vacation

  • baja fresh

    Off-the-grid living is the one and only option at this improvised vacation home in Baja California, Mexico.

     
  • Buisson Residence, Lake Anna, Va.

    A wooded point of land on the shore of Virginia's Lake Anna presented architect Robert M. Gurney and project designer Claire L. Andreas with the perfect stage for this strikingly sculptural weekend retreat.

     
  • Born House, Little Compton, R.I.

    New England's archetypal agrarian forms, subtly refracted through a modernist lens, give this house-and-barn compound a timeless sense of belonging in its rural setting.

     
  • reykjavik, iceland

    The owner of this penthouse pied-à-terre overlooking the Atlantic Ocean uses it primarily to entertain business colleagues.

     
  • the shack at hinkle farm, upper tract, w.v.

    After purchasing 27 acres of land in Upper Tract, W.V., Jeffery Broadhurst, AIA, thought long and hard about what to put there. He ultimately came up with a “shack” that may be a step up from camping but still has arc

     
  • the rolling huts, mazama, wash.

    Tom Kundig, FAIA, likens his six Rolling Huts to “a little Thoreau hut on Walden Pond,” but Henry David Thoreau never had it so sweet.

     
  • olympic tower residence, new york city

    The showstopping city views from this Manhattan pied-à-terre created a clear directive for architect Wayne Turett.

     
  • a place for everything

    Mark English, AIA, renovated this Sausalito, Calif., house to serve as a weekend retreat. But he did such a great job designing for his clients' lifestyle that the couple now live and work in the house full time.

     
  • mind the gap

    When summer residences are closed in with drywall, they lose the casual charm of the old uninsulated beach houses, says architect Robert Young, AIA. The task of exposing the rafters of this lakeside home got him thinking about using materials in ways that express their strengths.

     
  • methow madness

    After decades of designing retreats in Washington's Methow Valley, Ray and Mary Johnston, FAIA, decided it was time to do a place of their own.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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