Summer Style: 5 Open & Airy Vacation Homes

Summer Style: 5 Open & Airy Vacation Homes

Sarah Coffey
Jun 14, 2011

Summer calls for simplicity at home. Opening the windows, sweeping the floors, and clearing out clutter can benefit your home any time of year, but summer style really lends itself to a casual, bare bones approach to decorating. Here are five vacation homes that abide by this philosophy.

Drevviken House by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Located just ten minutes outside of Stockholm, this lake house combines traditional Swedish austerity (wide plank wood floors, white walls) with panoramic views of the incredible landscape.

Treetop Chalet by Søren Rose

Danish designer Søren Rose created this Copenhagen home, using custom windows to frame the leafy views. Bright pops of color in the furniture contrast with the neutral floors and walls.

Montauk Lake House by Murdock Young Architects

Designed by a New York firm, this summer getaway uses white painted wood floors, walls, and ceilings to reflect light and accentuate the open spaces.

Mountain House by Anya Van Der Merwe Miszewski

Located in Cape Town, South Africa, this home is built into the foot of Table Mountain near a national park. Sliding glass doors open out onto the incredible surrounding landscape and further integrate the home into its site.

Sonoma Farm House by Min Day Architects

Striking a careful balance between modern and traditional style, this Sonoma County farm house uses built-in storage to maintain the streamlined, clutter-free look.

Images: Claesson Koivisto Rune, Søren Rose, Michael Moran for Murdock Young Architects, VDMMA, Min | Day Architects

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