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Jul162013

Destinations: Vacation Ideas for the Design-Inclined

We've only got six or so more weeks of summer left. Have you planned your vacation yet? If you haven't, but still have an itch to travel, we've got some suggestions that will satisfy your desires for adventure, escape and design. Six great places to stay designed by known and not-so-well known practitioners that will delight your eyes and your soul. 

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

The Seashell House consists of two buildings representing moon and conch shells and was built by Eduardo Ocampo for his brother, the painter Octavio Ocampo. The shell theme continues throughout with a shell shower head and knobs and pottery. There's a pool, and, when you're ready to swim in something a little bigger, the beaches of Isla Mujeres are there too.

Los Angeles, California

The Fitzpatrick-Leland House, designed by Rudolph Schindler in 1936, is the only spec home he built. Perched at the crest of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Mulholland Drive, it was donated to the MAK Center by Russ Leland in 2008. It's furnished by Modernica and now available for short tem rentals. 

Two Rivers, Wisconsin

For an idyllic summer stay, the Bernard Schwartz house might be just the way to go. Commissioned in 1938 by LIFE Magazine as part their "Eight Houses for Modern Living" feature, the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed house combines Wright's compelling spaces with knockout surroundings on the shores of Lake Michigan—in the town that claims to be the birthplace of the ice cream sundae.

Margaret River, Australia

The Ooi House is a single story home in Margaret River designed by award-winning Australian architect Kerry Hill. It boasts views of the ocean and a nearby national park and offers an olive grove as part of its eight acres of gardens. Surfing at Prevelly Beach is just a short jaunt away. 

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

A German interior designer tapped award-winning architect Klaus Mueller to create a home near two of Maine's loveliest beaches. Completed in 2009, the contemporary residence offers space for six. A deck wraps around the exterior and provides views of the tidal water that surrounds three sides of the property. 

 

Patagonia, Argentina

If you're sick of the heat, you can always head far, far south and enjoy a little bit of winter—and it doesn't get much more dramatic than a house designed by Argentine architect Roberto Frangella in Patagonia, Argentina. Located on a hilltop overlooking Nahuel Huapi lake, the residence features a glass facade on the lake side. Inside, guests can enjoy the owner's collection of contemporary Argentine art.

 

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