When I first saw Casa dos Terracos I remembered about Santorini and the charming white buildings out there. Located in Carvoeiro, Portugal, this house was built in 1967 and used as a holiday retreat. Over time, things have changed. Studio Arte renovated it to fulfill all the necessary conditions so that a family could permanently live here. They did a pretty good job!
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A holiday home bordered by a nature reserve and the ocean is the perfect summer retreat and a dreamy place to retire to some day. And when the architecture and the interior design are as exquisite as this, it all gets better and better.
Located in West Austin, Texas, this residence has 3700 square feet and hosts a family of four. Seen from the outside, it doesn’t look very different from any other modern building. Rectangular forms fall into place under the consent of Chioco Design team and the result is simply amazing. The backyard and a small pool are two other puzzle pieces that complete the image of a dream home. Oak trees are part of the landscape, but the true beauty of this house lies beneath its walls.
Located in Soglio, Switzerland, this barn is a lovely family home built along a pedestrian route leading from the historical center. But why choose to live in a barn, you might ask. Well, because it looks like this and because it’s one of the many innovative barns turned into houses, thanks to the conversion project by Swiss architect Armando Ruinelli.
Frey House II is, as the name clearly suggests, one of the two houses Swiss architect Albert Frey has built for himself in Palm Springs, California. The 800 square foot building overlooks the desert resort and seamlessly disappears into the mountain. It was purposefully designed to recede into the rocky landscape and to offer a very strong connection with the outdoors.