With graduations commencing and Memorial Day mere weeks away, vacation time is heating back up. However, the reality for many of us is that, even when we’re off getting much-needed R&R, there are sometimes still a few tasks that need our attention back at the office.
Enter Boutique Homes. It’s a vacation-home rental site that lets you find an interesting space almost anywhere across the globe to meet your needs (work, home, and otherwise). And while we’re not recommending that you always take business with you on the road, we do encourage that you seek out the most comfortable spot to do so when it’s necessary — especially since this site lets you search its “architecturally significant rentals” by designers like Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, and Albert Frey. Take a look at a few that we found that fit the bill.
Set into the side of a wooded ridge in West Virginia, the prefab Lostrivermodern cabin by the award-winning firm resolution: 4 architecture (creators of the original dwell home) has a wall of glass extending nearly its entire length — and work and living spaces peppered with several comfortable Eames molded plastic chairs and a classic clock by George Nelson.
Work from an Eames molded plastic side chair with wood dowel base while facing a view of the High Atlas mountains in Morocco in Villa K, a contemporary house by Paris- and Marrakesh-based architecture firm Studio KO.
A stay in this holiday cottage by Denmark’s Søren Sarup in Aavego, Denmark might include a quick brainstorm by the fire in an Eames molded plastic armchair with wire base. After work is done, relaxation is guaranteed, especially since the home is situated in Thy National Park amidst the ocean, an estuary, lakes, and dunes.
It may be small, but time spent in this elegant and bright studio apartment in Marseille, France may be largely rewarding — it’s designed by Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, the Swiss architect better known as Le Corbusier.
Built in 1959 by famed architect (and Le Corbusier disciple) Albert Frey, this striking home is listed on the Historic Preservation List for the City of Palm Springs. It features the home’s original furnishings (including a Eames Storage Unit) along with a 30-foot waterfall and infinity pool and spa outside — the perfect place to take break after that “one last phone call” from the office.
Photos: Via Boutique Homes, all linked to their sources