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The summer has begun, and that means it's time to talk vacation homes.
And just like the weather, the vacation home market is hot, hot, hot. Last year, sales of vacation homes increased 57.4% year-over-year, according to the National Association of Realtors. Vacation getaways now make up a whopping 21% of all single-family housing sales, the highest share since at least 2003, when NAR started tracking it.
Here, BUILDER and Custom Home have pulled together some of the best vacation home designs that maximize scenic locations and offer stylish downtime for vacationers—from luxury beach houses and quirky confines to cozy coastal cottages, and even some unique tree houses. It's a feast for the eyes:
Developers' Luxury Clients Appreciate Turnkey Design
FourPlans: Great Vacation Homes
FourPlans: Multi-Gen Rustic Vacation Homes
Delicate Building in the Tuscon Desert
FAT and Artist Grayson Perry Collaborate on Quirky Vacation House
Fire Island House, Designed by Richard Meier & Partners
A Coastal Cottage, Built the Modern Way
Banyan Drive Treehouse, Los Angeles
Pierson's Way, East Hampton, N.Y.
4 Springs Lane, Rappahannock County, Va.