Friday Fun: Villas to Get Away from It All

Sunny spells announced today after yesterday’s stormy weather, but more grey bleakness still to come. So of course I cannot help but wish I were far, far away from it all, in one of these luxurious villas. (Small aside: have you noticed how most celebrity homes and holiday villas featured in magazines are rather tacky and over-decorated? It wasn’t as easy as you might think to find something appealing… even when money is no object.)

It's the landscape which usually does it for me... Villa in Bali, from baliluxuryvillas.com
It’s the views which usually do it for me… Villa in Bali, from baliluxuryvillas.com
Fearless architecture also tempts me, villa in Camps Bay, South Africa. From paradizo.com.
Fearless architecture also tempts me, villa in Camps Bay, South Africa. From paradizo.com.
Another Balinese beauty, but this time the Zen qualities of the inner courtyard. From cuded.com
Another Balinese beauty, but this time the Zen qualities of the inner courtyard. From cuded.com
The swimming pool seems obligatory, even if you have the sea nearby, as in this villa in Seychelles, from cuded.com
Plenty of room to welcome your friends in a mass contemplation of the sea, as in this villa in Seychelles, from cuded.com
The swimming pool comes in handy if you want a quick dip without trekking all the way down to and up from the beach, as in this Mykonos villa. From 400 Holidays site.
The swimming pool comes in handy if you want a quick dip without trekking all the way down to and up from the beach, as in this Mykonos villa. From 400 Holidays site.
Villa in Chile integrated into the landscape, with a rooftop garden. From trendir.com
Villa in Chile integrated into the landscape, with a rooftop garden. From trendir.com

The final one is purely conceptual for the time being and might prove a little too much for my claustrophobic tendencies, but it’s the perfect desert island for someone.

Floating villa with underwater level, from Daily Express.
Floating villa with underwater level, from Daily Express.
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15 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Villas to Get Away from It All”

    1. The South African one was the first to catch my eye, plus a Cape Town location is just so perfect… Yes, I don’t understand the compulsion for kitsch when you can afford something innovative and original.

  1. SUCH a difficult choice this time. I can’t pick between Chile in the landscape and the weirdness of the floating one. IF the floating one were moveable, would it be too greedy to have both. I do know someone who lives in Chile, so perhaps I could sail the floating house to Chile and moor it, and walk up to the house in the landscape, and perhaps the Chilean friend could come to stay. I think the floating house perfect for when you simply must get away from everyone and everything. I do like the idea of simply sailing out of reach of annoying casual callers! (except turtles)

    1. Although I love the idea of sitting outside in the balmy night and chatting till the wee hours, I know enough of those climates to know that the mosquitoes would be feasting on me, so…

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