Cactus Fever

The structural form of the cactus lends itself perfectly to white walls and simple lines. Here are some of our favorite spaces with a touch of cactus fever.

Cactus fever

HOLBOX ISLAND BUNGALOW, HOLBOX, MEXICO

With its whitewashed walls and cool Tex-Mex vibe, this three-story house is a dreamy space. Pristine and relaxing, its rooftop terrace and lounge is the place to catch the island sunsets and night-time stars.

16TULUM, TULUM, MEXICO

Constructed entirely of monolithic concrete forms, this villa climbs to the treeline sheltering the calm, cool central living areas. Almost completely unadorned, its design allows the architecture and jungle to sit center stage.

Cactus Fever

THE BREXLEY, SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

Style-conscious travelers seek out The Brexley for its understated opulence and inspiring stillness. Natural light seeps in through the windows, while a leafy canopy shrouds the patio and pool.

KALAFATIS VILLA, MYKONOS, GREECE

Cool whites, sparkling blues and rugged natural elements are some of our favorite things about Mykonos. This luxury Greek villa with private pool brings them all together in a tribute to the beauty and traditions of the island.

TORRE PUNTA CAMPANELLA, GULF OF NAPLES, ITALY

Part of a portfolio of properties designed by Naples-based Norwegian architect Kristine Standnes, this fortified tower is a successful mix of Italian history, design and culture, with a Scandinavian concept and aesthetic.

KINGSBRIDGE HOUSE, DEVON, ENGLAND

This English home is an immaculately conceived space hidden behind a 200-year-old brewery that was rescued from ruin. A surprising and unexpected transformation, it’s a bright and cheerful family-friendly retreat.

Cactus Fever

MASSERIA MOROSETA, PUGLIA, ITALY

This white stone bed and breakfast blends old with new – elegant lines with natural elements and rural simplicity. A lovely feature of the property is the high-walled private gardens, filled with orange trees and views of the olive groves.

KRISEL GLASS CABIN, PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Built in 1958 at the height of Palm Springs’ mid-century design boom, this home is a beautifully preserved showcase of mid-century style, offering a luxurious desert retreat for fun in the sun.

NOMAD HOUSE, ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO

The designer of this Moroccan home took 200-year-old sandstone columns and thuya wood ceilings, adding whitewash with stone and driftwood accents, Sixties furnishings and colored lighting, to create a whimsical cave that is at once futuristic and prehistoric.

PUGLIA MASSERIA, PUGLIA, ITALY

An abandoned ruin has been turned into a chic hideaway with an emphasis on culture and nature, rustic elegance and tradition. We love the vaulted stone work, cool pale palette and simple, luxurious style in and out.

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