing.  Just take a look at the offSET…

SM House in São Paulo

SM House in São Paulo

We can’t think of a more appealing beach retreat to hang out after surfing the rugged coastline of São Paulo (Brazil), than the SM House….

Cliff Dwelling in Austin, Texas

Cliff Dwelling in Austin, Texas

Perched atop a narrow limestone ridge overlooking Lake Austin (Texas), the Cliff Dwelling is a picturesque shelter that allows its guests to fully engage…