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.
Photos: Casa AD
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.
TV House is a Mediterranean villa designed by Paz Gersh Architecture + Design in collaboration with interior architect Michal Keinan Sinai, located in Tel Aviv, Israel. This L-shaped modern home of concrete construction is comprised of 4,843 square feet (450 square meters) of living space, wrapped around a swimming pool and three different garden zones. A home catering to family living, the ground floor encompasses the public zones, including an open plan kitchen and dining area, library and a living room positioned around the pool area. The bedrooms are situated on the upper and lower levels, making the ground floor a transitional space between the master suite and lower bedrooms. The master suite, designed with wooden parquet flooring, opens out to a rooftop garden comprised of potted plants in steel containers. The ground level garden offers cultivated fauna acting as a backdrop to eucalyptus trees. The lower level features a private courtyard oasis, adjacent to the bedrooms.
Natural light is drawn into the interiors from floor to ceiling glass on the lower levels and diffused through teak louver panels on the upper master suite level. Sliding glass panels opens the main living areas to the outside terrace and swimming pool, creating a seamless connection between indoors and out. The contemporary architecture combines both local references and Mediterranean elements.
Don’t forget to leave your thoughts on the architecture of this home in the comments section after the photo tour. We have showcased plenty of fascinating homes here on 1 Kindesign in the Tel Aviv area, in case you missed them, here are a couple to inspire you: Modern apartment with a sleek sculptural staircase and Sleek and modern urban apartment in Tel Aviv.
Photos: Amit Geron
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.
This incredibly charming beach house is a fabulous family getaway destination that was designed by Wettling Architects, located on Shelter Island in New York. The interior palette is comprised of soft organic materials of stone, wood beams and wooden flooring mixed with beautiful furnishings. The residence opens in the direction of the water to provide the inhabitants sensational seaside views from every room. The residents are an active young family who enjoys entertaining frequent guests, so the interiors needed to be functional and withstand wear and tear. Both interior and exterior spaces are very bright, spacious, inviting, cozy and super beach friendly.
This cozy living room is very bright with all of the windows, offering slip covered sofas for easy cleaning and a cozy seating arrangement for great conversation. Furnishings are centrally situated around a stunning stone fireplace with a wood beamed mantel, grounded by a textured area rug that separates the space from the kitchen and living areas.
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This desert hillside property is a flawless blend of sophistication and style by ArchitecTor, located in the private community of Desert Mountain, Scottsdale, Arizona. The residence is positioned perfectly on a mountainside offering spectacular panoramic views of the valley below. Taking advantage of the year round arid temperatures, the design of the home encompasses a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience. Glass walls and retractable door systems are integrated throughout the home, allowing natural light to infiltrate the spaces and the homeowners to enjoy the natural desert landscape and city views. Upon entrance into the interiors of this spacious vacation home, you will find an open concept plan built for a couple to entertain their five adult children and their families as well as friends. A Mediterranean stye oasis that is both relaxing and stylish, the material palette is a rustic mix of stone and organic elements that are unified between indoors and out. Outdoor living areas are shaded by deep overhangs, with sun loungers, a large pop-up television so you can watch the game while lounging or splashing around in the infinity edge swimming pool.
If you are in need of more desert mountain inspiration, we have featured several others here on 1 Kindesign, here are a couple to get you started: Rustic eclectic farmhouse in the Sonoran Desert and Whisper Rock Residence by Tate Studio Architects.
Photos: Courtesy of ArchitecTor
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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This modern farmhouse style residence designed by Eric Olsen Design is located in Dover Shores, a beautiful waterfront community in Newport Beach, California. The dream home of interior designer Raili Clasen of RailiCA Design and her husband and young son, they worked with the architect on the 1960’s home to restructure it to a family friendly living environment. Taking six months to renovate, the foundation was left in tact, but the rest of the home was taken down to the studs. The roof was replaced to be vaulted, changing the ceiling height from 8 feet to 15 feet high in some areas. This really opened the space up and made it feel bright and airy. To add rustic warmth to the interior, an exposed beam trellis was added to the central core living space. A skylight was also added above the kitchen to illuminate the space. An additional unique design feature was a brick wall installation that runs from the front door all the way to the back patio. The interiors are a mix of elements inspired from California wine country with a sleep away camp vibe and even sprinkles of Scandinavian aesthetic. Most of the walls are a crisp white, aside from the kitchen that is punctuated with walls clad in pine flat board siding painted in a dark gray hue. The spiritual center of the home is the open concept kitchen, dining and living areas, featuring white oak flooring in a diagonal pattern and antique Germain light fixtures hanging over the kitchen island.
Oversized Moooi light fixtures hang over the dining table, creating a dramatic look in the space, drawing your eye upwards. The floor to ceiling wall niche housing stacked firewood adds to the natural and warm aesthetic of the space. Cozy furnishings and plush pillows decorate this inviting living room space pictured above. We here at 1 Kindesign love your feedback, so please let us know in the comments section what you think of this home, is it your style?
Missed some of our other features from this architect? Have a look at a couple of our favorites, Chic Newport Beach home mixes clean lines with rustic details and Modern farmhouse style tastefully decorated in Newport Beach.
The kitchen showcases oak cabinetry, dovetail pine flat board walls painted dark gray and reclaimed wood over the range.
With beautiful outdoor living spaces, this is the perfect home for entertaining friends and family. With how everything has been situated, there is a great flow between indoors and out.
A favorite family hangout, Adirondack chairs circulate a fire pit, creating a beach bonfire-like ambiance to the outdoor space. A tipi filled with plush outdoor pillows creates an extra space for seclusion.
Photos: Courtesy of Eric Olsen Design
This magnificent hillside retreat has been designed as an 8,000 square foot family vacation home by Dick Clark + Associates, overlooking Lake Travis, in Austin, Texas. Built as a retreat for the whole family, which encompasses parents with three kids in their twenties, to get together and spend time together from their busy daily lives. After careful deliberation, the chosen style of the home was clean and modern, planned out as an H-shape with two separate wings for public and private zones. Clerestory windows allows light to penetrate the spaces while at the same time giving privacy from neighboring homes. The north side of structure is open to the lake to take in the magnificent views. A hallway with sliding glass panels can be opened to the outdoors, which intersects a central courtyard and leads to the bedrooms, which has pool and patio views. The home juts out towards the lake with a deck that includes a jacuzzi, cantilevering over the lake, which is 80 feet below. A tram allows access to the water from this point. Golden limestone saturates the exterior courtyards as well as the interior passageways. Another special feature with a modern appeal to the home was a copper clad elevated fitness room with a butterfly roof.
Working closely with Karen Hall Interior Design for the interior selections of the home, the color palette started with art selections for the wall, and then they drew off of that. Mostly abstract works were chosen, in keeping with the clean lines and contemporary nuances. Designer modern furnishings were mixed with more comfortable pieces, all of which needed to be durable and stand up staining. Therefore, finishes of leather, textured cotton and area rugs comprised of silk or wool were selected. The end result was an inviting and uncluttered atmosphere that doesn’t interrupt the unparalleled lake views.
What do you think of this family retreat? Do you find it too over the top or just perfect? Love lake houses, we here at 1 Kindesign have featured plenty in the past, here are a couple: Fabulous vacation retreat above Lake Austin: Compound Interest and Cove House displays comfort and beauty overlooking Lake Austin.
Photos: Courtesy of Dick Clark + Associates and Luxe Source
This stunning transformation of a village house turned dream home includes a fabulous porch designed by Produccions de Disseny Bellera, located in Costa Brava, Spain. “We are eighty percent of the time on the porch and pool during the holidays,” states the owners. This retreat was designed with the goal of being an exceptional place to live, where the owners could enjoy spending time outdoors and unwind during the summer months. The whole outdoor living area was designed with repeat to the traditional architecture of the region, with a lovely porch, Mediterranean garden and sparkling swimming pool. On the porch is a large oak table with benches and an outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbecue, perfect for entertaining. Stone arches define the space, which is accessed from the interior through leaded sliding glass doors. The Moroccan-inspired raised pool is surround by a stone wall and heather garden with a lemon and olive tree. “We wanted to replicate the look of a swimming-pool. Coating the glass with cement and natural pigments, “states the designers.
The inside reform encompassed tearing down walls to create one large open space, which forms the living and dining room and the kitchen. The spaces were embraced with a traditional Catalan brick vaulted ceiling and direct access to the inviting porch and garden. Visually, the design carried a lot of brightness and great perspective. Before the reform, the ceiling was covered with plaster, which was returned to its original eighteenth glory through sandblasting. By way of an open and airy staircase, the second floor offers the private spaces of the home. The master bedroom has a sloped ceiling with painted white ceiling beams. Through french doors, a quite balcony look out over magnificent gardens and beautiful outdoor living space. Have a look through this fabulous home and let us know your thoughts, do you like this style of design?
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