Located in a residential area of São Paulo, Brazil, the design concept for this luxury 1280 square metre home all started with the swimming pool. Designed by Matheus Farah + Manoel Maia Arquitetura, this luxurious home design centres around a huge pool that can be seen from the majority of rooms in the house, where the easy indoor-outdoor living style is bestowed. The architecture of Ibsen House was created to facilitate shared moments and connected living by way of impressively large sliding walls, whilst also providing intimate privacy. The home’s most private space is located underground, where special neon lighting and acoustic treatments shape the Redroom, the ultimate party hideaway.

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Linear concrete volumes build this sleek and luxurious 1,260 square metre home design, located in Son Vida, Palma, Spain. Created by Osvaldo Luppi Architects, the deluxe villa features extensive terraces, which include a large outdoor swimming pool to enjoy under the Mediterranean sun. Outdoor living areas make the most of long days and warm nights on the south-facing multi-level terraces, which are stepped to follow the topography of the hillside. Walls of glass retract to adjoin the exterior with interior volumes, where clean white & grey walls and golden wood tone meld in marvellous spaces. Be sure to check out the walkthrough video of this spectacular Mediterranean villa at the end of the tour.

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Mild and modern, this peaceful contemporary Chinese home design creates a canvas for enriched living. Visualised by Shexia Space Design, this is a space where crisp and sleek aesthetics come face to face with the imperfect beauty of Wabi-sabi elements, and merge with the softness of the natural world. An indoor courtyard brings trees to a games room, a traditional Chinese tea room and a slick conversation pit, all under the dappled light of a glass bottom swimming pool. The design team reflects: “In the irreversible process of urbanization, we abandon the old way of life… The most precious in a space, the sun, the wind, beautiful people, and the bits and pieces of the past.”

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Vail, Colorado, a luxury ski destination in North America, is the setting for this exquisite modern estate. Apogee House is listed by Sotheby’s as a one of a kind residence, a personal ski retreat located on Vail Mountain with easy access to the amenities of Vail Village. The house also boasts its own 75-foot long heated lap pool, which has a stunning suspended glass bottom design and exceptional Gore Range views. There are more than 6,500 square feet of outdoor heated decks spread across different levels. Inside of the private holiday home there are 6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, a spa with a waterfall, and a freestanding elevator with a glass ceiling.

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Concrete, natural stone and solid wood build a beautiful 905 square metre modern spanish house, located in Comunidad Valenciana. Architects Ramon Esteve Estudio designed the house as a horizontal program of boxes and sunlight capturing courtyards. The elongated profile is enhanced by a flat roof and a floor that has been raised up 30cm from ground level. The swimming pool stretches flatly across the front of the landscape, forming a perfect reflection of the linear architecture. Overhangs on the exterior cause interplay with the natural light path to the interior, where contrasts of light and shadow shape the rooms.

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