While Labor Day may mark the unofficial end of Summer, it’s actually not over until September 23rd. So, today, my time will be well spent flat out on one of those lounges indulging in a bit of vitamin D therapy or refreshing myself in the cool depths of that slate lined pool. Topping the day off with a simple alfresco dinner and an evening fire at the pool house and I’ve put together the perfect  holiday stay-cation.

 

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Break Time

August 4, 2013

How great would it be to sneak off for a break to a little house like this…50 sf , in the woods, screened with a transparent roof AND a suspended mattress??  Grab a stack of inspirational reading , a fresh cup of coffee, or your favorite pillow and head out to meditate…recharge…regroup. Be sure you leave your phone behind and maybe forget to tell anyone where you’re off to.

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Gimme Shelter

July 14, 2013

And, a little deck to get my vitamin D on and I’m good to go.  A simple Monopoly game shaped structure…it can’t get any simpler than that…just enough of a terraced deck and a view stretching out over a gently waving meadow. Take a deep breath and leave the weeks ” crazies” behind. It’s another summer weekend get-a-way. Still, I’m not a fan of the steeply pitched roof, it’s the comforting  shape and the warmth of the dark gray wood exterior that  draws me in. The interior here is intentionally spartan, fully wrapped in OSB that provides a great natural finish that draws from the grassy exterior views…and simply appointed,making it adaptable as guest cottage, gathering place or studio. Too bad it’s located in the UK…I was just about to start loading the car.50b92a1eb3fc4b2a3f0000f7_stealth-barn-carl-turner-architects_-c-_tim_crocker_stealth_barn-2908_copy-528x35250b92a48b3fc4b2a3f0000f9_stealth-barn-carl-turner-architects_-c-_tim_crocker_stealth_barn-2339_copy-528x352

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