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November 7, 2013
Whether you prefer to strap on skis or lounge by the pool, these vacation homes are inspiration enough to start planning your getaway.
palomba dining room

Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carved a sophisticated vacation home from a 17th-century oil mill in Salento. Photo by Francesco Bolis.

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Palomba residence master bedroom

The 17th-century dwelling features elements of modern design, such as this blocky wall of mirrors which doubles as a storage unit. Photo by Francesco Bolis.

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Modern small box home in Mexico

Architect Joaquin Castilllo used inexpensive materials to build this weekend home for Mexico City-based brothers Alfredo and Guillermo Oropeza. Photo by Mauricio Alejo.

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Modern backyard pool with Trex decking

The high-design home was built for about $70 per square foot. Photo by Mauricio Alejo.

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plane house greece outdoor pool

This Grecian vacation home, located on the Aegean island of Skiathos, features two distinct areas. “The first for quiet, long weekends,” explains architect Konstantinos Karampatakis, “the second, faster one for when it’s a guest-filled party home.” Photo by Andrea Wyner.

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plane house greece deck

This part of the vacation home is dedicated to rest and relaxation. Photo by Andrea Wyner.

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Wooden guest cabin rooms with ladder

This shared lakeside house in Ontario is sectioned off into cabins for privacy but features a large communal area. Photo by Lorne Bridgman.

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outdoor wooden hanging bed

The house also features a floating bed for the kids (and adults) to take afternoon naps. Photo by Lorne Bridgman.

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Danish summer house designed by Jesper Brask.

This coastal summer home in Denmark was built using the timber that was cleared for the lot. Photo by Karina Tengberg.

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Modern brick fireplace.

The summer home features an indoor fireplace with a countertop that wraps around to the kitchen area. Photo by Karina Tengberg.

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compact cabin exterior

Inspired by Japanese modernism, Architect Irene Sævik’s summer retreat features an office, bedroom, sauna and bathroom joined together by decks. Photos by Ivan Brodey.

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compact cabin interior

The compact cabin features large windows that look out into the surrounding forest. Photos by Ivan Brodey.

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palomba dining room

Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carved a sophisticated vacation home from a 17th-century oil mill in Salento. Photo by Francesco Bolis.

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