In honor of the summer travel season, we've collected 7 modern getaways in far-flung locations from India to New Zealand to Greece.
“My dream was of a summerhouse whose design alone, rather than any added-on decoration, made it beautiful,” says resident Achilleas Mourtzouchos. Stone walls, a pine tree exploding out of a deep overhang, iroko decking, outdoor rooms, a glassy swimming pool, and endless views of the sea make his vacation house in Skiathos, Greece, a paragon of indoor-outdoor living. Photo by: Andrea Wyner
By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a high-design vacation home for just $70 per square foot. Photo by Mauricio Alejo
Every third weekend, Doug Paton and Stacey Chapman Paton leave the bustle of San Diego and head over to their second house at the foot of the craggy Santa Rosa Mountains in the idyllic little Anza-Borrego Desert resort town of Borrego Springs. The open-plan house was built in 1980 in a style that references Le Corbusier’s white planes and deep overhangs. Photo by: JUCO