Architectuur & design Hotspots


With summer winding down, we can’t stop reminiscing about vacations past, present and future, with long days spent relaxing at the beach, the pool or the lake. To honour our love for all things design and days full of sunshine, we’ve made a curated selection of stunning waterfront homes and getaways that have this beautiful and precious good in common – the water. If these beach houses don’t want to make you live by the water, then no beach house will.

243 Highway 1, Carmel, California
1 243 Highway 1
A stunning new contemporary oceanfront masterpiece, located 4 miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea. This dreamhouse is situated on a private cove in Carmel Highlands, with two stone staircases leading to the water’s edge. Yes please. (Wallace Cunningham Architects)

Truro Residence, USA
2 Truro Residence
This sustainable modern beach house in the dunes of Truro, USA, is, besides being a stunning ocean estate, extremely energy efficient. How’s this for a weekend getaway? (ZeroEnergy Design)

Hot Water Beach House, New Zealand
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This Hot Water Beach House is a single-story beachfront property on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. Thanks to its curved shape and a lot of wood it blends harmoniously with the New Zealand’s beach environment. Take. Us. There. (Steven Lawson)

Summer House Inside Out, Norway
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, hytte
Have you ever thought that a beautiful and modern house can appear on the top of a hill? This is the reality. An oasis of warm summer nights, endless parties and budding love stories. (Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter)

Casa do Pego, Portugal
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This luxury beach villa is located in Comporta, one of the most exclusive places in Portugal. And it’s not just the balcony, it is really quite hard to find a spot in the house that DOESN’T offer a postcard view.

So what do you think, call out of work and head to the beach right now?

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