6 Vacation Homes from Around the World

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

    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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  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.  Photo by: Francesco Bolis

    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.

    Photo by: Francesco Bolis

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

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

    Photo by: Mauricio Alejo

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

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

    Photo by: Mauricio Alejo

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  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.  Photo by: Andrea Wyner

    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.

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

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

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

    Photo by: Andrea Wyner

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

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

    Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

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

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

    Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

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

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

    Photo by: Karina Tengberg

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

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

    Photo by: Karina Tengberg

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  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.  Photo by: Ivan BrodeyCourtesy of: Ivan Brodey

    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.

    Photo by: Ivan Brodey

    Courtesy of: Ivan Brodey

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

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

    Photo by: Ivan Brodey

    Courtesy of: Ivan Brodey

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