Collection by William Harrison

8 Convenient Weekend Retreats


As these vacation homes show, you don’t always have to stray too far from the city to get a soothing break. Let these convenient weekend getaways inspire your next trip, or merely stir your imagination.

This prefabricated New Jersey home on the shores of Lake Iosco was designed as a woodsy antidote to New York City life.
“This is a humanized landscape of meadows, walls, ash, streams, a small-scale landscape, minimal, almost domestic, and...
Even though it is technically within Seattle's city limits, this home on the shores of Fauntleroy Cove feels worlds...
With its storybook-evoking name and leafy location southeast of London, Starvecrow Cottage is an idyllic modernist...
With its juxtapositon of ipe siding and steeland-glass windows, this low-key family getaway outside of Austin, Texas,...
Sævik compares her house to a contemplative hideout. “It’s very quiet,” she says.
The bank of windows on the rear facade faces a lush hillside.
A view of the exterior of the structure, showing the two families' separate living spaces anchored by a single broad...
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