This A-frame home 45 minutes outside Paris features multiple types of wood: untreated larch wood for the cladding
and window framing, ash for the ground floor, and spruce for the attic.
Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turned a stone farmhouse near France’s Chinon region into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and her many houseguests.
Chris Dyson Architects renovated a dilapidated, 19th-century gasworks building in England’s beloved Cotswolds with an addition that mimics the shape and materials of nearby barns while remaining distinctly modern.
The Plane House—a vacation home perched on a mountain on the Greek island of Skiathos—features clean lines and modern furnishings.
A couple in northern Italy traded a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country. "We wanted a luminous space to capture the beauty of the surrounding environment," one resident says.
In central Spain, a pair of architects crafted a modern vacation home attuned to its pastoral setting. Though the structure is firmly planted in the 21st century, sheep from a farm across the road still meander to the house to graze.