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Vintage House Daylseford \ Daylseford \ Australia

Located on the border of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, the charming 2 bedroom house and 1 bedroom studio are surrounded by willow, pine and fruit trees on an acre of land with gorgeous views extending over the Wombat State Forest and Doctor's Gully. Originally an 1860's miner's cottage, the home has been lovingly restored and re-designed by Kali Cavanagh, bringing new life to the house by highlighting the original features and furnishing with antiques, vintage and industrial furniture and artwork from around the globe. Guests can enjoy luxurious open plan living in the main house with a large 18th Century dining table, industrial chairs and banquette, as well as a spacious moody lounge room with 3m high ceilings, an open fireplace and chesterfield sofas. With such inviting indoor spaces and outdoor seating on the verandah and table for 12, the hardest part will be deciding where to relax with your glass of wine!

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*images by Sharyn Cairns, Interiors, styling, custom furniture and layout design by Kali Cavanagh

Flamingo \ Byron Bay \ Australia

This unique property offers a range of accommodation including a modern 4 bedroom house, a charming 5 bedroom cottage, a private loft-style retreat, and self-contained suites. Surrounded by lush gardens, this jewel has been completely restored, designed to keep the motel's old world charm, but with a distinct modern flare with luxe styling and state of the art amenities and appliances. Located just a short walk from the city center and iconic beaches, the easy living vibe of Flamingo Byron Bay is ideal for a family vacation, romantic retreat or a holiday with friends.

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*Images courtesy of Flamingo Byron Bay and Christie Graham

Villa CP \ Girona \ Spain

Situated in the mountains among unspoiled nature with 180 degree views of Gavarres National Park, this beautifully restored farmhouse (Masia) was completely rebuilt by an acclaimed Barcelona architect as a sustainable modern eco-villa, featuring a natural water pool, uber modern kitchen appliances, and chic decor throughout. The owners have taken great care in making every aspect of the home intuitive and comfortable, perfectly blending the spacious and sleek design of a modern home with rural charm. With 6 bedrooms, it is the ideal vacation home for friends and families, with a balance of contemporary design, sustainable architecture, and that feeling of "getting away from it all". Located just a 20min drive from Girona, it is easily accessible to restaurants and shops, however once you arrive, I don't think you'll be wanting to leave!

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*Images and review by Jocelyn Mandryk

Casa X \ Barcelona \ Spain

There’s something distinctly ‘James Bond’ about this 4-bedroom home just outside Barcelona: an X-shaped concrete and glass construction jutting out from a pine-tree-covered hillside looking out to sea – yes, it’s hard to think of a weekend getaway better suited for a seriously slick spy on a break.
Casa-X is available for both visitors and commercial guests. For couples, families and groups looking for a fantastic place to spend their vacation time, to film directors looking to infuse a little Tom Ford into their next feature film, this place offers both. And we can see why.
Designed by renowned Catalan architects Cadaval & Sola-Morales, Casa X unashamedly stands out from the rest of the more traditional villas set in this affluent area of Cabrils. Inside, it’s a generous 315 square metres distributed over 2 floors; and while its carefully kitted out with a mix of modern décor - think giant contemporary artwork, 60’s style Charles Eames chairs, and oversized light balls – the real star of the show is the view. Wooded mountains and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea are visible from all angles, and reflect off the double height floor-to-ceiling windows. Here, nature and cutting edge design are one.

*text via Clemmy Manzo and images via Jocelyn Mandryk