AWARD WINNERS ON BOUTIQUEHOMES

Stay in a lauded masterpiece. More than vacation rentals, these BoutiqueHomes are design and travel award winners. Pictured top: CASA MODESTA, ALGARVE, PORTUGAL. Winner of the 2017 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence in Green Practices as well as an Architizer A+ Award the same year, the original house was built in the 1940s by a beloved local fisherman, and has been transformed into a hotel with whitewashed exteriors, crisp corners and a sky blue pool.

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SLOVENIAN ECO-HOUSES, LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

Awarded the Green Pencil Award from the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning, this property was developed as a sustainable luxury concept with six apartments. Built to the highest international environmental standards, the veritable nature compound is surrounded by extensive orchards and flowers.

ANDALUSIAN HILLS, MALAGA, SPAIN

We’re proud to have this crisp and bright adobe construction, perched on a hilltop with views of the countryside and Mediterranean, in our collection. We’d also like to flaunt the fact that it was the winner of the award for best rural escape in Spain in the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List for 2019.

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MARTAK PASSIVE HOUSE, LOVELAND, COLORADO

Of this Andrew Michler-designed cabin in the Rockies, judges said it “captured sustainability and imagination, with a strong natural connection and sense of place.” Green Builder Magazine awarded the family-friendly home the 2017 Grand Overall Winner for Green Home of the Year.

PIGEON BAY, CANTERBURY, SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Winner of the 2014 Urbis Award for Best House and Home of the Year finalist from HOME Magazine, this triumph of rock, concrete and sleek modernism is located along the Banks Peninsula in a dramatic volcanic landscape.

GÎTE LE CERISIER, NORMANDY, FRANCE

We’re in love with the atmospheric drama and contrast of this cottage that won the Zoover Award Gold 2018 and was also voted one of its Top 10 Best Holiday homes in France. A former farmhouse and stables, it was built from local granite walls with soaring oak beams.

GALICIAN MODERN, GALICIA, SPAIN

Designed by Spanish architect Inaki Leite, this coastal and Scandinavian-inspired home was recently heralded as “Most Innovative Contemporary Residental Design” by Build Magazine and “Best Sustainable Architecture” by the Association of Architects of Galicia in 2016.

TEERONEER, COUNTY CLARE, IRELAND

Rooted in its rural landscape, an ancient farm dwelling was resurrected by architect Peter Cody into a striking modern residence. One result of his masterful effort was a prestigious award: the 2017 Munster House of the Year, by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.

GIRONA TOWNHOUSE, GIRONA, SPAIN

Recognized by Dwell Magazine as their Best of Design 2018 Winner in the bathroom category, and it’s earned in one glimpse. Architect Anna Noguera and her husband kept the original 16th-century stone walls and complemented it with smooth concrete, to striking effect.

VILLA MAGGONA, MAGGONA, SRI LANKA

This island villa, combining influences from architect Madhura Prematilleke’s work in Asia, the Middle East, India, and Finland, was honored with the 2010 Architect’s Design Award. We admire its horizontal silhouette and stunning dining pavilion.

DAR EL SADAKA, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

This year, the coveted Readers’ Award for the Mediterranean region at the 38th Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence went to this stunning villa that is laid out on over 25 acres of oasis-like gardens. Imagine lounging in one of its cozy alcoves, looking out onto the majestic Atlas Mountains.

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THE FLOATING HOUSE, MALPAIS, COSTA RICA

Besides being a design blog darling, this home (which is actually a trio of “pods” that form an eco-friendly treetop habitat) was shortlisted for “House of the Year” by World Architecture News, and was awarded five Costa Rican Binneal awards.

For more award winners on BoutiqueHomes, explore our collection here.

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