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 completely stunning beach bungalow has received a complete modern makeover by New York-based Anna Burke Interiors, located in Palm Beach, Florida. The two bedroom 1930s cottage was in need of a major overhaul, after being purchased by a young Manhattan businessman who was looking for a charming vacation retreat on the beach. The designer took 60 days to complete the project, which encompassed a gut renovation of the kitchen and bathrooms, modernized all amenities and re-configured the floor plan by tearing down a wall that opened the space up and brought the sunshine in. The cottage showcases ten foot high ceilings through the majority of the rooms which allows the home to feel more spacious. The home has some elegance to it, yet it is still streamlined enough to be manageable. Window treatments of woven-wood shades helped to give privacy yet still allow natural light when it was needed. In the living room, a stunning art form chandelier graces the ceiling, sculpted from pieces of sandblasted grape wood. The designer used a seaside-inspired color palette of blues and whites, with a dusting of driftwood and rattan. Keeping the continuity of the design aesthetic, the furnishings were selected with a singular style and color palette. Since this is a vacation retreat, the designer took the liberty of adding some resort-style appeal in the bedrooms.
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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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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.
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.
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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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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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