A dacha is a country house or cottage in Russia, typically used as a second or vacation home. I found this dacha owned by designer sisters Ilona Menshakova and Irina Markidonova at Architectural Digest Russia and I am completely in love with the outdoor spaces, particularly the use of black which adds a modern edge. And well, black is always a winner in any application. 🙂 The interior is beautiful too – a mix of rustic cabin, antique glam with a Swedish touch.
Photos: Mikhail Stepanov
The definition of Ibiza perfection? Why this sprawling villa and estate in Es Cubells, Ibiza at 13000 sq ft, 7 bedrooms, staff quarters, gymnasium, health suite and spa of course. Light filled and art filled, modern yet rustic and all about the luxury for being at ease. An Ibiza idyll by London-based Hollie Bowden.
Respect, knowledge and a consideration for people and the natural environment define Zen Architects‘ work and design philosophy. This Edwardian weatherboard house has renovated and an extension to the rear brings in light and views to the garden. The reuse of external bricks especially on the floor and fireplace hearth adds interesting texture and warmth.
Photographer: Derek Swalwell
I’m not sure what I love more about this Manhattan apartment – the hardwood floor, that glorious sofa in the perfect shade of pink, that insane marble or the copper kitchen cabinets. WOW!!!!! By Atelier AM.
This 10,000 sq ft East Hampton NY home is what dreams are made of. The exterior is just as fabulous as the interior, and with all the warm wood used inside and the large expanse of windows everywhere it really blurs the lines between the two. Just what us northerners need to enjoy the summer months. Architecture firm: Blaze Makoid, interior design: David Scott Interiors, photos: Joshua McHugh.