Vacation Homes

These summer retreats are perfect for the whole family.

With Natural Materials and an Unfussy Attitude, a Latvian Prefab Embraces the Countryside
With Natural Materials and an Unfussy Attitude, a Latvian Prefab Embraces the Countryside
A couple and their son opted for a compact model by Manta North as a family retreat from their hectic life in Riga.
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A Rambling Fishing Retreat in Montana Cuts Through Cabin Conventions
The Silhouette House by Lazor/Office is a two-part wood, glass, and steel building united by a sprawling system of decks and walkways.
This Swedish A-Frame With a Flourish Excels in All Seasons
A sweeping roofline creates a surprisingly spacious interior for this holiday home located eight hours north of Stockholm.
A Prefab Retreat in Iceland Is Positioned for Jaw-Dropping Views
A Prefab Retreat in Iceland Is Positioned for Jaw-Dropping Views
The Scandinavian-inspired design by Manta North is tucked neatly between an extinct volcano and the Atlantic, where exceptional scenery is in no short supply.
A Multifamily Getaway in Portugal Plays With Indoor/Outdoor Spaces
Estúdio Amatam creates a bright, geometric holiday home for two families in a coastal village near Lisbon.
An Architect Takes His Time in Building a Cozy Cabin in the Danish Countryside
Using recycled materials and by-hand techniques, Thomas Bossel of Pax Architects traded out refinement for rough-hewn edges to create an idyllic escape for his young family.
A Holiday Home in Southwestern France Captures the Essence of Country Living
Riffing on the Landes region’s agricultural vernacular, Lesgourgues designs a voluminous, airy retreat capped with a shed roof.
A Cedar-Clad Cabin With a Glass “Sunroof” Rises on a Hillside in Norway
Along the Nordic nation’s southeast coast, Line Solgaard Arkitekter creates a magical family getaway that stands in symbiosis with its surroundings.
A Chilean Cabin Rises Amidst Ancient Trees in the Andes Mountains
Returning to its roots, local firm Iragüen Viñuela Arquitectos creates a gable-roofed vacation home while preserving the surrounding flora.
A Striking Holiday Home in Portugal Evokes the Poetry of the Surrounding Landscape
Casa da Volta reimagines what a rural retreat can be, with its rustic yet luxurious materiality and tranquil courtyard.
These 7 Hawaiian Modernist Escapes Will Have You Dreaming of the Islands
These 7 Hawaiian Modernist Escapes Will Have You Dreaming of the Islands
If you've ever entertained fantasies of a modernist escape on a tropical island, you'll fully understand why each of these homeowners took the leap.
This Y-Shaped Greek Villa Looks Like a Flying Saucer That’s Embedded Into the Hills
This summer home literally draws a "Y" on the landscape and is built on an olive tree-covered hill facing Greece's shimmering Finikounda Bay.
A Surfer’s Retreat in the Bahamas
A sustainable cabin in the Bahamas offers a respite for a Florida family.
21 Finely Finessed Getaways in the Hamptons and Montauk
From Westhampton to Montauk, these Long Island retreats celebrate their beachside locales.
An Indoor/Outdoor Portuguese Getaway Blends Into the Arid Landscape
The geometric vacation home designed by Lisbon-based Bak Gordon Arquitectos incorporates local materials like lime mortar and cork.
A Beach House Made of Timber, Clay, and Concrete Welcomes Sunbeams and Sea Breezes in Mexico
Designed by Mexico City–based firm BAAQ', Casa Naila features four pitched-roof volumes that open to the pristine shores of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.
Before & After: A Designer Turns an Ugly Duckling Into a Luminous Catskills Retreat
Unexpectedly facing the renovation alone, a Brooklyn-based DIYer rallies the help of her friends to transform a dated home.
10 Dreamy Italian Villas You Can Rent for an Idyllic Getaway
From a reimagined oil mill in Sicily to a restored Tuscan farmhouse, these enchanting villas abound with rustic details including stone walls, exposed beams, and brick archways.
A Holiday Home in Hokkaido Echoes the Textures and Topography of Nature
A Japanese architect blurs the edges between shelter and site in a summer retreat enveloped by woodland.
A Former Fish Warehouse in Portugal Is Reimagined as a Brilliant Villa Filled With Light
Atelier Rua and Studio Stories transform an old building in Olhão, Portugal, into a minimalist guesthouse with arched doorways, a rooftop terrace, and a private pool.
A Connecticut Couple Build an Off-Grid Dream Home in the Prairies of Uruguay
MAPA Architects revitalizes an old ranch house in rural Uruguay—more than 5,300 miles away from the clients’ primary home.
Soak Up the Surf at These Remote Timber Cabins on the Chilean Coast
Perched on a steep hillside, a pair of secluded oak cabins blend into the rugged landscape of Navidad, Chile.
An Art-Filled Napa Valley Home Pushes the Envelope for Prefab Design
A Bay Area family harnesses the power of prefab to build a weekend hideaway replete with custom finishes.
This Loon Lake Getaway Is a Wabi-Sabi Twist on the Traditional Cabin
Drawing on Japanese, Scandinavian, and Shaker influences, Whitten Architects designs a decidedly non-rustic lakeside retreat in New Hampshire.
This Cozy Cabin in the British Countryside Has Everything You Need for a Relaxing Weekend
Out of The Valley just completed their latest project, the Holly Water Cabin—and it’s available for rent.
A Sharp Chilean Cabin Shines Like a Gemstone
Nestled in a lush landscape, the solar-powered retreat cantilevers toward the ocean like a ship’s bow.
A Family of Skiers Find Winter Bliss in a Cozy Cabin in Norway
Stellar views, local pine, and a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired design combine in a compact cabin perched high in the Kvitfjell Mountains.
A DIY Couple Build a Scandi-Inspired Guesthouse and Office for $275K
Tarah and Drew MacAlmon dreamed big to create The Lofthouse, a collaborative workspace and Airbnb in their hometown of Black Forest, Colorado.
A Log Cabin Kit Home Pops Up at the Edge of a Lake in Southern Finland
Prefab builder Pluspuu erects a rustic yet refined retreat an hour’s drive from Helsinki.
This Sun-Soaked Cabin in the Canadian Wilderness Is a Breath of Fresh Air
Peter Braithwaite Studio crafts a peaceful retreat for a couple in Seabright, Nova Scotia.
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