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January 23, 2015
From Australia to Hawaii, five homes that make the most of their scenic surroundings.
Living and dining room of a modern eco-conscious pavilion in California by Feldman Architecture with Ligne Roset chairs Foscarini lighting and B&B Italia sofa.

In the open living-dining area of a Carmel, California, house, a sofa by Antonio Citterio joins a Metropolitan chair and ottoman, all from B&B Italia. A Big Bang fixture from Foscarini hangs above the dining room table, designed by architect Jonathan Feldman and surrounded by chairs from Ligne Roset.

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Originally appeared in Retirement Never Looked Better and More Sustainable
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Cinematic Family Retreat in São Paulo, Brazil

Isay Weinfeld's Casa Deck offers cinematic vistas of São Paulo.

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Originally appeared in Blockbuster Movies Can't Compete with These Monumental Views
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Bouquet chairs by Tokujin Yoshioka for Moroso

Geraldine and Kit Laybourne’s apartment is inside architect Neil Denari’s HL23 building in the Chelsea arts district of New York. It hovers above the High Line, a former elevated rail line now transformed into a public park. A pair of Bouquet chairs by Tokujin Yoshioka for Moroso are comfy perches from which to gaze down on the High Line.

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Originally appeared in Eye in the Sky: Urban Apartment Overlooking NYC's The High Line
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modern fairhaven beach house blackbutt eucalyptus master bedroom

The owners of this beach house in Australia wake up to stunning views of the azure-blue Southern Ocean in their otherwise monochromatic eucalyptus master bedroom. Architect John Wardle’s firm designed the bed base, and the panel in the ceiling hides a television.

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Originally appeared in 10 Bedroom Design Ideas
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The Stroj's son watches the Ocean.

With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape.

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Originally appeared in Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui
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Living and dining room of a modern eco-conscious pavilion in California by Feldman Architecture with Ligne Roset chairs Foscarini lighting and B&B Italia sofa.

In the open living-dining area of a Carmel, California, house, a sofa by Antonio Citterio joins a Metropolitan chair and ottoman, all from B&B Italia. A Big Bang fixture from Foscarini hangs above the dining room table, designed by architect Jonathan Feldman and surrounded by chairs from Ligne Roset.

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