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.
This extraordinary residence features a trendy New York loft design aesthetic, located on Johanneberg street, one of Gothenburg, Sweden’s most popular streets. Spread out over two levels, this 1,291 square foot (120 square meters) home showcases an exclusive and warm character. All materials have been painstakingly selected by the homeowners to create a luxury hotel suite with a “New York feeling”. The finished result of the interior decoration is a sensational journey of muted tones that range from Parlor Blue in the bedroom to Boudin Grey in the guest bedroom to Venetian Dusty Pink in the bathroom. In the open and inviting living area, a crackling fire sets the tone, while a spacious terrace offers sweeping views of the city. On the first level you will find the living room, kitchen, master bedroom, guest bedroom, and a bathroom. The staircase leading up to the second floor was specially built, including a handrail in brass and genuine leather. On the top level is a dining room, comfortable reading area, a bathroom and access to the terrace.
What do you think of this loft, is it super stylish or too over the top? If you are inspired by loft living and Scandinavian interiors, have a look at some past features here on 1 Kindesign that combine both: Exceptionally beautiful duplex apartment in Sweden and Spacious and exquisitely adorned Ostermalm loft.
The kitchen and living room are combined in an open floor plan, flooded with light from multiple dormer windows and skylights to the southwest.
The first floor bathroom has been tastefully and stylishly renovated with Carrara marble on the floors and matching square tiles on the wall. The walls have been painted in a Venetian dusty pink.
This modern-lux apartment has been designed by architect and owner Ricardo Minelli, located in Vila Nova Conceição, an upscale district in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It took three years for the new homeowner to find the right place to settle down and two years to design it to perfection. The apartment is located on the fourth floor and features a welcoming balcony embraced by lush vegetation, creating a delightful backdrop, inviting diffused light into the living environments. The architect wanted to develop the spaces to cater to his lifestyle, so he re-configured spaces so that they could all be utilized. There were four bedrooms, so he kept two intact, one for him and the other for guests. The other two had the walls taken down to increase the space for the main bathroom and the other was used for the main living area. This created enough space to have a living, dining and home theater. The spaces are all open without visual boundaries, and is even more enjoyable with the view from the balcony, which helps to filter the noise and air pollution from the the city. The kitchen walls were also eliminated so that he does not isolate guests while cooking and entertaining them. Instead he installed a large sliding door, which is usually left open. With wall to wall windows, the kitchen sill plays host to a garden of fresh herbs. The personality of the interior design is reflected into the decor, with furnishings coming from his store, Érea. There are various tones of gray, reflecting more of a masculine atmosphere. The natural light helps to soften the spaces, making a great pad to live in.
We have written about several Brazilian homes here on 1 Kindesign, especially in the Sao Paulo area. If you want to see more inspiring design from this city, have a look: Fabulous dwelling on the Praia da Baleia, Brazil and Glass and steel dwelling in Brazil: Limantos Residence.
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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Designed as sophisticated luxury, this two story, 6,000 square foot apartment showcases stunning views of Central Park in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York. The spacious residence offers the scale and elegant feel of a townhouse with high ceilings, beautiful custom millwork detailing and plenty of natural light. An additional wonderful feature to the home is that each of the floors offers 80 feet of treetop park view frontage. The interiors showcase a sanctuary for both living and entertaining with an excellent layout and proportion. The spacious living area offers both south and west facing picture windows, with views out to the park. Adjacent to the living room is a formal style dining area to entertain at least twelve guests. The stylish eat-in kitchen has many designer finishes which includes, “Uba Tuba honed granite countertops and breakfast bar, custom cabinetry with metallic chrome accent plating, two full-size Sub-Zero refrigerators, a 6-burner Viking stove, and Meile dishwasher.” On the lower level are five very spacious bedrooms with large walk-in closets. In the master suite, there are his and hers walk-in closets as well as an additional dressing room with a built-in mirrored vanity. The light-filled en-suite master bath has a soaking tub and separate shower, all lined with Bianco Antico stone. The apartment also has an additional bedroom that can be used for guests or as staff quarters, a library filled with bookshelves and a fully equipped laundry room.
Located in a discreet pre-war co-op building, this spectacular home was listed for sale at $16,995 and was just recently purchased by Bruce Willis as a new family home. What do you think, is this pad worth the price of admission?
Looking for more apartment inspiration here on 1 Kindesign? Have a look at some of our past articles on, Modern Central Park Condo in Manhattan: One Beacon Court and Upper West Side Apartment with minimalist design details.
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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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Spotted on ESNY, Bleecker Tower is an exclusive loft apartment combining historic details with modern luxury, located in the historic MSI building, NoHo, New York. The building has undergone extensive renovation, managing to recreate and maintain the future glory days of this 1898 build that was one of the most beautiful buildings of its era. Comprised of 983 square feet (91 square meters) of living space, the home showcases flooring to ceiling arched windows framing a dramatic great room with a long stone fireplace and marble kitchen island and a dining space, a wonderful layout for entertaining family and guests in true elegance. The whole interior is very lavish and grand with bright white interiors and black accents. Light follows into the bedroom with its own arched window and an adjoining bathroom designed entirely in white Italian marble, enhancing the spectacular impression. There is also a guest bedroom / media room with a walk-in closet and adjoining bathroom.
This spectacular home is listed for sale at $7,995,000.
Flooring throughout most of the interiors is of genuine Swedish wide plank beech wood. To protect the artwork, decor and furnishings from the sun, windows are coated with Sunshield solar film. Custom pocket doors were incorporated into the design scheme to increase flexibility of spaces. Functionality was also a key component in the design, with plenty of closet space to keep everything in its place. What do you think, does this home showcase too much white?
Want to see more homes with white interiors, have a look at some of our past articles showcased here on 1 Kindesign such as, Inspiring home design reveals lofty interiors in Israel: House A and 24 Sensational white dream kitchens you must see.
The Pointe on Andesite is a rustic style luxury log cabin designed with elegance and comfort by Bozeman-based Pearson Design Group, located in Big Sky, Montana. This is an inviting house design where family and friends can come and relax and feel at home. The interiors feature durable fabrics and furnishings, everything is functional and has its place. There are lots of windows to soak in the mountainous views and allow natural light to penetrate the depths of the home. An indoor rustic wood balcony can be found in the living room, bordering around the double story stone fireplace. Everything in the interiors is in keeping with the area, the living spaces are elegant enough for art yet practical enough for muddy boots. The home is comprised of a beautiful living room, kitchen, dining room, cozy bedrooms, bathrooms, a basement and wine cellar. Right off the kitchen is a stunning outdoor covered patio with a fireplace for intimate gatherings with family and friends.
The home is situated high up on forested mountain site with sweeping views of the surrounding rugged landscape. A traditional style log cabin spread out over three levels, this spacious home has everything one could possibly want in a vacation retreat. We would love to know your thoughts in the comments section below, would this be your idea of a perfect vacation home?
Love rustic homes? Check out more inspiration here on 1 Kindesign in some of our past features including, Sumptuous Montana retreat featuring cozy rustic-modern and Rustic-modern ski house in Big Sky.
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