Away from the hustle and bustle of daily life in the city, weekend retreats are designed for relaxation and rejuvenation. They provide a short break that is memorable and refreshing. These second homes are usually built close to nature on the outskirts of cities or near hills, beaches and lakes. Hence, designing and building a weekend home is challenging since the climatic conditions of the place, the topography of the area, the architectural theme, and the family preferences are to be considered in detail to enhance the ‘happiness quotient’ of the home. The professional architects on Homify have created these beautiful weekend retreats, and we have put them together to present you with ideas and inspiration.
This weekend retreat rising from the hills is built to merge with its surroundings. It is made using locally sourced materials like stone, wood, slate, and concrete. The design blends modern architecture with the colonial style of traditional homes found in most Indian hill stations.
This country-style weekend retreat is inspired by the traditional village homes of India. The sloping roof façade covered with clay bricks and the exposed brick wall with a lattice pattern hides away the main structure of the house. The vents on the brick wall facilitate the flow of air and protect the privacy without completely blocking the view of the greenery from inside.
Simple and clean design philosophy brings in charm to this weekend retreat. After the glitz and glamour of city life, it will surely provide a welcome respite for a weekend away from the crowded city and a busy lifestyle.
The colonial-style design of this weekend home makes it appear luxurious. The prominent façade with a steep slope on the roof and glass windows acts as a filter for sunlight and ventilates the interior without blocking the natural light and fresh air.
High above the ground, made from the natural materials available locally, this quaint and quiet weekend retreat merges with the nature around it and yet maintains its identity with bright shade announcing its presence.
Transparent toughened glass framed with sturdy concrete creates a modern and sophisticated weekend retreat. The unobstructed view through the glass, the minimalist design philosophy and a pool on the side make it ideal for relaxing and recharging.
Bright orange and yellow splashes make this double-storey weekend retreat eye-catching, while simultaneously giving it the look and feel of a countryside home. The reflective glass keeps the brightness and warmth of the sun away, ensuring that the house is cool even during the sweltering Indian summer.
Enclosed by nature on all sides, this serene weekend retreat is a paradise on earth. The design of the house takes into account the need to preserve the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Glass, concrete and neutral shades come together to make this modern weekend home sophisticated and tranquil. Perfect geometrical shapes, extensive use of glass and clean and clear lines follow the modern design philosophy, but the pool and garden add softness to the look.
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