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The perfect getaway

It's a long weekend for most Canadians and one of the last before not-so-nice weather returns. Everyone will be hanging out at a cottage, but I think I'd like to pack my bags and head to this villa on Mallorca. It's incredible - sophisticated, luxurious yet understated. I especially adore the courtyard complete with pool that you can see from every room. It looks so peaceful....I could spend hours and hours out there soaking up the sun, lounging in the pool and re-energizing. Thanks to Stephen of ecoDESIGNfinca for sharing his creation with us. 

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Intermode, an Australian modular housing company, creates dream homes. And these four homes would without a doubt be a DREAM to inhabit. 

The coastal Mornington Peninsula hamlet of Blairgowrie has always inspired exciting contemporary architecture. With its rugged terrain, sloping hills, wind-swept tea-trees and sand dunes, the typography provides a rich backdrop for robust architectural expressions. Situated on a sloping site that opens up to a large tract of nature reserve, this Intermode beach house is subtlety tied to its tree line. The shell, painted in darker colours, disappears into the land, ensuring seclusion. In a conscious gesture, the low-slung building has been purposefully tucked into the site to enhance privacy but also to create a process of discovery.

Nestled in a canopy of trees in the Dandenong Ranges, the Emerald House is the soul of discretion. Surrounded by thick foliage and tall maple and oak trees, the house dissolves into its landscape, creating an almost tree house-like atmosphere. 

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Stalking shotgun, slats and synergy

Take a classic shotgun terrace in my favourite Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Extend and renovate with voids and stairs and slats and changing levels. Design and evolve and create something beautiful. Architect design, innovation and builder's own craftsmanship converge in a sensational synergy of style, form and function ... that last bit was the real estate agent blurb but I think he is spot on. An amazing home designed by Atelier Wagner Architects. Link here while it lasts. 

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Where the sky meets the sea

The sea, the sky, the view. Luxury and lifestyle dreams, Kloof 151 by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and ANTONI ASSOCIATES. Reach out and touch the sunset from this 3 storey home in Clifton, Cape Town. Clean lined, contemporary and with SAOTA's signature inside out living. Al fresco elegance where the sky meets the sea.

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