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A Cabin on Arcachon Bay, France

Arcachon Bay is in the western part of France, a place that is under the radar (compared to places like Provence) and I think that makes it an even more idyllic place for a vacation house. The midcentury-meets-industrial style, all the gorgeous wood and compact size make for a great little cabin, don’t you think? …

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On My Radar: Portuguese Fishing Huts As Vacation Homes

A couple of weeks ago I talked about how much I appreciate traditional dwellings being adapted for new uses.  Here’s another great example. This beautiful vacation home in Portugal is really a compound made up of four traditional fishing huts. What’s so wonderful about it is all of the natural materials and refurbished pieces are a …

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Vacation House Ideas

If you follow me on Pinterest you know that one of my more active boards is the “Vacation House” board. It’s where I’m collecting images of my ideal vacation house, one where I would like to live part of the year after retirement. (It’s never too early to start planning for these things, you know. …

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A Uniquely Italian Vacation House

I have a real love of historical dwellings and I think the native architecture of the Puglia region of Italy known as trulli is one of the most charming in the world. Dating back 200 to 300 years, they were originally used by farmers but in more recent years, they have become popular as vacation homes. …

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Homes I Love: A Villa in Malibu

Of all the homes I love, I think this home has the most amazing mix of old/new and modern/traditional elements I’ve ever seen. The owner Richard Shapiro (who is referred to as an “antiques impresario”) designed and built this house himself and I’m just in awe of his vision and style. Of course, all of the art …

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Swedish Country

Country is the one thing I am not but there’s something about homes in the Swedish countryside that I find irresistible, especially historical ones like this one. This is country I can get on board with! (Photos: Lantliv, February 2012)

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Favorite Vacation House Style #6: African Beach

For the sixth of my Favorite Vacation House Styles, we are traveling to East Africa. This is the Kiwayu Island Resort in Kenya and the laid-back bohemian atmosphere makes it the quintessential African beach house for me. Lots of outdoor lounging areas, hammocks, ocean views, and don’t even get me started on all the textiles! Don’t …

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Favorite Vacation House Style #5: Greek Islands

My fifth Favorite Vacation House Style comes from the Greek islands. I’ve been smitten with these historic whitewashed stone houses ever since my visit to Santorini which by the way, could very well be the most picturesque place on earth. I’m not sure which island this house is on but I’ll take it regardless! How …

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