Typically we look at architecture which we can only dream off living in. But this week let’s look at homes that are available to live in if only for brief periods of time. Rentable luxury!
My goal is not to promote airbnb and other short-term rental organizations but more to promote the fact that not being able to afford to purchase some of these amazing homes we contemplate does not necessarily have to deny us the experience – not completly.
My favourite is Costaguti Palazzo in Rome. The combination of classical detail with contemporary furniture is fantastic. I’d need to round up a few friends to rent it all out. Of course that can be the case of a few of these.
Click the title above each pair of pics if you wish more detail. At times finding more info on the architecture of the properties was challenging as the rentable aspect took over the Google search.
Praa Sands Beach House, Praa Sands Cornwall, UK. A study of modernist geometry designed by Alex Michaelis of Soho House.
Saddle Peak House, Topanga, California. A modernist home designed by California architect Michael Sant.
Cube House, Rotterdam, Netherlands. These high density homes were designed by architect Piet Blom to maximize indoor space.
John House, Sydney, Australia. John House is an Australian architect. The home makes the best use of the Australian climate by featuring flexible indoor-outdoor spaces.
Mary Clare DeReuil Steel Tree House, Atlanta, Georgia. Designer Mary Clare DeReuil and her partner Carlos Tardio of Tardio Architecture principaly used salvaged materials for this home.
Nalu, Nosara, Costa Rica.
Off Grid IT House, Pioneertown, California. Considered a triumph of design and environmental consciousness. Sleek industrial modernism.
Pagham Beach House, West Sussex, Great Britain, UK. This award winning home was inspired by the idea of a picnic on the beach.
Pole House, Fairhaven, Australia. Built on a pole this house designed by engineer and architect Frank Dixon has been a landmark since the 70s.
Seashell House, Casa Caracol, Mujeres, Mexico. This whimsical structure was designed by Raquel and Eduardo Ocampo.
Seth Peterson Cottage Mirror Lake, Winsconson. This Frank Lloyd Wright home was designed in 1958 for Seth Peterson. It is typical of Frank Lloyd Wright but on a small 880 square feet scale.
Sliding House, Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. Commissioned in 2005 as a three-season retreat. This award wining 1700 square feet residence was designed by Brian MacKay-Lyons. What makes it most dramatic is its placement on an eight-degree slope
The Bear Stand, Gooderdam, Ontario. Approximately three hours from Toronto stands this 3300 square feet house on the shores of Contau Lake.
Tree House, Florence, Italy. Designed of wood, glass, and steel this whimsical tree house was the creation of architect Elena Barthel.
Villa Vals, Vals, Switzerland. Designed by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Muller of SeARCH and CMA. The design was to completely integrate the villa into its setting. It was completed in 2009.
Costaguti Palazzo, Rome, Italy. The highlight of this fantastic apartment is the ceiling fresco that illustrates the Allegories of the Months and Seasons, a masterpiece by the Zuccari brothers. The windows overlook Piazza Mattei and the Turtle Fountain.
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