Situated on a glacier just below the summit of Denali, the Sheldon Chalet offers a swanky retreat in the rugged Alaskan landscape. The cabin sits 6,000 feet above sea level. Only accessible by plane, the exclusive accommodations include a living area situated around a fireplace, full kitchen, five guest rooms, and a sauna. Wrap around glazing immerses the interior with views of the towering peaks. During the day, guests can take full advantage of the surroundings and explore Ruth’s Glacier. After a personal chef prepares fresh Alaskan fare, cap off the night with a private viewing of the Aurora Borealis from the observation deck.
Located on Greece’s Paros Island, the Hug House is a contemporary ode to traditional Cycladic architecture. The holiday home is situated on a rocky slope. Wrapped in a wall of natural stone, it embeds itself into the landscape, concealing a pair of cubed structures. The buildings are clad in a white plaster facade and are joined by a shared terrace. At the center, a rectangular swimming pool extends out toward the coastline. Large openings in the surrounding wall afford the area expansive views of the adjacent Naoussa Bay.
There are so many interesting features in the Sao Paulo Duplex, it’s almost impossible to pick just one. First is the extensive art collection. From paintings on the walls to vintage furniture, the interior works as a backdrop to highlight the owner’s assortment of Brazilian pieces. Then there’s the lush garden landscape. Viewable from the living area’s double-height windows, the walls of vibrant greenery act as their own work of art. But the main focal point of the room has to be the swimming pool. Although it’s actually on the exterior of the home, the glass-encased pool can be seen while inside, creating yet another piece of art for the space.