From the practical we move on to the exceptional as we step into the mesmerizing in Ostional Costa Rica. This captivating retreat is green in more ways than one as even the amazing natural forests that surround it leave anyone who stays here spellbound. Developed by Kalia this three-bedroom villa can be rented for around $600/night. A bargain considering all you get at this exotic hideaway.
Less than an hour from Windsor is one of those idyllic Aussie towns that combines the flavor of the outback with modernity and a relaxed lifestyle. The gorgeous is nestled in a quiet neighborhood of this beautiful town and its unique design ensures that the conventional boundaries between the interior and the outdoors are blurred using sliding glass doors.
With a spacious master suite also embracing a black and white color palette a gorgeous guest room that doubles as a home library and a kids’ room with a space-savvy loft bed this is an urban residence that perfectly blends form function and inviting warmth.
Step in and you will instantly notice the modern industrial style of the home with its own unique twist coming in the form of lovely Edison bulb lighting fixtures. Wrapped around ceiling beams and illuminating both the dining area and the stairwell in the form of sparkling chandeliers these Edison bulb fixtures steal the show both with their design ingenuity an unparalleled simplicity.
The interior of the home is clad in neutral hues with wood providing a change in scenery and ushering in textural contrast. A custom wall mural in the living area adds to the ‘natural’ appeal of the home even as the kitchen and the dining area act as a visual extension of this space. A smart kitchen with wooden cabinets and shelves and an ergonomic central island is illuminated by a sparkling pendant even as the dining table on wheels offers an eclectic and cool contrast.
The residence combines a wide range of textures and finishes along with modern aesthetics and industrial overtones to shape a living environment that is exciting elegant and definitely distinct. At the heart of this rejuvenated structure are two central voids that bring natural light to the lower-level living area and create a breezy atmosphere indoors.
A touch different from every other home on our list House Pibo in Maldegem is a partially underground structure with water-resistant walls and a garden that also morphs into its roof! The sloped roof of the semi-buried home is covered in greenery and over time the homeowner can easily turn this into a garden filled with beautiful flowering plants. On the inside a multi-level design that draws benefit from the smart insulation of the green roof ensures that life seems both bright and unique.