Collection by Megan Hamaker

Visual Vacation: 8 Homes that Inspire Relaxation


You may not be able to get away from your desk today, but you can take a short visual vacation courtesy of these eight scenes from the Dwell archives. Picture yourself in any one of these amazing homes that inspire a nice deep breath and a sense of relaxation.

The Casa Cuatro sits above a 180-foot cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
The bach’s beachfront site is nestled behind sand dunes with views toward Kapiti Island, a nature sanctuary.
Located an hour outside of the bustling city of Mumbai is an idyllic home designed by Architect Bijoy Jain, principal...
The lake, seen from the pool.
Architect Craig Steely designed this house for himself, his wife Cathy Liu, a painter, and their son, Zane, that looks...
Dougal James-Robertson explains that with all the glass doors open, the couple is “fully in touch with whatever’s...
Cedar slats mark the facade of Floating House, Doug and Becca Worple's lake house in Ontario.
The house is perched in the midst of an astonishing landscape.
The clients cite Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mrs.