Today’s weekend escape takes us to Pantelleria, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, 100 km southwest of Sicily. This dream home has been designed by Studio Albanese, an architecture firm from Italy. The project involved renovating a partially ruined traditional Mediterranean dammuso house as well as creating new spaces using the original construction techniques. The result is stunning, the combination of old building techniques and modern style furniture gives an exciting and unique atmosphere to the entire estate.
This stunning beach house is located in Dwarskersbos in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Casa Sanchia, as the house is called, is designed by architect Marco Bezzoli of archilab. The whitewashed holiday home has a modern African interior that looks almost loft-like. The outside is connected to a 16km-long beach by a wooden walkway. The raw wood, stone, white walls and muted colours work very well with the blue of the sea and the sky. No wonder that this beautiful home has already been featured in many magazines!
This lovely beach house is situated in the quiet village of Icaraizinho Amontada, which is around 200km from the well known beach resort Fortaleza in Brazil. The architecture, and also the interior, is very simple. But that does not make this summer home, which is surrounded by palm trees, less stunning. I would not mind spending a week or two (or three, or four..) in this lovely retreat.
When Gray and Natalie Gillot moved to Ibiza with their two children in 2011 their dream was to work from home, without work taken over their lives. With careful planning, designing and renovating their beautiful finca, the couple have found the perfect balance on the beautiful island. Their beautiful home is located in San Agustin, a small town on a hilltop overlooking the west coast of Ibiza. The house is divided into two sections, with Natalie’s pilates and massage studio and Gray’s office space kept completely separate from their personal living area. When the time comes to call it a day, the two retreat into their home via a sliding antique wooden door that accesses the kitchen, dining and lounge area.
Today’s weekend escape brings us to Serifos, one of the Cycladic islands in Greece. This is where designer Paola Navone‘s beautiful summer house is located. The entire house is stunningly decorated with Paola’s own designs, mostly from here collection for Gervasoni. One of the most striking features of this house is the gorgeous view over the Aegean sea. Observant readers might have noticed that I have posted about Paola’s summer retreat before but I found these larger size images which give you a better view inside this lovely home. Paola also have a stunning apartment in Paris which you can see here.
Regulars readers of The Style Files know that I love to feature summer houses. I take pride in trying to find the most beautiful homes so you can dream away with me. Now summer is over in this part of the word I will focus more on autumn and winter inspired interiors but that doesn’t mean that I stop featuring gorgeous holiday homes. From today I will start a new series called ‘Weekend Escape’ in which I will feature a gorgeous home every Saturday or Sunday. Today we ‘escape’ to the Spanish island of Formentera where this modern villa is located. This newly build home is beautiful but I personally prefer the more rustic style houses. I do love the exposed walls and the beamed ceilings though.