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My Sister & The Sea is a 1950’s weatherboard cottage transported from Sweden. The cottage is run by two sisters, Sarah and Emma, who have turned their childhood cottage into a beautiful rental home overlooking the sea. They, along with their families, have spent endless summers there, sandy feet , long meals, naps on daybeds, swimming, fishing, exploring, jigsaw puzzles, dreaming, laughing and loving. Winters, are so happily spent by the fire reading, drinking wine and sleeping in….. The cottage has that typical holiday feel, with calm colors, daybeds to lounge on and a nice nautical theme running thoughout the home. It is located a short walk to many beautiful beaches. Each are distinct, unique and magical. You can also book this dreamy house in Airbnb!!!! See also :https://house-diaries.com/captains-rest-a-waterfront-heritage-cabin-on-tasmanias-west-coast/

If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of life, here is a place to go.Villa Electra is nestled into the Portuguese countryside within walking distance of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the perfect opportunity to experience traditional Portuguese flair. The house has the features of a simple rural home: a thatched roof, a white oiled facade, a one-story building, but inside the guests will find a magnificent design with local ethnic notes.Such a wonderful home!!!! You can book it here…. See also :https://house-diaries.com/ana-ana-an-artistic-habitat-in-algarve-portugal/

Situated in the heart of the medieval walled village of Saint Paul de Vence but benefitting from glorious views of both the sea to the south and the mountains to the north, the 100 sq metre apartment has just been beautifully restored while keeping all of its amazing original features.The apartment was owned and lived in during the 1940s by the legendary French poet, writer and screenwriter Jacques Prévert. In Prévert’s old house, you’ll be staying in a piece of French history, with its ancient wooden beams, huge open fireplace for cozy winter nights, large vaulted-ceiling bathroom accessed through a mysterious tunnel and two large en-suite double bedrooms with fresh French linen sheets on the superking beds.If you ever find yourself in the South of France this looks like the perfect place to stay. You can book it through Airbnb here !!!!! See also :https://house-diaries.com/les-moutons-a-traditional-provence-farmhouse-in-france/

OKHA is a Cape Town based interior design studio. They are creators of progressive, elegant furniture and lighting, as well as artisanal objects and contemporary floor art. Their design is inspired by an enquiring contemporary aesthetic and timeless classicism, with a deep respect for natural materials and traditional craftsmanship. They created statement pieces for the new luxury safari lodge, Cheetah Plains, which is set in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. They worked in close collaboration with ARRCC (the architects and interior designers) and architect, Stefan Antoni of SAOTA. Through this process, OKHA experimented with various metals and finishes exploring oxidised, patinated and etched processes on mild steel, brass and copper to create a lustre and depth that resonated with the project brief. Marble and stone were also chosen according to grain and colour that resonated with the African bushveld.” The project consists of three independent bush houses, named Mapogo, Mvula and…

This summer villa on the Spanish island of Menorca designed by Atelier du Pont is a real treasure! Summer homes usually do not offer some interesting and unique interior design, but in this case, the inner spaces are designed in a fresh and such wonderful way!!!!!The villa combines traditional Spanish details, elements of colonial style, and colorful Middle Eastern notes together with modern chic features. In addition, the house is filled with interesting art objects and designer pieces of furniture, which add uniqueness and identity to interiors. And the location and territory are just breathtaking! The villa can be rented so you can find more information on Es Bec d’Aguila’s website. Photography : Karel Balas See also :https://house-diaries.com/la-hermandad-de-villalba-an-18th-century-iberian-villa/

This house is in Palm Springs, CA is a unique home in a spectacular location. The house features a geodesic dome invented by Buckminster Fuller and is sited in the large wind farm at the north end of Palm Springs. It has an interesting history. It was originally built in the 1950s as a weekend family vacation home for a chemical engineer from Torrance, CA. The house was built without an architect and was pieced together by neighbors and local residents. It remained unchanged until only a few years ago, when California architect Pavlina Williams, AIA and her husband discovered the house and recognized it as a diamond in the rough. Pavlina redesigned the dome, adding the triangular and other geometric windows which now provide panoramic views of the area. She completely renovated and remodeled the interior as well, introducing a treasure of mid-century modern furniture and design.The house is…

Lia Retreat is a luxury villa in Mykonos designed by Stones & Walls Studio, boasting its supreme location and its high quality services. If you are planning to visit the enchanting island of Mykonos for your summer vacation, for a romantic getaway or for holding your wedding in the most romantic atmosphere, this Mykonos family villa provides the ultimate accommodation. Explore the Cycladic architecture and the breathtaking views to steep cliffs and the Aegean Sea, while enjoying every single moment you spend in pure luxury and comfort. The décor is compliant to the distinctive architecture of the island of Mykonos, with a minimalistic character and touches of modernity that add to the overall elegance of the villa. Enjoy the natural sunlight that enters each room generously, due to the large windows that also offer exquisite views. You can contact this fantastic place here!!!! Photography : George Fakaros  See also :https://house-diaries.com/residence-in-mykonos-clean-lines-with-special-attention-to-details/

“Designed by the internationally renowned designer Ilaria Miani, this gorgeous fully-staffed Villa is an art gallery sitting in the stunning Tuscan Hills, at just a few minutes from Tuscany’s most sought beaches”…..Covered by a flowered pergola, the Villa’s main entrance opens up to an elegant hall, where you will find, right across the delicate central table, the first access to the Villa’s terrace, allowing the breathtaking view of the Tuscan Hills to be your first sight upon entering the property.Divided into two lounging areas, the main living area’s arched ceiling with beautiful wood detailing delicately brings the space together.The stunning bright pink kitchen is a treasure! The bedrooms, spread out over the Villa’s three levels are all sophisticated ample spaces with wide dressing rooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can book this stunning villa here!!!!! See also : https://house-diaries.com/monteverdi-hotel-a-retreat-from-the-ordinary-in-tuscany-italy/

A historical property catering to large groups in the scenic Hepburn Springs area, The Oxford can sleep up to 24 guests across 12 bedrooms and offers 7.5 bathrooms.The building itself is nestled in amongst a private garden, fully matured and designed to evoke the natural beauty of regional Victoria, featuring many native species. The interior of the home is defined by its distinctive decorations and artistic flair. A stunning family lounge and spacious dining room, with seating for 24, invite guests to gather and spend time together, eating and relaxing, perhaps even by the open wood fire on a cold night. Surrounded by lush garden, the outdoor setting is perfect for hosting barbecues and dining alfresco. The Oxford also offers a yoga studio that can be reconfigured for conference meetings or other gatherings. The rooms are as eclectically designed as the rest of the home, their walls graced by cultural icons and gorgeous paintings.…

This unique and exclusive oasis in the center of the Algarve has the atmosphere of a Moroccan riad. The house-atelier of artist Eric de Bruijn, it is named Ana Ana, from the Arabic for ‘I am’. The home was created from an iconic building with industrial lines and has been converted into a remarkable resting place filled with bright natural light, unique art pieces, and cool found objects. Every corner features a piece of the artist’s personal collection, plus other unusual details. On the second floor are five concept rooms and several lounge areas that are available for guests to use. There is also an elegant courtyard with a striking black pool.To de Bruijn, the home is a ‘plural space’, where guests will find art in many forms: from exhibitions to gastronomic events, pop-up concepts, or artistic residences. In other words, anything can happen here. You can also book this exquisite…

Welcome to the first step on your journey of personal transformation. A wellbeing destination spa in the mythical Greek Peloponnese, Euphoria Retreat offers a unique healing environment, with treatments and therapies that blend ancient Hellenic and Chinese philosophies and practices.Even as you arrive at Euphoria Retreat, your journey of personal and physical transformation begins. The densely forested mountainside of Mt Taygetus provides a majestic backdrop, rising to such a height that its peaks are still snow-capped in spring, just as the warming sunshine brings the lush valley of citrus groves and olive trees to full bloom and teases the intoxicating scents from the mountain herbs. Euphoria Retreat is the perfect place to relax, redefine the relationship between your mind and body and reinvent yourself. Their holistic approach works as a process of transformation on all levels, restoring physical, emotional, mental and spiritual balance. The ultimate goal of this transformational process is what it can offer…