Your house is your warmth

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
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Lockdown escapism: new book Living on Vacation showcases the world’s most stunning, architect-designed homes

Lockdown escapism: new book Living on Vacation showcases the world’s most stunning, architect-designed homes

Even in the very best of times, we all need to dream, to indulge in a little escapism that lifts us out of the everyday.

Now, as we learn a new “normal” while confined to our homes amid coronavirus lockdown, escapism is even more important.

A gorgeous new book, Living on Vacation (Phaidon, £29.95) is a timely tool to help us do just that.

Dive between its covers and discover an awe-inspiring selection of 45 exclusive homes, created for retreat and rejuvenation in breathtakingly beautiful locations across the world, from Australia to America, Morocco to Mexico, Norway to Nicaragua.

Sunset Rock House is yards from the rocky coastline in a small fishing village in Canada (Greg Richardson )

These fabulous, contemporary, architect-designed spaces include light-filled havens on sun-drenched private islands, peaceful lakeside cottages, secluded desert villas and intimate mountain hideaways.

Appreciate the unique architectural skills that have brought mood-lifting appeal

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