5 Great Guesthouses

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October 23, 2013
From in-laws to visiting artists, its nice to accommodate traveling guests. These modern guesthouses combine style and hospitality to keep your visitors close to home.
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  Maximizing space was the goal with this London guesthouse designed by Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama. Photo by Ben Anders.  Photo by: Ben Anders

    Maximizing space was the goal with this London guesthouse designed by Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama. Photo by Ben Anders.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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  Because the designers wanted to create a brighter space in this tiny guesthouse, there are no cupboards in the kitchen and storage space is featured in other areas around the house. Photo by Ben Anders.  Photo by: Ben Anders

    Because the designers wanted to create a brighter space in this tiny guesthouse, there are no cupboards in the kitchen and storage space is featured in other areas around the house. Photo by Ben Anders.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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  Influenced by Japanese design, Danish architect Martin Kallesø built this cottage in Præstø on the island of Zealand.

    Influenced by Japanese design, Danish architect Martin Kallesø built this cottage in Præstø on the island of Zealand.

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  Natural light floods in from the window of the cottage. Outside is a view of the island and a birdhouse home to a neighborhood owl.

    Natural light floods in from the window of the cottage. Outside is a view of the island and a birdhouse home to a neighborhood owl.

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  This Santa Monica home's backyard features a guesthouse with a view of the fire pit and pool. Photo by David Allee.  Photo by: David Allee

    This Santa Monica home's backyard features a guesthouse with a view of the fire pit and pool. Photo by David Allee.

    Photo by: David Allee

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  The California guesthouse is attached to the separate office, across from the home. Photo by David Allee.  Photo by: David Allee

    The California guesthouse is attached to the separate office, across from the home. Photo by David Allee.

    Photo by: David Allee

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  Architect Jim Poteet along with resident Stacey Hill created a whimsical backyard retreat from a shipping container in a San Antonio artists' community. Photo by Chris Cooper.  Photo by: Chris Cooper

    Architect Jim Poteet along with resident Stacey Hill created a whimsical backyard retreat from a shipping container in a San Antonio artists' community. Photo by Chris Cooper.

    Photo by: Chris Cooper

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  Located in the Emerald City, this secondary suite, rebuilt from a 1920s Craftsman, features a kitchenette and full bathroom. Designed by New York-based architect Gary Shoemaker.

    Located in the Emerald City, this secondary suite, rebuilt from a 1920s Craftsman, features a kitchenette and full bathroom. Designed by New York-based architect Gary Shoemaker.

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