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The ten best dream houses—Part 2

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Last week, we began to showcase some of the dreamiest houses on the homify platform. In the first part, we presented our favourites from around the world, visiting South Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and the Mediterranean. Homes located in warmer climates always delight us, however, not everyone likes the idea of an eternal summer, nor is it a realistic representation of life!

So, today we present the houses of your dreams in a slightly different way; we're going to look at a greater range of environments and climatic conditions. Our ranking begins at number 6; if you missed Part 1, never fear! Click here to start from the top! 

6. Mexican paradise


Estancia 1. Casa Calandrias. BR Arquitectos


Located in the Mexican province of Nayarit, Punta Mita is an exotic piece of heaven, which is located on a 10 kilometre stretch of pristine golden beaches and turquoise waters. It is the perfect setting for a luxurious, extravagant, dream holiday. Situated in the heart of the tropical jungle, on the Pacific coast, Casa Calandrias combines all the features of a typical dream home—fabulous location, unearthly luxuries, intriguing interiors and an interesting architectural style.

The idea behind this project is to crate harmony between man and the surrounding nature. Open spaces, flooding the inside with not only breathtaking views, but also allowing the occupant to feel as though they are at one with the surrounding nature, sunshine and fresh ocean air. The chosen materials and colours, blend into the landscape, creating unity between the built form and the environment. 


Alberca. Casa Calandrias. BR Arquitectos


Every luxurious property is complete with an equally as luxurious swimming pool! This one is very different, however. It is a high-quality, natural pool that is filled with purified water, but not in the traditional chlorinated methods. Using biological filters and plants, a hydroponic water system cleans the swimming pool. Therefore, the water is filtered like it was part of nature. 


Estancia 2 . Casa Calandrias. BR Arquitectos


A thatched ceiling is traditional to homes in this area and climate, so, in keeping with the environment, the roof has been created to match the vernacular of the area. Combined with white and natural tones, the room appears to be fresh and airy. Located in close proximity to the pool, the occupant has tropical vegetation, and a view of paradise at their finger tips. It is no surprise that this property has joined the top 10 list.

7. An idyllic rural property

As we daydream at our desks, many of us are transported away from the fast-paced, noisy city life that we are burdened with everyday. We dream of a return to simpler forms of existence; characterised by a blissful peace, tranquility and comfort. All this is guaranteed to us at this idyllic estate, beautifully inscribed in a rural, idyllic landscape.

This villa is maintained in the architectural style and decor of the eighteenth century. At first impression, we feel that we are looking at a mansion straight out of a Jane Austen novel. Just like her novels, which are romantic and intriguing, so is the villa. It is characterised by its timeless, classic proportions, symmetry, wooden walls and panels, as well as the colours and decorations, which are reminiscent of old-fashioned luxury.

From the outside, the property  is reminiscent of a movie scene. A fairytale in itself, we are impressed by the surrounding landscape as it is extensive, green and well-maintained. Also included in this area is private lake, countless ponds, horse riding zone and forest area.

Inside the villa, the decor has retained its classic style. Although this is surely not the taste of everyone, it gives the room a truly cosy, and inviting nature, thanks to the use of warm colours, soft fabrics and of course, the decorative accessories. Wood components, a lavish crystal chandelier, and the heavy curtains are romantic and elegant. 

From the wooden bathtub, through to the flowery wallpaper, the bathroom retains the classic style, where nothing is accidental, and the final result remains in the old world. Even the view from the bathroom window fills us with a sense of timeless elegance and romance.

8. Flowing in luxury

 Garden  by Ark Arquitectos
Ark Arquitectos

Doñana Sotogrande

Ark Arquitectos

For those who dream of a life of luxury and extravagance, we have found the perfect dream house. Located in the heart of the Spanish national park Los Arcornocales, in Andalusia, we find this dazzling example of residential architectural design. A beautiful setting, perfect climate, and located in close proximity to golf courses, marinas, swimming pools and tennis courts, make this property an easy choice for our top 10 article. 

  by Ark Arquitectos
Ark Arquitectos

Doñana Chill out terrace

Ark Arquitectos

The residence is a jaw-dropping 2500m2 big, resting on a property which is 9000m2. Surrounded by an oak forest, is this private oasis of peace and intimacy. It is characterised by a modernist style that combines subdued colours, and limited material choices. A white exterior façade and large glass windows and doors, come together to create this wonderful example of luxurious architectural design.

9. Winter Wonderland

Moving  to a completely different climate, environment and style, we present a cabin which, thanks to its fabulous winter location, becomes an object of desire for many. This charming mountain chalet is located in the vicinity of the township Pigniu, in the Swiss Alps. Towering above the village, it is definitely an amazing example of contemporary architecture, however, it stays true to the other homes in the town, and retains a local mountain cabin style. 

Built of wood, concrete and glass, the property suits the local landscape and surroundings buildings. Large windows and sliding glass doors, open the inside space of the house to the surrounding nature, letting in a plethora of natural light and fresh mountain air. 

For cold, snowy evenings, what more could you ask for? An exemplary piece of both design and functionality is this heating unit. You can rest assured that you will be both toasty warm, and have your guests wowing over your hanging wood fire! 

The decor of the cottage is highly minimalist, with a limited selection of colours and decorations. Everything you see inside, reminds us of the the external environment, as it is natural, clear and fresh. With this, the designers have achieved a number of things; perfect harmony with the mountainous landscape, a high-end design of a traditional mountain cabin, an oasis of peace, relaxation and close proximity to nature. This is the ideal place for a winter vacation for lovers of snow, nature and active holidays! 

10. The pearl of the Mediterranean

Just like icing on a cake, so is this pearl of modern architecture. It's sheer scale, in conjunction with of course, its location, make this a dream home. Located in one of the most exclusive locations in Altea Hills, an area on the Costa Blanca, which is famous for its luxury properties and seascape. With that in mind, it is only fitting that a home which is absolutely breathtaking would be built here. Towering over the coast, it offers its residents stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Going hand in hand with an impressive mansion, is this incredible infinity pool, which appears to merge with the blue sky and sea water. It has a size of 70m2, and is surrounded by a terrace that is 200 m2 in size. The water in the pool is heated to ensure the possibility of a blissful dip even in the few cooler days. The effect is to present the occupant with the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean sun.

Minimalist design gives this residence its modern, but timeless character. The white exterior façade adds elegance and refinement, and the large floor-to-ceiling windows allow the light to flow inside the property. In addition, every room in the house has access to a splendid view. 

The interiors are arranged in such a way that they preserve maximum comfort and luxury, as well as ensure there is a large free space for entertaining and access to natural light. Italian porcelain floors, a Jacuzzi and wicker furniture, are just some of the elements that promote the chicness of this property.  

To complete the perfect picture notion of a dream home is this surrounding garden, which is full of orange, lemon and olive trees. Among the stunningly beautiful Mediterranean nature, there is also a tennis court. What could be more fabulous?

This strong accent finishes our journey through the most beautiful homes in the world. We hope that aside from feeling green with envy, you feel refreshed and inspired to take on some of these decorating tips into your own homes! 

Which is your favourite from the list? Did we miss any that you think are the dreamiest homes on homify? 
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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