Charming Parallel is a self catering apartment that was completely transformed by Sinergia Soluciones Constructivas, located in Poble Sec, a trendy area of Barcelona, Spain. The project focused on changing the distribution of the floor plan to make it more functional and bright and renovate the facilities to be more comfortable. The goal was to create an inviting apartment attractive for any tourist visiting Barcelona. The design team carefully preserved some of the original features of the home, which includes vaulted ceilings and exposed brick walls. The apartment consists of an open plan living area, dining and kitchen and two bedrooms, each with its own balcony. These common and private zones are delineated by a wall that connects and separates the spaces with sliding doors. Through a large skylight, the living room gains luminosity. The finishes and decoration creates harmony throughout.
The design team has thought of everything to make your stay relaxing, from ultra comfortable beds, to quiet rooms and ambient lighting… if you are interested in staying here, check out this bookings for this holiday apartment here.
The combination of the original brick and white walls gives maximum value to decorative coatings and achieves a visual continuity between the bedrooms and the common area, while creating a greater feeling of spaciousness. Its textures and stark contrast creates an excellent backdrop for a decoration that combines eco, rustic and shabby chic.
In need of some more 1 Kindesign inspiration? Have a look at some past features of apartments in Spain: Charming retro apartment in Madrid brimming with personality and Exquisite apartment in Santander with delicious details.
Photos: Mi Casa
This romantic seaside cottage was designed by Pattersons Associates Architects, located on the Banks Peninsula, on the South Island of New Zealand. Nestled in a rock escarpment, the the three room shelter was created as a honeymoon retreat for paying guests. The interiors are comprised of a lobby, living and sleeping quarters an a bathroom. The retreat was constructed using locally sourced materials, comprised mainly of rock that was quarried close to the site, in conjunction with flooring of poured concrete and a green roof. The structure is immersed into the bluffs to shelter its tenants from falling debris. The cottage was designed to be self-sustainable, offering rainwater harvesting and wastewater treatment. According to the architects, “the project involved an extensive reforestation and re-vegetation sub project.” With floor to ceiling windows that capture the privileged views of the nearby Bay and distant vistas of the Rocky Spires. The windows consist of double glazed, low e-glass, which is pretty indestructible to storms and earthquakes. The interior ceiling structure is lined with horizontal macrocarpa wood.
A relaxing private retreat, this would be an amazing retreat for anyone looking for a romantic honeymoon getaway. What do you think, would this be your ideal retreat? Want more great getaway spots in New Zealand? Have a look at some past features here on 1 Kindesign: Rahimoana Villa retreat in the Bay of Islands and Luxury retreat overlooking Lake Wakatipu.
Photos: Courtesy of Pattersons Associates Architects
A one-of-a-kind experience, this treehouse in the forest was built by a couple in a secluded town of Buckhead, a district of Atlanta, wishing to fulfill a childhood dream. The couple own a glass facaded modern dwelling next door, purchasing the vacant site next to them to construct the tree houses on. The owners, Katie and Peter, built a series of three connected treehouse rooms, joined by rope suspension bridges. One of them is a living room, spacious enough to seat six, another is a bedroom which has a platform bed which slides out to feel like you are immersed in the tree canopy. The third treehouse hosts a deck which encompasses a hammock and enough space to seat ten people. Peter is an environmentalist, so his love of nature and childhood forts inspired the design, which took seven months to complete. Set amongst lush greenery, the houses are comprised mainly of spare lumber and old windows picked up from antique stores. Each room has been nicely furnished with antiques, natural artifacts and of course, the peaceful sounds of nature that surround you. Could you image a more relaxing retreat than falling asleep in the trees and waking up to the chirping of birds?
This treehouse dream getaway awaits you for an unforgettable experience, available for rent at $350 USD/night from here.
Can Eu is the private stylishly designed home of model Eugenia Silva, blending perfectly into the surrounding countryside of the village of La Mola, Formentera. The model called on the help of her architect friend Luis Galliussi to help design her vacation retreat. The house was designed from the classical architecture of its locale, comprised of square shapes that follow each other in harmony. The home is surrounded by gardens filled with Mediterranean plants that emphasizes the feeling of peace and tranquility, beckoning its inhabitants to stay awhile. The outdoor areas are very spacious and enjoyable, on the back property is a private pool surrounded by a charming relaxation area that is in typical island style. The spaces are very chic, with cozy cushions placed directly on the wall and a lovely pergola offers shade for enjoyable dining el fresco. The table and chairs are rustic and unpretentious, perfectly integrated into its environment. An additional outdoor living space under a pergola further adds comfort and enjoyability to the home, with comfortable seating. A wide sliding door leads directly into the living environment creating a bright and airy space thanks to the opening of the same size and a mirror on the adjacent wall.
The interior is furnished with wonderful taste and an authentic atmosphere and views to the beautiful outdoor environment. Artifacts and works of local artists are interspersed with bold colors as opposed to the more muted tones of the walls and ceilings as well as the bleached wooden beams. The use of natural materials gives the home its charm, along with natural ventilation ensures comfortable interior temperatures. The spacious living room is the focal point of the property, with a functional kitchen and three guest rooms with a beautiful master bedroom with direct access onto a charming patio. Two of the bedrooms are next to the master, equipped with their own bathrooms. The other bedrooms is independent of the others, assessable only by an outside staircase. Can Eu is the perfect summer retreat for those looking for peace and tranquility with an authentic and refined architectural style that blends with its environment.
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Mangwana Villa is a private oasis with heavenly ocean views designed by Edgley Design, perched on a steep forested hillside on the island of Bequia in the Caribbean. The design of this six bedroom house is inspired by traditional Moroccan courtyard houses. A series intimate spaces are surrounded by water, which offers shelter from the elements during the day and refreshing breezes off the pool. The clients requested a home with an extreme “wow” factor, a comfortable living environment with plenty of natural ventilation. The home now serves as a luxury vacation rental, offering guests a unique getaway of barefoot sophistication. Each bedroom tower offers living space below with private stairway access. ” To the north of the courtyard a large hall provides eating and dining areas, and creates a sequence of spaces from a delicate balcony entrance suspended high over the treetops, through the public hall to the private towers beyond.” From the balcony, breathtaking views awaits of the southern Grenadines and a sparkling infinity swimming pool.
If you are looking to stay at this beyond fabulous Caribbean retreat, rates start at $1,429/night, from here.
Entrance to the villa is through the mezzanine level, into a grand living area with vaulted ceilings, open plan kitchen and dramatic 16 foot high Brazilian hardwood doors, which opens to the pool area and frame one of the villa’s fabulous views. There is a tranquil garden area with a spacious terrace for outdoor dining, BBQ’s and dancing. The villa was designed as a family home, with endless opportunities for play and relaxation. Amenities encompasses table tennis, table football, a rowing machine and massage table, as well as an area for petanque (boules) in the grounds below. There is a also a private guest wing on the property which has its own kitchen, laundry and two spacious balconies with jaw-dropping views.
If you are fascinated by beautiful architecture of the Caribbean, we have showcased plenty here on 1 Kindesign, have a look at a couple of past features: Atelier House: Stunning Caribbean retreat in Barbados and Fabulous modern island home in Bonaire.
Nile Street Flat is a fascinating industrial style vacation rental that is located in Shoreditch, an inner city district in the historic East End of London, England, United Kingdom. Nile Street was originally a costume factory back in 1850, with something of its playful spirit still remaining in the home. Eight years ago the property was just a run down shell, but the new owner’s transformed into an extraordinary open plan living space. The home features contemporary furnishings mixing with a cowhide rug, sumptuous art, original floorboards and exposed brickwork. The color palette features an intermingling of creams, browns and whites, from the beautiful floorboards to the wooden furnishings. Industrial pieces of gloss and chrome intermingle with art deco curves, and the kitchen’s sleek finish has also been softened with green plants and a beautiful gilded mirror. There are several bedroom options, a pair of bunk beds in the children’s room, two double bedrooms, a master retreat and an enchanting secret bedroom behind a hidden door.
If you are wishing to stay at this stylish and inviting home, rates run around $692 per night from here.
Looking for other vacation rental homes in Great Britian? We have featured a couple here on 1 Kindesign, have a look: Modernized farmhouse in the Cotswolds and Beautiful restoration of an old Victorian Mill.
A stone farmhouse, Villa Noci, part of the Castello di Reschio estate, is a charming display of rustic architecture, located in the rolling hills of Umbria, Italy. Originally constructed in the 17th century, the property is nestled in a lush field of olive and cypress groves with a stunning infinity pool. A luxury retreat, the home was jut recently renovated with three bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. Featuring all the amenities you could possibly want in a home away from home, but with the added perk of the estate’s staff waiting to pamper you. Outdoors there are two covered pergola terraces and one loggia, a perfect spot to relax, dine and enjoy the fresh smells of the gardens and panoramic views.
To stay at this fabulous retreat, rates range from $1,210 – $1,906 per night, from here.
Inside, an open concept living, dining and kitchen area creates a spacious and breezy atmosphere that is very inviting. Nods to the buildings heritage includes old world porcelain tiling throughout, vaulted ceilings and a grand fireplace in the living room, mixed with modern additions of arched windows and doors. The design aesthetic is cozy and modern, with all the comforts of home. In the main house there are two en-suite bedrooms, one with a beautiful fireplace, study and private loggia with access to the gardens. There is also a guest annex with its own living area and kitchen as well as bedroom and bathroom.
We have featured other sensational Italian vacation villas here on 1 Kindesign, in case you missed them, have a look at a couple of our past favorites: Restoration of a historic castle in Tuscany and Converted farmhouse into a luxury villa in Tuscany.
If you are looking to travel to Australia and want to stay in a vacation rental, Eclipse is beyond exceptional, a chic and stylish beach house with breathtaking views in Sydney’s Palm Beach. A private slice of paradise full of luxury, decadence and effortless living, everything you could want in a beach house. Spread out over three levels with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, large expanses of glass allows every room to offer unparalleled views of the tranquil blue of the ocean. Spacious living areas seems to flow from indoors to out, with long negative edge pool and floating terrace, a wonderful place to sip cocktails and watch the sunset! The sunlit interiors offers polished floorboards, soaring ceilings and spacious, open concept interiors with floor to ceiling windows. The lower levels offer the more public zones and child-friendly spaces, while the uppermost level is the perfect adult getaway, offering three bedrooms. The master bedroom retreat has all the amenities, walk in closet, en-suite bathroom and its own private terrace to create romantic memories. A freestanding bathtub showcases the perfect views, overlooking the crashing waves of Palm Beach. On the middle level, the entertaining zone plays host to a modern kitchen, dining and living areas with beautiful sandstone fireplaces. The lower level is the perfect space for kids to enjoy a games room, there is also a steam room and two queen bedrooms. This is a great escape for family and friends to enjoy spending time together in the comforts of a spacious home right on the beach!
To have an unforgettable holiday experience, rates for this beach house retreat start at $1,930 per night, with a minimum 3 nights stay, from here.
On 1 Kindesign, we love hearing your thoughts of the home tours we take you on, what do you think of this one? Would you vacation here? In the past we presented to you another spectacular beach house retreat in Sydney, Australia that you may have missed. If you would like a photo tour of the ‘Pretty Beach House’, have a look right here.
Hotel Iturregi is a luxurious boutique hotel for guests to find peace and tranquility surrounded by nature, located in the town of Getaria, on the Basque coast, Spain. Situated amongst the txakoli vineyards the property features a stunning facade with extensive windows to enjoy the magnificent views of the Getaria lighthouse and beautiful seaside. The interiors of the hotel effortlessly mixes both modern and classic styles. There are eight guest bedrooms in all, with half offering mountain views and the other half offering sea views. To enhance your well-being while staying at this enjoyable hotel, you can also enjoy a premium spa experience in the comfort and privacy of your own room. The exterior of the property seamlessly blends into its surrounding environment. Picturesque scenery can be found wherever you look, which makes this hotel an idyllic vacation, perfect for family and couples wishing to have a memorable experience. There is also a sparkling pool that was built on top of the ruins of the original Iturregi farmhouse, the perfect spot to relax and unwind. With nearby towns of Zarautz and Getaria offering plenty of activities, there is also spectacular hiking just outside your door. With one of the main hiking routes being the Camino de Santiago, which runs very close to this hotel.
To stay at this wonderful vacation retreat, rates run from $252 per night with a two night minimum.
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The House in the Sea is a luxurious and truly magical self-catering home stay located on Towan Island just off the coast of Newquay, north Cornwall, United Kingdom. Giving a unique island experience, this idyllic beach pad is perfectly positioned next to Towan Beach. The three bedroom, three bath property is reached via a suspension footbridge that extends from the mainland onto the island, whose views wrap around the Cornish coast. The quirky interiors of this vacation pad have been recently re-styled and re-imagined, featuring a fusion of “cool New York vibe with a sophisticated coastal luxury, which makes this iconic private island retreat the epitome of seaside chic.” This retreat is ideal for those seeking a romantic rendezvous, an exclusive getaway experience or just a luxury surfing trip. The master suite offers its own heavenly sanctuary, where you will feel rejuvenated sleeping with the sound of waves crashing through the open windows. There are many windows throughout the home, that not only offers privileged ocean views, but natural daylight and cool breezes from the sea. A window seat lines a bay window in the cozy living room, which is the perfect spot for storm watching. There is also a fully-eqipped bar for making a tasty cocktail and lounging on the terrace to watch the sunset. A sunny garden room with lush enclosed gardens is the perfect retreat for sitting with a good book. Upon arrival to the island, there is a flag to raise, which ceremoniously marks your arrival to this piece of paradise.
The good news is you can stay at this fascinating retreat, which sleeps up to six people. Rates start at $1,576 for two guests or $3,244 for a three-night weekend getaway for up to six guests, from here.
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