Dream Weekender 5.0

Last time we reported on the Kiwi architects Crosson Clarke Carnachan they were sledging a dream weekender into place. Here we have a more (un)conventional approach to a dream weekender, “nestled in a beautifully private setting surrounded with large Puriri trees, Blackwoods and other natives, the building form is elevated for flood protection, and acknowledges the hill to the west, lifting towards its elevation.” More…

Honey, pack your bags…

Situated on a jaw-dropping 200 acres of property, this mansion in the mountains of Aspen Snowmass offers unbelievable views of the incredible mountains of Colorado. The property is listed with Sotheby’s at $29.5 million and grants owners total privacy whilst remaining a mere six minutes to the gondolas of Snowmass village. The 1,193 sqm property features 7 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 4 partial baths, an indoor pool and staff quarters. More…

Take a Break – Dream Weekender

An execution in simplicity is how we’d describe this rustic cabin in Austin, Texas (OK not just round the corner, but well worth the trip). Owned by Melissa Wilson, a yoga instructor and counselor, and her husband, yoga therapy sessions are regularly conducted at the cabin. So if you have a mind for an extended flight to reach your zen moment, read on. More…

Take a break – Dream Weekender 2

Following on from last weeks northern NSW discovery, this week we look to the central highlands in Victoria and architect Paul Morgan’s unique project titled The Trunk House. “The site contains a beautiful forest of extant Stringybark woodland. Our original interest was in the bleached bones of sheep and kangaroo skeletons found in forests and farms, and in the thickening of these joints, needed to carry additional loads. This interest transitioned into harnessing the natural load-bearing capacity of timber found in the region by utilizing bifurcations found in tree forks.” More…