Perched on the tidal waters of Comporta south of Lisbon, Portugal are two small cabins. Crafted from recycled timber they reference the local fishermen’s huts. The first cabin contains a bedroom and bathroom. The second a living space with basic kitchen. Simple and beautiful, romantic and at one with the wetlands. Cabanas no Rio by architect Manuel Aires Mateus. In my dreams I am there already.
A classic style Nantucket cottage. A new build that references the past. A good neighbour that fits in. Wauwinet Ramble is just what you’d expect of a shingle clad beach house but come on inside. There’s a happy little surprise. House design by workshop/apd in collaboration with Studio Massaud and of course interiors by Jonathan Adler. Tradition takes a chill pill.
In 12 days I will be headed to one of my favourite destinations on earth – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. While I walk 40 minutes to and from work in -30 C weather I dream of the sun, sand, food and booze I will be experiencing very soon. I would be pretty content to chill in this villa located in Phuket too. This villa boasts panoramic views over the Andaman Sea, Phuket Bay, Koh Rang Yai and Koh Maprao with a 55m2 infinity pool, the expansive al fresco dining area and the 1,519m2 garden. It offers 930m2 of constructed space, with five bedrooms, gym, home office, home cinema…everything you could want in paradise. Those views!!! All this can be yours for 3.15 million USD. Via Modern Homes Worldwide.
They cling stubbornly to sand dunes and hillsides along the Australian coast. Simple beach shacks slapped together in the 50s and 60s. Collective histories of family summer holidays, fishing, sand in bathing suits left strewn on railings after the obligatory post beach outdoor shower. A man’s castle but definitely no mansion. Passed from generation to generation. Rare. Endangered. Swallowed up by McMansions. Lost forever. Unless they are saved, renewed and once again cherished. Like this Seal Rocks shack brought back by Bourne Blue Architecture. Nothing precious but such a treasure.