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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.
Modern bed pod staircase area with wooden flooring

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

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Modern custom-built kitchen with bright orange chairs

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.

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kallesco cottage exterior

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

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Modern guesthouse in Præstø, Denmark

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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Modern pool house with rock garden

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

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Modern pool house in Santa Monica

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

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hill container studio exterior side

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.

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zimmerman residence exterior

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.

Originally appeared in Garden Pavilion, Seattle
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Modern bed pod staircase area with wooden flooring

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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