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Visual Vacation: 8 Homes That Inspire Relaxation

By Dwell @dwell
You may not be able to get away from your desk today, but you can take a short visual vacation courtesy of these eight scenes from the Dwell archives. Picture yourself in any one of these amazing homes that inspire a nice deep breath and a sense of relaxation. Slideshow Modern sustainable house by the beach


A set of solar panels, a wind-powered well, and passive sustainable strategies make living miles from municipal utilities a non-issue for this Chilean beachgoer. The Casa Cuatro sits above a 180-foot cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The locally quarried stone makes the house blend in with the landscape and acts as a thermal-mass wall, absorbing heat during the day and releasing it through the evening.

Photo by: Cristóbal Palma

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