September 18, 2017

7 Gorgeous Getaway Homes

Firm: Sonia Cocozza and Studio Talent. Site: Ostuni, Italy. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Living Inside.

1. Sonia Cocozza and Studio Talent

Site: Ostuni, Italy.

Standout: A swarm of paper butterflies and an infinity pool edged by perspective-expanding mirrors vivify a design journalist’s compound of 16th-century trulli—conical stone shelters native to Puglia and built sans mortar.

2. Kyo-Co Atelier

Firm: Kyo-Co Atelier. Site: Bioul, Belgium. Photography by Jean-Luc Laloux/Photofoyer.

Site: Bioul, Belgium.

Standout: Scaled-down train tracks ferry playful wagons across the garden of a 1920s bluestone stable—a former railway station—converted, with additions, into photographer-duo Anne and Jean-Luc Laloux’s rustic-industrial holiday rental, set amid idyllic pastures. Choo choo, er, tchoufff tchoufff!

3. Denton House Design Studio and VC Architects 

Firms: Denton House Design Studio and VC Architects. Site: Great Guana Cay, the Bahamas. Photography by Rochelle Jahdi.

Site: Great Guana Cay, the Bahamas.

Standout: For avid art collectors and their teenage kids, the design team ixnayed run-of-the-mill beach house decor in favor of vibrant accents and family-friendly finishes: engineered wood flooring, penny rounds, solid-surfacing.

4. Lorenzo Prando & Riccardo Rosso Architects 

Firms: Lorenzo Prando & Riccardo Rosso Architects. Site: Mascognaz, Italy. Photography by Santi Caleca/Photofoyer.

Site: Mascognaz, Italy.

Standout: High in the Alps, laminate-clad furniture in Memphis colors, inspired by the likes of Jean Arp and Le Corbusier, bring zany edge to a rehabbed 19th-century larch and stone barn, a perfect specimen of vernacular Walser architecture.

5. T.W. Ryan Architecture

Firm: T.W. Ryan Architecture. Site: Montauk, New York. Photography by Michael de Pasquale & Martina Muffini/Living Inside.

Site: Montauk, New York.

Standout: The black-stained cedar exterior melds into the shadows while the interior by homeowner and Parish fashion consultancy head, Maria McManus, conveys ethereality, warmed by the relaxed vibe of a vintage Percival Lafer sofa, fluffy long-hair hides, and nautical shiplap-and-rope bunkbeds.

6. Alison Damonte Design and Mattingly Thaler Architecture 

Firms: Alison Damonte Design and Mattingly Thaler Architecture. Site: La Honda, California. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

Site: La Honda, California.

Standout: Communal spaces are large, private ones small, in this weekend-house-in-the-woods, which deliberately eschews timber finishes in favor of clean-lined optimism—note a bedroom’s Enzo Mari giant pear print and the living room’s jaunty David Weeks chandelier.

7. Viviana Haddad 

Firm: Viviana Haddad. Site: Site: Cava d’Ispica, Italy. Photography by Helenio Barbetta & Chiara Dal Canto/Living Inside.

Site: Cava d’Ispica, Italy.

Standout: In a residence with two guest houses overlooking a valley rife with prehistoric archaeological treasures, contemporary artworks and mid- century finds jive with bygone elements like 18th-century Sicilian tiles, reclaimed local limestone, and cocciopesto lime plaster flecked with crushed pottery.

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