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Casa Ola & Casa Piera

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Region/Town: IT - Italy, Capri

Accommodation: House

With broad views of the Gulf of Naples, these summer houses nestle on a rocky slope of the Italian island of Capri. The upper house – the Casa Piera – was designed by Neapolitan architect Cherubino Gambardella as a private residenza minima. …

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Büdnerhaus am Bodden

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Born/Darß

Accommodation: House, Apartment

The Büdnerhaus in the village of Born on the Darss peninsula of Germany’s Baltic coastline rests on the foundational walls of a house dating back to 1792. The owners had actually planned to restore the original building. …

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San Pellegrino

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Region/Town: IT - Italy, Umbria, Gualdo Tadino

Accommodation: House

The holiday house San Pellegrino, set in the Umbrian hills, combines modern architecture with memories of a family heritage. The property on the edge of a forest once belonged to the grandparents of its current owners. …

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Backwater

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, Wroxham, Norfolk

Accommodation: House

In a lagoon in the middle of Norfolk Broads National Park, you will find Backwater, surrounded by water on three sides. The building, which consists of three main spaces, is clad in traditional timber shingles. Its pitched roofs will remind you of the boat sheds common to the area. …

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Kinloch Lodge

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, Scotland, Tongue

Accommodation: House

In a secluded spot surrounded by vast fields and forests, Kinloch Lodge is situated in the wild Highlands of northern Scotland. This historic property, once the hunting lodge of the Duke of Sutherland, has been transformed into an exclusive holiday home with hotel services. …

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Little Cottage

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, England, Cornwall, Praa Sands

Accommodation: House

The name is admittedly somewhat misleading; Little Cottage on the coast of Cornwall isn’t small, nor does it resemble a cottage. Its name derives from the house that once stood in its place. London architect Alex Michaelis replaced that dilapidated cottage with a spacious building that draws its inspiration from classical modernist architecture. …

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Studio Fiskavaig

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, Scotland, Isle of Skye

Accommodation: House

Fiskavaig Studio on the Scottish Isle of Skye is the little sister of the neighboring Hen House holiday home. Both houses were designed by Rural Design Architects and are examples of ecological constructions built using simple materials. …

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Hen House

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, Scotland, Isle of Skye

Accommodation: House

This small wooden house on the Scottish Isle of Skye is lovingly known as hen house. Its design aims to minimise the impact on the surrounding natural environment and to make efficient use of energy and water. …

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Tinhouse

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, Scotland, Isle of Skye

Accommodation: House

The Tinhouse is perched on a steep slope overlooking The Minch strait to the northwest of the Isle of Skye. The house was designed and hand built by Alan Dickson and his wife Gill Smith, founders of the architectural firm Rural Design Architects. …

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The Woodhouse

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, Scotland, Isle of Skye, Duirnish, Lower Milovaig

Accommodation: House

Spectacular views included! The trip to Skye Woodhouse may take some time, but you’ll be rewarded at the destination. Built on a remote headland of the Scottish Isle of Skye, the holiday house is modeled after the traditional Scottish longhouses and blends with its simple architecture harmoniously into the landscape. …

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The Brochs of Coigach

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, Scotland, Ross-shire, Achiltibuie

Accommodation: House

Unusual architecture within a stunning landscape: The Brochs of Coigach are two roundhouses, situated on a hill on the coast of the Scottish Highlands. To reach this natural paradise, the last leg of the journey takes you on a winding single-track road next to steep mountain slopes and through an elongated valley. …

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The Long House

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, North Norfolk

Accommodation: House

“The Long House”, located in Norfolk on the East coast of England, seems cross between a church and a barn. The flint walls were modelled on the traditional buildings of the region. The centerpiece of the house is a large minimalistic-style hall. …

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The Dune House

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, Suffolk, Thorpeness

Accommodation: House

Dune House is situated near the village of Thropeness in Suffolk, on England’s eastern coast. Nestled into the dunes, the house offers fantastic views across the sea. The roof landscape is reminiscent of those on other local buildings, …

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Black Shed

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, Scotland, Isle of Skye

Accommodation: House

The “Black Shed” is located on the Isle of Skye at the foot of the Macleod’s Table mountains. The building was inspired by an old agricultural shed on the croft and painted black as a reference to the style of sheds in the neighbouring landscapes. …

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The Shingle House

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, Kent

Accommodation: House

The Shingle House is set in a dramatic, almost surreal landscape: It is located on the vast gravel beach of Dungeness, a stoný desert with rare plants and animal species. But in the nature reserve there are also scattered fishermen’s cottages, …

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The Balancing Barn

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, Suffolk, Walberswick

Accommodation: House

The “Balancing Barn” offers a very special living experience. From the front, it looks like a small house that fits in rather well with the other local buildings: with its barn-like shape and metal sheeting. Viewed from the side, …

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