By Alwee Villarosa
In a charming neighborhood with wonderful restaurants and shops, and sights within walking distance, as well as the city center, Plaza Catalunya for about 5 minutes. I love the atmosphere in my neighborhood, you will find local and specialty stores (organic food, vintage clothes, vinyl records, wineries, vintage decor), a mix of cultures, the architectural style of the old city, good restaurants, terraces in summer, cultural centers. We also have one of the buildings considered artistic heritage: the Palau de la Música, just 3 minutes walk. Also, another landmark of the city is the Arc de Triomf. Reference point to get home. Or the Parc de la Ciutadella, a beautiful park IXX century, a great place to go for a walk, jogging, yoga, dance or swing tip-tap on the center stand or just breathe fresh air.
The Bower is one of three cabins in a close-knit hamlet nestled in the Wootha rainforest, only 10 minutes drive from the township of Maleny and 20 minutes to Woodfordia. Relax in front of the warm wood-burning fireplace, enjoy the abundant birdlife from your private deck, soak in the antique claw-foot bath, and lose yourself in the celestial clerestory views.
Admire the effortless blend of vintage and modern convenience and style of this sunny loft in central Budapest. With highlights like bold, contemporary artwork, monochrome accents, and a spacious walk-in shower, this home embodies bohemian chic. The flat is located just a short walk from Oktogon, one of the most popular areas of the city. Király Street is about five minutes away from where guests will find ruin pubs, cocktail bars, and wine tasting. There’s also plenty of dining options!
Have breakfast alfresco within the pinkish walls of a terrace and enjoy the breathtaking views of the magnificent baroque cathedral of San Giorgio and ancient Modica. The typical local-style house has recently been completely renovated and furnished with style, the kitchen and bathrooms have received designer upgrades; some of the original details are still present in the soft color of the local stone, the beamed ceilings and doors, the old painted ceramic tiles and some antique pieces of furniture. Modica is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002.
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Sip a refreshing glass of the natural spring water, then take a dip in the secluded natural pool at this nature-inspired, architectural masterpiece in the forest’s heart. Pick bananas, look for monkeys, and watch blue butterflies fluttering by too. The Arca house is located inside our ecological sanctuary called Aldeia Rizoma in the middle of the Atlantic Forest, at the border of Bocaina National Park, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. One hundred meters from the entrance gate of the property, there’s a local restaurant called Barão—a simple place, but very authentic, with delicious food. The local community of neighbors in that region live in harmony with nature and are our dear friends.
Mexico City, Mexico
This home, built in the 1920s, was recently restored to accentuate its original charm. Experience history and modernity in the private suite featuring repointed original brick, rustic finishes, an interior courtyard, and a shared rooftop patio. The property is located in La Roma, known as the artistic area of the city. There is always something happening, such as shows or exhibits. There are also a number of hotspots to indulge in international cuisine.
Marvel at this meticulously designed, eco-friendly villa overlooking idyllic rice fields. Some luxuries include a private swimming pool, smart TV, soundbar, and cooking and massage services. Relax in total privacy still close to the best beaches. Set within a secure and secluded development, it only takes a few minutes to reach a number of beaches such as Echo Beach, Batu Bolong, and Berawa. Canggu Club and more are all within a short stroll away. Popular upscale resort Seminyak is nearby, too.
Feel immediately drawn to the wrap-around, floor-to-ceiling windows with an accompanying balcony. Enjoy the large, welcoming sitting area, while gazing out at the gardens. Wander around, discovering the stunning furniture and modern decor accents. Hohe Warte is a densely populated hill in Vienna′s 19th district, Döbling. This exclusive area was home to many Presidents. Wander just two minutes to the 37 tram line which goes straight downtown. There, discover many restaurants, bars, and shops.
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Walk through a jungle-like secret path to a quiet beach from this tropical cabin. Surrounded by tropical palm trees, this space provides the feel of camping out and features modern comforts. Sit outside at night to take in the view of the night sky. Just steps away from a beach ideal for surfing, fishing, and hiking. Located just minutes away from “La Cueva del Indio”—Indian Cave—and Arecibo Lighthouse, and a short drive from Cueva Ventana, Las Cavernas del Río Camuy, and the Tanama River.
Los Angeles, California, United States
After a day of sand and sun, curl up by the fireplace in this delightful bungalow that captures the spirit of the neo-bohemian living. With vaulted ceilings, cheerful decor, and vintage touches, it feels open, bright, and welcoming. Rugged, beautiful landscape with picturesque mountain views and wide open cloudless blue skies. The morning crisp light to the sunset glow. The perfect spot for any photo shoot.
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