Vacation Homes

These summer retreats are perfect for the whole family.

This Sun-Soaked Cabin in the Canadian Wilderness Is a Breath of Fresh Air
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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A Mirrored Hideaway Rises on an Extinct Volcano in Central Mexico
Located 20 minutes from San Miguel de Allende, Casa Etérea reflects the grandeur of its majestic surroundings.
A Stepped Roof Primes This Cozy Norwegian Cabin for Next-Level Fun
On the edge of Norway’s largest national park, a family’s cozy holiday escape cleverly pays homage to the sublime landscape.
A Tiny, Thatched-Roof Hideaway in Mexico Pays Homage to the Tropical Landscape
A Tiny, Thatched-Roof Hideaway in Mexico Pays Homage to the Tropical Landscape
A 164-square-foot retreat in Litibú features a courtyard with an oculus that frames the sky.
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A Minimalist, Wood-and-Glass Cabin Nestles Into a Patagonian Forest
The light-filled Impluvium Refuge embraces its remote setting in Southern Chile.
This Off-Grid Retreat in Idaho Floats in a Sea of Rolling Hills
Three metal-clad structures connected by an open-air courtyard offer simple sanctuary and an escape from city living.
A Dreamy Home in Catalonia Celebrates the Mediterranean Way of Life
Spanish architecture studio Mesura draws inspiration from the landscape and local vernacular to craft a rural retreat for a large family.
This Charred-Cedar Waterfront Home Embraces the View From Every Angle
Step into this waterfront home in Prince Edward County, and find an instant reprieve from the city.
A Lakeside Canadian Cabin Channels Golden Summer Camp Vibes
This family getaway—which is only accessible by boat—has a bunk room below and a mess hall above that takes advantage of spectacular views.
A Creative Couple Build a Home and Art Studio on the Edge of a Brazilian Forest
Architect Rodrigo Simão gets carte blanche to design a home and studio for an empty-nester couple in Petrópolis.
Budget Breakdown: This Modular Cabin in Chile Cost Just $51 Per Square Foot
Budget Breakdown: This Modular Cabin in Chile Cost Just $51 Per Square Foot
Modular design defines a lakeside holiday home that was built for less than $160K.
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A Black-Gabled Bush Retreat Celebrates the Humble Australian Shed
Australian architect Roger Nelson spent almost a decade designing a home for his family in Lorne before teaming up with DREAMER to reimagine his vision as a rural retreat.
A Slice of Wilderness Grows at the Heart of a Square Home in Chile
At Lago Ranco, a courtyard house immerses a family in nature from all sides.
A Coastal New Zealand Home Mines Starlight and Sunshine With Massive Light Wells
On the coast of New Zealand’s North Island, an award-winning holiday home puts a sculptural twist on the local bach typology.
A Curved Holiday Home Nestles Into a Spectacular Clifftop in New Zealand
Belinda George Architects crafts a family “bach” on New Zealand’s North Island that celebrates the native bush and outdoor living.
Fall in Love With This British Architect’s Colorful Weekend Retreat
An architect’s weekend place on the English Channel turns its attention to the sea.
Multiple Modern Cabins Make Up This French Holiday Home
Set within the sloped terrain of beautiful Cap Ferret, France, is a contemporary holiday home perfect for both entertaining and relaxation.
A Matte Black Cabin Steps Down the Steep Slopes of Norway’s Stokkøya Island
On the windswept Norwegian island of Stokkøya, a holiday cabin built from local timber connects deeply to the landscape.
This Shou Sugi Ban Cottage Blends In With its Lakeside Surroundings
Bigger isn’t always better—this lakeside cottage has a low-lying form that disappears into the surrounding landscape.
This Surprisingly Airy Holiday Home Is Made of Massive Concrete Slabs
Designed as a vacation home for a young family, this tropical modern dwelling uses restrained forms and fundamental materials to stunning effect.
A Chicory Kiln Becomes a Sustainable Vacation Home With Endless Flexibility
Mobile cabinetry and thoughtful reuse turn a dilapidated industrial structure into a warm and creative home with open-ended possibilities.
A Compact Prefab Vacation Home
A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.
The Durable Yet Comfortable Cabin in the Woods
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.
Small and Modern: A Family Lakeside Getaway in Texas
A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision for a diminutive, low-key lakeside getaway.
Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home
Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition.
Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan’s Shelter Island Vacation Home
For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity to create an intimate and relaxing hideaway.
A Remote Holiday Home Celebrates Raw and Natural Materials in Mexico
An homage to Mexico’s untouched landscape, this elegant low-impact getaway sports a pared-back aesthetic.
Modern Lakeside Retreat Stripped Down to the Basics
Two Washington, D.C.–based writers balance life in the city with a low-key vacation spot.
The Ski Retreat for All Seasons
San Francisco–based designer Maca Huneeus created her family’s weekend retreat near Lake Tahoe with a relaxed, sophisticated sensibility.
A Scandinavian Summer Home Built for Surf, Sports, and Sun
An adventurous family envisions a dream getaway on Sweden’s southwestern shore.