7 Gorgeous Getaway Homes
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.