9 Magical Places to Fantasise About Moving To
Love to dream about living in your fantasy home? These stunning properties are sure to spark your imagination
If you’d adore a home with expansive water views, check out this house on the Isle of Skye. It overlooks Loch Dunvegan in the northwest of the island, and makes the most of its enviable position with a wall of glazing.
The furniture is arranged to take in the gorgeous natural views and, with a wood-burner to keep you cosy (and maybe a local whisky or two), what else do you need?
If you yearn for cosy rooms, rather than large open living spaces, you might prefer a cute cottage like this one. This room has a spacious feel despite its small dimensions. Large-format tiles mean the floor isn’t complicated by multiple grout lines, and white walls and woodwork keep the room feeling bright and spacious.
A mirror reflects light from the pretty cottage window (you can just see it reflected), while book shelving on the staircase is a neat way to pack in storage and prevent the space feeling cluttered.
Nothing but a house on the beach will do? Then what do you reckon to this new home in Camber Sands? This four-bed family house replaced a rundown bungalow and is oriented to the southwest for the best sea views possible.
Notice the glazing: the corners are column free and the outlook to the beach is through a single piece of glass, so it’s completely uninterrupted.
Nevermind extending, renovating and redecorating, if commissioning an architect to get the home of your dreams is on your bucket list, check out this beautiful new pad in Hampshire.
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This is the perfect property for those who want to be right in the garden when they’re inside. It’s a contemporary take on a conservatory and replaced an outdated version previously attached to this Cornish manor house.
The glass is structural – it doesn’t rely on a frame to support it – which allows architects to create dramatic designs like this.
This house would make an impact every time you came home. It’s a renovation clad in mirror-polished stainless steel that reflects the trees opposite. It may be located in London, but you wouldn’t feel far from nature living here.
A barn conversion could tick all your fantasy home boxes. There’s the possibility of an open-plan layout, plus bags of rustic character. This Devon barn fits the bill beautifully. Wood and stone are prominent, keeping the property true to its agricultural origins. The suspended fireplace, meanwhile, is an eye-catching feature that gives the space a contemporary twist.
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Forget trudging to the local pool. If you yearn to swim at home, this design has your name on it. It’s indoors, but can be opened up to the surrounding meadow, so it’s like having an outdoor pool as well.
Here’s a dream home (as long as you don’t suffer from vertigo) with a panoramic outlook on the London skyline. This apartment’s in the Strata tower – that’s the one with the three wind turbines on the top in Southwark, if you happen to know the area.
A generous rug links dining and seating in this lofty living space, a strategy that can be repeated to anchor furniture even when the proportions of your home are far less dramatic. The textural finish adds a softness that balances the harder materials of the apartment.
Are any of these the fantasy home you’d love to own? Where do you dream of living?Tell us about your perfect property in the Comments section.