This timber frame mountain home has been designed as a year-round family vacation retreat by architects Shope Reno Wharton, located in Aspen, Colorado. Surrounded by 1.6 acres of property, the residence is nestled on a wooded slope with views over Aspen and the ski slopes. With plenty of activities, of skiing in the winter and hiking and biking in the summer, this is the perfect holiday pad for the outdoor enthusiast. There is a nicely flowing stream that flows along the edge of the property which feeds a clear pond offering beautiful views from the home. The exterior facade of the home draws on the Western architecture of the infamous national park lodges. The homeowners wanted their home to represent the character of the Rocky Mountains. The interiors had a semi-formal layout, so the architects added some rusticity to it through the use of stone masonry and massive log walls, typifying vernacular architecture. The interior design of the property was carried out by Victoria Hagan Interiors who created cozy and warm living spaces throughout the home that are very timeless. There are several outdoor spaces for the owners to enjoy the beautiful natural environment that surrounds them. There is a stone deck on one side of the structure and stone stairs that leads to a hot tub patio on another side. A boat dock in the pond area allows the perfect spot to go trout fishing. Off the kitchen and towards the stream is a more private porch area which features a striking outdoor fireplace.
We just adore this mountain home retreat, it has been beautifully designed and offers everything one could possibly wish for, its an outdoor lovers paradise. What do you think, could you vacation here? If you love looking at mountain homes as much as we do, we have plenty of past features here on 1 Kindesign to share with you, have a look: Contemporary mountain home in Aspen by Poss Architecture and Bavarian-style luxury mountain retreat in Aspen.
Photos: Custom Home Online
Arcadia Residence is a beautiful Mediterranean style vacation home for a couple with university aged kids, designed by Wiseman & Gale Interiors in Scottsdale, Arizona. This spacious home is comprised of 5,600 square feet (520 square meters) of living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The designers wanted the home to personify a Northern California Mediterranean home, with lots of light and bright hues throughout. Most of the interiors were gutted to achieve a harmonious flow from one space to the next. The living room was originally a breakfast room prior to the remodel, now its a place for the homeowners to relax and unwind first thing in the morning to read a newspaper or hang out with a laptop or even enjoy a bowl of cereal. Bright and airy, this is the homeowner’s favorite room in the house to enjoy a cup of coffee. The color palette displayed in this room is a concurrent theme that travels through the entire home, with hues of blue, orange, red and white. The whites have more of a gray base and the blues are more of an indigo. Through the furnishings, finishes and materials, the designers wanted to make the interiors feel like the house had evolved over time, even though it was collected all at once. By mixing prints, it creates the illusion that that’s how it all came together.
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Another design trick that was used to create a timeless appeal involved layering details, such as the decorative corbels affixed the the island countertop, the sumptuous hood over the range and the lantern-like pendant lights hanging over the island. The blue and orange tiles on the backsplash compliment the deep blue of the island and inviting bar stools of orange and coral.
Several of the doors and windows throughout the home were replaced with metal, factory-like panes to create a more dramatic statement. The other windows had their frames painted black in keeping with the style and mood the designer’s were aiming to create. Even the chandeliers were re-painted to pick up the vibrant hues from the fabrics.
The dining room is part of the open concept living room, with a beautiful wood table that ends with a small bench style seat to allow for more people to sit at the table.
Walking through the master bedroom and into the en-suite bathroom allows the homeowners to be welcomed by a showstopping focal point, a gorgeous pewter bathtub featuring an elegant tile wall as a backdrop.
This guest room is also the couple’s son’s room when he is visiting from college.
The daughter’s bedroom is full of vibrance to match her personality and sliding barn style doors in a beautiful shade of blue that leads into a private bathroom.
Prior to the remodel, the home was very neutral and beige, now it is brimming with colorful accents both inside and out, giving off a playful, vibrant personality…a perfect vacation getaway! What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Photos: Courtesy of Wiseman & Gale Interiors
Base Camp is a mountain retreat designed for family living by Johnston Architects, nestled high above Lake Cle Elum in the Cascade Mountains near Roslyn, Washington. The home was designed as a retreat and eventually a primary home for an active family of seven. The remote lake offers the perfect getaway, enjoying warm summer days and snowfalls in the winter. The home caters to entertaining family, friends and colleagues, sleeping over 2o people, yet most importantly it is the recreational base to enjoy the surrounding rugged mountains. The design of the home caters to the clients outdoor lifestyle, which includes snowmobiling, dirt biking, kayaking and baseball. To house all this equipment, the architects created a spacious gear room constructed with industrial/fire station grade open shelving. Each of the family members have their favorite spaces, the wife enjoys the library while the kids chill out in the theater/game room. A Geochron illuminated world map is situated close to the front entryway, which helps the kids to learn geography. The theme throughout the home is an emphasis on outdoor living, whether it be the astounding views of the lake and surrounding mountains through sliding walls, or stepping outside and enjoying the swimming pool, hot tub, water courses and sauna. The architecture is open and expansive, with large glass walls spilling natural light into the home and engaging it with nature throughout the year.
Sustainable features includes “solar thermal, photo voltaics, radiant heat, heat recovery ventilation, super insulation and passive solar design to minimize energy costs.” Most significantly, the design of the home maximizes a diversity of interior and exterior spaces for the enjoyment of work, live and play.
We have featured other beautiful homes here on 1 Kindesign in the mountains of Washington state, have a look at a couple of popular ones: Modern lake house blurring indoor/outdoor boundaries and Breathtaking home set on a bluff overlooking Lake Washington.
The interior palette consists of durable natural materials with an exposed structure, soaring ceilings and large expanses of windows. The home not only had to function as a family cabin, but as an offsite workspace for the homeowners, who co-run political consulting firm Mercury Group.
The library features a cozy sofa, Eames chair, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves filled with reading materials and endless lake views
The common areas are very fluid, with the kitchen able to accommodate up to ten diners. There is a dining room just below the kitchen that can also double as a conference room.
Although rustic, this home has all the technologies of a smart home. The homeowners can control the systems of their home through three apps on their smartphones. These features includes lighting, heating, fans and even the entertainment system. When they are not at the home, they can keep tabs on their property through security camera monitoring. There are motion sensors in the majority of the room, with programmed light levels that operate according to the time of day. For example, a glowing light will come on in the master bathroom at nighttime.
A massive bunkroom sleeps up to 17 people and includes an outdoor sleeping porch.
Ninety percent of the property’s hot water is attained from this 1,000 square foot solar array, which will heat the water that is stored in insulated underground tanks.
Photos: Courtesy of Johnston Architects
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.
This fantastic holiday home has been designed like a stylish loft by Kotablue, located in Miño, a municipality in the Spanish province of A Coruña. The open plan interiors were to be simple and modern with materials of recovered wood, stone and iron. The designer team infused the home with warmth, creating a scheme where the home would be connected to nature. Upon entrance, you are welcoming by high ceilings, immaculate walls and an abundance of natural light thanks to large windows that achieves a fluid communication with the garden. The flooring is comprised of XXL greenish gray polished stone tiles imported from Rajasthan (India). The interior decor was given a cosmopolitan aesthetic by designer Mercedes de las Heras. She used iron in the furnishings, doors and moldings, all custom made by the company Baf7, mixed with reclaimed wood put together by a local carpenter. Between the furnishings and objects, there are vintage pieces of the 50, 60 and 70s from the Netherlands, Denmark and France to Galicia. The goal for the design team was to create a harmonious environment between the different styles and backgrounds. To mix fine craftsmanship and modern design with finishes providing an industrial air. To complete the design scheme, the homeowners wanted to integrate their personal art collection to infuse character into the space.
What do think, does the design of vacation retreat appeal to you, let us know why or why not in the comments section of the photo tour. Need more inspiration? Have a look at some cool Spanish homes that 1 Kindesign has featured that you may have missed: Spanish stone cottage evoking a warm rustic feel and Renovated farm compound in the Spanish Pyrenees.
Photos: Nuevo Estilo
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.
Armadillo Summer House is a project carried out by Architectural Workshop Sergey Makhno, located in the beautiful countryside of Kiev, Ukraine. This 1,076 square foot (100 square meters) home is the perfect modern interpretation of the classic barn, used as a summer holiday escape in the wooded countryside. The small residence has been simply designed with the basic necessities for low maintenance. The interiors have been decorated with clean lines and modern furnishings. Wood flooring infuses warmth and cozy furnishings can easily be re-configured, depending on the functions and activities of the homeowner’s. Sliding glass paneled walls open on three sides of the open plan living area, creating a seamless connection between indoors and out. Soaring ceilings with dramatic light fixtures hanging between the rafters creates an interesting visual aesthetic. The main living space consists of a seating area, dining area and an island kitchen. The private zones are on the other side of the wall from the kitchen, hidden from view and offering complete privacy to the back of the property.
We love your feedback, what do you think of this vacation getaway, could you find yourself spending summers here? If you are inspired by barn style homes, we have featured several here on 1 Kindesign, so in case you missed seeing them, here are a couple of amazing ones: Four Barns weekend retreat in the rolling hills of Hudson Valley and Rustic barn-inspired ski cabin in Sugar Bowl.
Photos: Courtesy of Architectural Workshop Sergey Makhno
This Colonial style countryside retreat was designed as a turn-key property by Chango & Co., located in the historic town of Litchfield, Northeastern Connecticut. The homeowners are a couple with three children looking for a great place to escape on weekends and holidays from their primary residence in Brooklyn, New York. This beautiful white house of 6,500 square feet is nestled on heavily forested five acres site. Prior to the renovation, the home felt old-fashioned and formal, in need of a major upheaval to meet the lifestyle needs of the clients. Due to the remote location of the project, the homeowners handed over complete control of all design decisions. Taking six months to complete, the home is now brimming with personality and charm. Acting as designer and architect for the project, the design teams top priority was to preserve as much of the character of the home as possible. The kitchen was completely gutted to create an open floor plan with custom design and finishes. A large kitchen island became the focal point to the space, comprised of white oak and topped with a seamless slab of honed Calacatta Caldia marble. The custom cabinets were fully decked out with “a 1,058 pound 5 Oven AGA range and a custom farmhouse soapstone double sink.” The designers opened an exterior wall in the kitchen to give convenient access to a spacious wooden deck for an outdoor dining and living space. All in all, the home is now filled with life and ready to be enjoyed by its new inhabitants for many years to come.
How would you like to spend your weekends at this fabulous countryside retreat? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section after the photo tour! In case you missed it, have a look at previous feature we have showcased here on 1 Kindesign from the design team: Cozy and playful beach cottage re-imagined in East Hampton.
The 900 square foot deck off the kitchen plays host to a beautiful dining table topped with concrete, three modular sectional sofas with outdoor fabric covered cushions, and a five foot concrete fire pit.
Photos: Ball & Albanese
A peaceful yet playful summer getaway, this elegant and cozy beach cottage has been re-designed by Chango & Co., located in East Hampton, New York. The project encompasses the complete renovation of a drab interior and exterior old beach home that was in desperate need of being revitalized. The palette inspiration began with a traditional navy and white sailor stripe shirt mixed with the gradients of the beach, from the sand to the ocean. These stripes helped to breathe new life and intertwine the spaces of the home and giving it a new sense of personality and purpose. The exterior facade of the home is clad in natural cedar shingles and the entryway is pronounced with a royal blue painted door. Upon entryway into the home, you can see the dining room in the distance. The ambiance is very serene with shimmering grasscloth wallpaper and bleached oak flooring running throughout the main living spaces. Every element seems to represent something reminiscent of the sea, such as the wide loom sisal rugs taking on a sandy beach-like quality. The layering of sheer fabrics diffusing sunlight like an umbrella and picking up breezes like a sail from a boat. A harmonious use of various shades of blue, sand and white can be witnesses throughout the home. Playful decor items such as the vintage surfboard displayed in the stairwell, mixed with a soothing palette, reads as a peaceful oasis for summer enjoyment. So kick back, relax, and enjoy the home tour!
Intrigued and inspired by beach style homes? Have a look at some past features from here on 1 Kindesign: Modern beach house in Manhattan Beach by Chris Barrett Design and Contemporary oceanfront property in Sagaponack.
The dining room has been designed to be very inviting with white slip covered chairs, wallcovering in a blue and white graphic, and silky window treatments that softens the windows.
The cozy living room welcomes conversation with several seating options such as the slipcovered linen sofa and wood and rattan accent chairs. A tufted blue ottoman centers the space, while a striped area rug adds color and texture. The limed fireplace is the focal point of the space, with a custom designed reclaimed wood mantel. French doors leads out to the gardens in the rear of the home and also floods the space with natural light.
The powder room offers some lovely details such as the custom designed blue wallpaper with a metallic lobster print, reclaimed wood mirror and rope toilet paper holder.
The kitchen is open to the family room to facilitate easy entertaining and conversation. The kitchen countertops consists of honed soapstone and wainscoting is clad on the walls. Casual furnishings makes this space very low maintenance and beach friendly.
The master bedroom retreat features large scale furnishings such as the iron canopy bed, large bedside lamps that are sitting on chests instead or regular night tables. Silky white bed linens and drapery treatments creates a dreamy atmosphere.
Photos: Ball & Albanese
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