Imagine escaping for a season to Sozopol, Bulgaria, an ancient seaside town with much to offer its residents. Here waits a 192-square-meter home that pairs unique architecture with breathtaking views of the Black Sea.
Royal palms and flowering plants offer a small glimpse of what's to come from this vacation home in Jamaica. As guests follow the smooth stone driveway, they'll enter a lush landscape that boasts water fountains, stunning structures and an infinity-edge pool with views of the ocean.
The home's sleek modern design by Johannes Zingerle mimics boxes stacked atop and next to one another, each a sophisticated space for entertaining or relaxing. Walls of glass disappear to join the interior with beautiful outdoor areas.
This home's backyard was previously home to a large pool that had fallen into disrepair. To rectify the problem, designers suggested installing a "spool", or a spa/pool, to satisfy the homeowners' desire for a pool while scaling down the size of the previous pool, giving the homeowners space to make better use of their backyard.
The natural materials and colors in the furniture, rug and window coverings create a serene setting in this beach house living room. Brightly colored accent chairs add a punch of fun, just as a beach umbrella and chairs might add to the natural tones of the nearby sand and surf.
The home theater includes a large screen for viewing films, the big game or a favorite television show. Plush bean bag chairs and a contemporary ivory sofa provide plenty of comfortable seating options for guests.
A spacious home office features built-in bookcases and a large desk area with plenty of room for small group meetings. A dark brown coffered ceiling encases a skylight which provides a touch of natural light to the space.