We ran across this holiday-inspiring villa and rushed to do some further research about the project as a whole. The luxurious building is actually a part of PGA Catalunya, a resort located close to Barcelona, Spain, and spread over 300 hectares. Developed by Catalan architects Damian and Francisco Ribas, this particular residence is structured on two levels. Large sliding glass doors open the living and dining spaces on the bottom floor towards the pool, also providing a connection with the expansive terraces and private gardens outside. A double-height vaulted ceiling floods the living space with natural light and a contemporary kitchen with a separate utility room makes it easier for the guests to mimic their life at home. The master bedrooms on the second level features large bathrooms and separate dressing areas with direct terrace access. A children’s play area is also integrated in the house plan. Have a look and tell us if you find anything that would suit your perfect holiday home.
When square footage is limited, the last thing you need is an obstacle course of furniture to weave through. Stick to the basics of what you need to enjoy your space. This doesn’t mean you need to live in an empty apartment; it means you should select pieces that serve double duty. Some ideas for multifunctional furniture include. An ottoman (even better: a storage ottoman). It can convert your sofa into a chaise sectional or work as a coffee table (with a tray on top for stability) or extra seating. A sofa table. This can serve as a makeshift dining table, a desk or an entryway table. Go the extra mile and choose a narrow 30-inch-high bookcase or a sofa table with shelving. Stacking, self-storing furniture. Nesting side tables have a variety of uses. A bench. It can serve as dining room seating, a coffee table or a low media cabinet.
Here’s the catch: San Diego comes with what locals call a “sun tax.” It’s pricey to live in “America’s Finest City” and the surrounding county, and the region perennially ranks among the most expensive in the country. It’s often a landlord’s market on the apartment front, and home prices are well beyond what many locals can afford. Still, millions of people manage to make San Diego their place in the sun. We spent more than 30 hours conducting extensive research on San Diego’s apartments, neighborhoods and residential options. We looked at more than 80 apartment complexes in the San Diego area, categorizing them by location and comparing them with a set list of criteria. Besides basic information such as year constructed, number of units and average rent prices, we factored in community amenities such as outdoor spaces and fitness facilities.