Modern Vacation Homes

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December 17, 2013
Christmas vacation is right around the corner and that has got us all pining for a fabulous vacation getaway home. Here, we take a look at seven enviable escapes from the beach to the mountains.
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  A COMPACT PREFAB VACATION HOMEA compact prefab vacation home in the seaside community of Onemana Beach is clad in plywood and vertical timber battens finished in Resene’s Lumbersider paint in Foam. Photo by Simon Devitt.  Photo by: Simon DevittCourtesy of: Simon Devitt

    A COMPACT PREFAB VACATION HOME

    A compact prefab vacation home in the seaside community of Onemana Beach is clad in plywood and vertical timber battens finished in Resene’s Lumbersider paint in Foam. Photo by Simon Devitt.

    Photo by: Simon Devitt

    Courtesy of: Simon Devitt

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  A STACKED CABIN FOR A STEEP SLOPEA steeply sloped site in the Wisconsin forest, plus an equally steep budget, led architect Brian Johnsen to reinvent the archetypal cabin for a sturdy vacation home. Photo by Narayan Mahon.

    A STACKED CABIN FOR A STEEP SLOPE

    A steeply sloped site in the Wisconsin forest, plus an equally steep budget, led architect Brian Johnsen to reinvent the archetypal cabin for a sturdy vacation home. Photo by Narayan Mahon.

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  PART OF THE PLANFor years, Eileen and Jelle Kiesling spent much of their time in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, she as a teacher, and he as a manager for Royal Dutch Shell. Reaching semi-retirement, the couple, who live in the Netherlands, were looking for a vacation home back in the United States, specifically northwest Arkansas, where Eileen grew up. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.  Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

    PART OF THE PLAN

    For years, Eileen and Jelle Kiesling spent much of their time in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, she as a teacher, and he as a manager for Royal Dutch Shell. Reaching semi-retirement, the couple, who live in the Netherlands, were looking for a vacation home back in the United States, specifically northwest Arkansas, where Eileen grew up. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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  BLUE IN THE FACADECanada's Magdalen Islands offer a seaside retreat to landlocked Quebecers, two of whom have turned the local vernacular on its oreille with a winsome vacation home. "We wanted something lively for the house, something spectacular but not vulgar," says Bériault of the blue hue of the modest 1,690-square-foot house. Photo by Matthew Monteith.  Photo by: Matthew Monteith

    BLUE IN THE FACADE

    Canada's Magdalen Islands offer a seaside retreat to landlocked Quebecers, two of whom have turned the local vernacular on its oreille with a winsome vacation home. "We wanted something lively for the house, something spectacular but not vulgar," says Bériault of the blue hue of the modest 1,690-square-foot house. Photo by Matthew Monteith.

    Photo by: Matthew Monteith

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  LAKE IOSCO HOUSE IN NEW JERSEYNew Zealand transplant Debbie Gibbs and her young sun retreat from their New York city life to their custom prefab home in Lake Iosco, New Jersey. Photo by Mark Mahaney.  Photo by: Mark MahaneyCourtesy of: photograph by Mark Mahaney,all rights reserved

    LAKE IOSCO HOUSE IN NEW JERSEY

    New Zealand transplant Debbie Gibbs and her young sun retreat from their New York city life to their custom prefab home in Lake Iosco, New Jersey. Photo by Mark Mahaney.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    Courtesy of: photograph by Mark Mahaney,all rights reserved

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  MODERN MARTHA'S VINEYARD RETREATA Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard professor and practicing architect Toshiko Mori. Photo by Iwan Baan.

    MODERN MARTHA'S VINEYARD RETREAT

    A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard professor and practicing architect Toshiko Mori. Photo by Iwan Baan.

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  A WEEKEND RETREAT IN THE FORESTBuilt on a challenging hillside site and tucked behind a thicket of trees, the Bridgman, Michigan, house designed by Scott Rappe provides a modern weekend retreat for a Chicago couple. Photo by Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing.  Photo by: Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing

    A WEEKEND RETREAT IN THE FOREST

    Built on a challenging hillside site and tucked behind a thicket of trees, the Bridgman, Michigan, house designed by Scott Rappe provides a modern weekend retreat for a Chicago couple. Photo by Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing.

    Photo by: Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing

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