by Becca Bergman Bull | August 8, 2016
As the dog days take hold, anyone who’s able to heads for the hills — and by hills, we mean golden beaches, tranquil islands, bucolic woods and, occasionally, actual hills. Here are 10 examples of vacation-house perfection, from a modernist “surf shack” outside Santa Barbara to a 15th-century stone tower on a tiny Croatian island (no air conditioner required). Thanks to the deft work of the designers behind them, the rooms in these homes, whether in Eastern Washington or East Hampton, embody the repose of summer without sacrificing an inch of style. Another commonality: All take inspiration from their natural settings.
East Hampton, New York
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Shelter Island, New York